The City offers a volunteer Senior Transportation program which is coordinated through Parks and Recreation. The program is available on a first-come-first-served basis to seniors living independently in the City. For a nominal fee, rides are provided to area medical offices and to businesses within the City. For more information, call 205-978-0166.
How the Program Works
Riders complete an application to be added to the rider list. Once on the list, the rider may call for an appointment. The P&R staff will advise whether or not the time is available. Once an appointment is made, the Senior Transportation car will come to the rider’s home for pick up and then drop the rider off at the location. When the rider is ready to return home, he or she calls the driver. Riders should be able to enter and exit the car without assistance.
Our Senior Transportation program has been in operation over twenty-five years, and many of our volunteers have served well over a decade. We are very excited about our new volunteers who enable us to continue this wonderful service to our senior residents. Typically volunteers drive one day each month. If you would like to join us, please contact the Senior Transportation Coordinator Gayle England.