Transportation is the linchpin for access to services for the frail and disabled elderly. Our agency’s mission includes assisting the elderly to remain in the community. The geography of Washington Heights and Inwood, and that of many sections of the Bronx, includes many very hilly areas and there is virtually no public cross town bus service traversing this geographic barrier to services. We have worked extensively in Washington Heights, together with adult day care programs, case management programs and meals on wheels providers in order to bring the frail, disabled and homebound elderly out of their homes. With the accomplishments of many community-based agencies, we have been able to help the homebound get out of their isolation and out of the house to a wide variety of programs and services.


We have 9 buses in Manhattan, which provide free curb-to curb transportation services for seniors from West 220th Street to West 110th Street, North to South, and from the Hudson River to Harlem River, West to East. In Manhattan, we have a new program that allows disabled individuals with mobility, visual or audio impairments over 50 yrs of age and seniors citizens 60 years of age or older to become more independent and age in place, with the support of Mobility Facilitators. We will pick you up at your front door, escort you to your desired location and return you back to your front door, giving qualifying disabled and community seniors increased mobility and access to more community-based resources.


We have 5 buses in the Bronx from Crotona Park to Hunts Point and from the Sheridan Expressway West to Webster Avenue and Port Morris, comprising Bronx Community Boards 1, 2, and 3. Seniors receive transportation to and from the Senior Centers, and to and from medical and other appointments, just tell us where you want to go. Seniors also are advised on how to apply for Access-A-Ride.For information, call 212-568-5030, 212-568-5031.

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