Efficient Transportation & Comprehensive Services for Individuals 60 years and up
At the Senior Center, transportation is more than just getting from point A to point B—it’s about providing a lifeline of support and ensuring you can access the services you need. Let us be your travel companions on this journey of convenience and care.
Your Passage to Essential Services
For individuals aged 60 and above, the Senior Center offers a spectrum of services designed to meet your needs. Our transportation services encompass essential medical appointments, limited shopping trips, and other necessary trips. Our service area encompasses Bridgman, New Buffalo, Lakeside, Union Pier, Sawyer, Harbert, Three Oaks, New Troy, Grand Beach, and Galien.
Journey with Confidence
Count on our dedicated volunteer drivers to navigate the road for you. Whether you’re bound for a doctor’s appointment in Berrien County, LaPorte, Michigan City, or segments of South Bend, our drivers will ensure you arrive punctually. Between 8:30 am and 1 pm (Eastern Standard Time), we’re committed to being your reliable transport partner.
Plan Ahead, Travel with Ease
To ensure seamless transportation arrangements, kindly provide 5-7 business days advance notice for reservations. In case of emergencies, our team will handle requests on an individual basis, prioritizing everyone’s needs. Please also ensure your appointment time is Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.
Support through Contribution
We value your support in maintaining our van transportation service. While our services are freely extended, we gratefully accept donations to offset the growing expenses associated with transportation. Your generosity fuels our ability to keep you moving.
Patience Rewarded: Our Dedicated Volunteers
As you are travelling with us, we kindly ask for your patience. Remember, our drivers are devoted volunteers who give their time to ensure you reach your destination with care and consideration.
Why Volunteer with Us as a driver?
Drive Towards Compassion: Medical Appointment Drivers
With our fleet of six vans, we strive to provide individuals with the independence and care they deserve, and we are seeking dedicated individuals like you to join us as volunteer drivers.
Imagine the impact you can make in the lives of our clients. Your time, dedication, and willingness to volunteer as a driver can ensure that they receive the medical attention and essential services they need. By becoming a volunteer driver, you’ll experience meaningful connections by interacting with our riders. Getting to know their stories can be incredibly rewarding. Your presence and companionship during the drives can make their day brighter.
We understand that everyone has unique schedules. As a volunteer driver, you can choose the days that fit your availability. Your commitment, whether for a few hours a week or a few days a month, can truly make a difference.
You’ll be contributing directly to the well-being of our community’s elders. Your kindness and support can help alleviate their stress and ensure they receive timely care.
What We Require:
- Valid Driver’s License: A valid driver’s license is a must.
- Compassionate Nature, a friendly and caring attitude is essential. Patience and understanding are key qualities when interacting with seniors.
- Reliability is important to us; our clients depend on us. We kindly ask for your commitment to the agreed-upon schedule to ensure smooth operations.
How to Get Involved:
- Express Your Interest and simply call us at 269-469-4556 to let us know you’re interested.
- You will attend a brief orientation session to get familiar with our procedures, safety measures, and the riders you’ll be assisting. We ask that you participate in two ride alongs with an experienced driver to get familiar with our processes.
- Choose Your Schedule by selecting the days that work best for you. We appreciate any amount of time you can contribute.
- Join us in our mission to support and uplift our clients. Your commitment as a volunteer driver can truly change lives. Let’s come together and ensure that our beloved riders receive the care and attention they deserve. Rest assured, our insurance covers the driving records of all volunteers, ensuring a safe journey for everyone involved.