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

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 2023

12,310 free rides for 774 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;  United Way of Central Alabama; The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama; The Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation; 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.