“Solutions for Seniors on the Go” provides seniors 65 years of age and better with three transportation options to easily get to and from doctor’s appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other daily outings. The three different transportation services offered through the “Solutions for Seniors on the Go” are as follows:
Taxi Scrip Purchase
Purchasing taxi scrip provides a curb-to-curb transportation option which costs the senior $8 for a ride booklet valued at $20. This program is intended for trips anywhere within North County.
The van service costs $5 per one-way trip and is a door-to-door transportation option. The service provides transportation seven days a week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, to any location within Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista. In addition, transportation is provided to Scripps Encinitas, Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, and any medical facility in San Marcos.
Volunteer Driver Services
This service is free and is a door-through-door transportation option. The free service is made possible, in part, by members of the community who have volunteered to use their own vehicle to provide rides to seniors. The ride is requested through the Transportation Coordinator and will be assigned a volunteer driver. The volunteer will then pick the senior up at his/her residence, assist them to the vehicle, including the carrying of bags, drive the senior to his/her destination, provide assistance at the destination or simply wait at the doctor's office, and then return the senior home – again providing assistance with bags or groceries.
Volunteer drivers are needed! To be eligible to drive you must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license and insurance, and have a good DMV record. All volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and pass a background check prior to “working”. Volunteer drivers are provided mileage reimbursement up to 250 miles per month for providing transportation and destination assistance to seniors.
TIPS and gratuity are welcomed on taxi scrip services only. They are NOT accepted in the shuttle service or volunteer driver service. Tips and gratuities are at the discretion of the rider and are never required.
For additional information about the services offered in the “Solutions for Seniors on the Go” program, or to volunteer to drive contact:
Janet Batchelor, Transportation Coordinator
Country Club Senior Center
455 Country Club Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
To register for services, please complete the application form and take or send to the senior center located at 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054, along with valid identification and residency verification.
Senior Transportation Waiver (80 KB)
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