For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.
AARP Driver Safety Program
Driver's refresher course for drivers 50+ years old. See www.aarp.org/ws/EO/driver-safety-programs.html
Anderson Valley Senior Center
Alternate bus #489-1175
Transportation to senior center lunches plus weekly trips to Ukiah for shopping and doctor appointments. Wheelchair accessible. See www.avseniorcenter.blogspot.com.
California DMV Senior Driver Website
Includes Senior Guide for Safe Driving and Senior Ombudsman Program. See www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/senior/senior_top.
Coastal Seniors, Inc.
Veterans Hall, 24000 S. Hwy 1, PO Box 437, Point Arena
Transportation for individuals age 60+ or with disabilities. Around town or to shopping and local appointments. Once/month out-of-town transport to Fort Bragg, Santa Rosa, or Ukiah on a rotating schedule. See www.coastalseniors.org.
Community Resources Connection (CRC) Ride Service
PO Box 336, Gualala
800-395-8984 or 884-4562
Caring volunteers attempt to match qualified volunteer drivers to assist those that cannot drive to medical/dental appointments, community events, shopping, and other essential errands. Also, weekly van service on Thursday to Santa Rosa. For ambulatory riders in the coastal area between Elk and Timber Cove, including Annapolis (no wheelchair transport). A program of RCMS (Redwood Coast Medical Services). See www.crconnection.org.
Medical Transport 462-5336
Private taxi service serving the greater Ukiah area. Also, non-emergency medical transport for those in wheelchair or gurney serving Northern California by appointment. Call Dispatch line for regular taxi. Call Medical Transport line to arrange for wheelchair, gurney, and/or other special needs transport.
Indian Senior Center
425 N. State St., Ukiah
Transportation to doctor appointments and some shopping for ambulatory riders age 60+ or adults with a disability and a member of Tribe with Resolution. Services to others may be available for a suggested contribution. No wheelchair transport.
Lake Links Pay-Your-Pal
9240 Hwy. 53, PO Box 1030, Lower Lake
Provides reimbursement for Lake County older or dependent adults who are unable to use public transportation and rely on the helpers in their lives to drive them to their important appointments. By prior arrangement, provides mileage costs reimbursement to those enrolled so that they can reimburse their qualified drivers. See www.LakeLinks.org
Lake Transit Authority
9240 Hwy. 53, PO Box 698, Lower Lake
Wheelchair-accessible fixed-route public bus transportation throughout Lake County, and to Calistoga and Ukiah. (Transfer in Calistoga through Napa Transit to destinations south.) "Flex Stop" curb-to-curb service available within one mile of designated bus routes 1-4, 4A (call to arrange at least one day in advance.) Dial- A-Ride curb-to-curb van service available Clearlake, Lower Lake, and Lakeport. Special fare (75 cents each way) for persons age 60+ to travel via fixed route or Dial-A-Ride, if needed, to local senior center for lunch. All LTA buses are wheelchair accessible. For See www.laketransit.org for routes, schedules, and fare prices.
Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA)
241 Plant Rd., Ukiah
800-696-4682 or 462-1422
Dial-A-Ride, Fort Bragg 964-1800
Dial-A-Ride, Ukiah 462-3881
Wheelchair-accessible fixed-route public bus transportation throughout Mendocino County plus daily connections with Sonoma County Transit, Santa Rosa City Bus, AMTRAK, and Golden Gate Transit for regional service to Marin and San Francisco Counties in Santa Rosa. Also daily connections with the Sonoma County Airport Express at the Sonoma County Airport for service to and from the Bay Area airports. In Ukiah, MTA connects with Lake Transit service to and from Lake County. Dial-A-Ride curb-to-curb services in Ukiah and Fort Bragg and one flex route: the Local 9 PM Service in Ukiah. Reduced fares for seniors and passengers with certain disabilities who show an authorized MTA transit discount card at time of travel. All MTA buses are wheelchair accessible. For more information contact 800-696-4MTA or see www.mendocinotransit.org for routes, schedules, and fare prices.
Redwood Coast Senior Center
490 N. Harold St., Fort Bragg
Provides low cost door-to-door transportation on the Coast from Cleone to Caspar for individuals age 60+ or all persons with a disability. Wheelchair-lift equipped. Fee varies by distance. See www.rcscenter.org.
Ukiah Senior Center
499 Leslie St., Ukiah
Door-through-door, wheelchair accessible transport for individuals 55+, or younger with disability. See www.ukiahseniorcenter.org.
Willits Senior Center
1501 Baechtel Rd., Willits
Transportation line 459-5556
Main Senior Center line 459-6826
Door-through-door transportation for individuals age 55+ or younger disabled via wheelchair- accessible van or standard vehicle. Also available, volunteer drivers using their own vehicles to provide both local and out-of-county transportation. Set fares based upon distance. See www.willitsseniorcenter.com.