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Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, seniors no longer driving have access to safe, affordable and dependable transportation.
Transportation can take you where you want to go.
Call us for details!
If you think it might be time to reduce or eliminate driving or your car is too expensive to operate, give us a call to find out how our Transportation program can meet your needs. We offer you a safe, affordable way to get where you want and need to go. During the last year we expanded our service area to all locations within 5 miles of the city limits of Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch. We are now extending our range to include all of the medical facilities in the Parkland/Southwestern Medical School complex near Harry Hines and Inwood in Dallas. There is no additional charge for any of these trips beyond the city borders and fees are individualized to each rider’s ability to pay. Remember, we want you to use Transportation for fun activities such as meeting friends for lunch. You can even plan an overnight visit as long as we can drive you during our weekday schedule. Give us a call to see if the locations you visit are within our service area. We can also give you information on other transportation options that can often be used in conjunction with our program.
Call us today at (972) 242-4464 to learn more!
Driver Larry Dennis picks up volunteer Glenna Grimmer from St. Joseph’s Village in Coppell every week. Glenna says, “It’s a good feeling to know that I can use SAS Transportation services to take me to places beyond the area served by my independent living facility.”
When Rosemary got out of the hospital after knee replacement, her doctor stressed the importance of continuing her physical therapy. A few weeks into her twice-a-week visits to the clinic, she began to feel that her frequent requests for rides from friends were becoming a burden but found using a cab to get to her appointments costly and not very reliable, even when scheduled in advance. When a friend told her about Senior Adult Services Transportation program, Rosemary decided to give it a try and for the remainder of her therapy she was able to get to and from her appointments on time. The drivers became friends and not only helped her into the van the few times she found herself worn out after exercises, but were her cheerleaders on the days she reported major progress. Rosemary is happy that she no longer needs help from SAS since her knee feels great and she is back to all of her regular activities, but she knows exactly where to go for help when challenges come up in the future. She also tells us that she thinks seniors who aren’t able to get out as much as they used to because they have limited their driving or because they no longer drive ought to give Senior Adult Services a call.
Whether you have given up driving permanently, can’t drive temporarily while you’re dealing with a health issue, or just don’t feel it makes sense economically to maintain and operate your own car any more, Senior Adult Services is available to help meet your transportation needs. Because of recent grants from Texas Dept. of Transportation we now have four vehicles and a new high-tech scheduling programto offer you even better service than before. We still have the same friendly driversand easy phone in request system, but having more vehicles has allowed us to expand our service area to serve you better.
Previously, our transportation service could only take you to locations within the city limits of Addison, Carrollton, Coppell or Farmers Branch but our expansionhas stretched the service area to within five miles of these boundaries. This means you can now use us for visits to medical appointments on the campuses of Baylor Medical Centers of Carrollton and Irving (MacArthur at 114), Dallas Medical Center, Medical City Dallas, Baylor-Plano and Presbyterian of Plano and the Medical Center of Lewisville. You can also shop at more places, even at Galleria and Vista Ridge Malls, and visit other locations to conduct your personal business.
One of our goals at Senior Adult Services is to give seniors more options and we believe that expanding our Transportation program clearly does this for you. Of course, this comes at a cost as we too have been hit with rising prices at the gasoline pumps. If you’ve ridden on one of our lift vans, you know that we have the added expense of operating vehicles that have been adapted to serve everyone - even when they use a walker or wheelchair as many do. We know that our fee increase presents a challenge for some and want to work with you to make sure you get the service you need without wrecking your budget. We encourage you to try us out and if you would like to know if you qualify for a reduced fee, just ask. One of our Case Managers will be happy to help.
Mary Joiner, Executive Director
If you can’t drive,
your life can come to a standstill.
Volunteer drivers in their own vehicles and three lift equipped vans help seniors stay independent and get where they need to go even when they no longer drive. The transportation program may be used for almost any purpose. Many requests are for medical appointments, but we also encourage riders to use our program to participate in social activities, run errands or visit friends. Riders must be enrolled in our program prior to making requests. The cost of each one-way ride is $10.00 (fee may be reduced when there is a financial need.) More information is available by calling our office or click here for contact information. To learn more about volunteering contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download and complete the volunteer application.