Resources FOR SENIORS

Transportation Services

Providing seniors with rides to medical appointments, important Senior Services programs and other essential errands.

The Transportation Program offers seniors aged 60 and above with rides to medical appointments and essential errands, such as grocery shopping, visits to the pharmacy or other professional appointments.  Rides are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, excluding holidays. To inquire about eligibility or to arrange an appointment, please contact us. To ensure we can schedule a driver for your appointment, please call us at least a week prior to your appointment or errand.

Who qualifies for transportation services?

All persons 60 and over living in Thurston or Mason county, who have no means of getting to their appointment and are not served by Dial-a-Lift, Intercity Transit, or Mason Transit can use our transportation services. If you have questions, please give us a call.

How do I schedule a ride? 

To inquire about eligibility or to arrange an transportation for an appointment, please email transportation@southsoundseniors.org or call us at 360-586-6181 ext. 128. To ensure we can schedule a driver for your appointment, please give us as much advance notice as possible.

Interested in supporting this program?

The Transportation Program is funded by private contributions, the United Way, Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging and by private grants. No senior is ever turned away if unable to contribute for services. Private contributions are essential to be able to serve so many. If you would like to contribute and join our community of supporters please contact our development office or ask your driver for a contribution envelope.

Donating a vehicle to Senior Services for South Sound is another great way to support our work. Proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will support our programs including the Transportation Program. Contact us if you're interested in donating a vehicle, we will review it and decide if the vehicle will be sold or used as part of our vehicle fleet. You will be provided with the appropriate documentation regarding your potential tax deduction. Contact us to donate your vehicle today to help seniors in our community!

Volunteer opportunities:

Volunteers are needed to drive clients to and from essential appointments. If you are interested, please contact us or complete a Volunteer Application.

For More Information

To request a ride or for more information, please contact Shel Barber, our Transportation Manager, at 360.586.6181 ext. 128 or via email at transportation@southsoundseniors.org