Senior Ride

Connecting low income elderly and adults with disabilities to medical care, independence and a healthier quality of life

 

Medical Transportation

A Quality Of Life Issue

Senior Ride Logo-Without Frame

For many senior citizens and disabled individuals on fixed incomes, lack of transportation is a huge barrier to accessing health care. The Senior Ride Program makes available free transportation to medical-related appointments for people in these situations. Without available transportation many seniors are at risk of:

  • Having to choose between paying for food, medicine or a ride to the doctor

  • A medical crisis resulting in emergency treatment or hospitalization

  • A diminished quality of health and life

  • Isolation

 Makes free transportation available to medical appointments for very low-income senior citizens and adults with disabilities by buying rides from established transportation providers

  • Pays the passenger fare

  • Screens for eligibility

  • Directs clients to transportation and other services when appropriate

  • Coordinates travel with the client, the health care provider and transportation provider

By the Numbers for 2017

11,206 free rides for 744 low income elderly and disabled

Free rides supported by funding from the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and Federal Section 5310 grant funding; Beeson Trust Team-Canterbury United Methodist Church; Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, United Way of Central Alabama, the Dixie Vintage Antique Automobile Club, The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

Senior Ride Application Forms

Senior Ride Applicant Letter   Senior Ride-Fact Sheet & Rider Guidelines

Senior Ride-Disability Determination Application

Look for our Senior Ride logo on our transportation partners’  (Need A Ride) vans!                    

Meet Deborah, a Senior Ride client, who spoke to us about her transportation issues and how Senior Ride has been there to help her.

https://www.facebook.com/TravelersAidBirmingham/videos/957553974408731/