Any medical appointment for cancer patients (all ages); two business day notice required; drivers are volunteers; rides not guaranteed but are usually provided; patients must be ambulatory; no fee, but donations accepted.
County-wide origin to destination service; door-to-door transportation available but need prior approval. For age 62+ or a person with a disability, reduced rates available. Call 337-8477 if you live within 3/4 miles of bus routes. Outside that area, call 337-8858. Request service up to 7 days in advance, 8am-5pm, Sun-Fri, by calling 350-2970. Personal Care Attendant (PCA) may accompany rider at no additional cost - must be noted when making request. Vehicles are lift-equipped. Will travel to the VA Hospital in Battle Creek. One-way fare expected at time of boarding - exact change required. Cancellation policy, expect any of 3 vans of varying sizes Metro County Connect Grocery Bag Assistance Program (269)350-2970
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-9pm; Saturday 7-10am & 1-9pm (based on availability); request service at time of scheduling; drivers will load up to 10 grocery bags on the van and deliver to the front door of passenger's residence; cost is double fare for the trip home.
Wheelchair lifts available on all fixed route buses; seniors and persons with a disability are eligible for discounted fares - call 343-8477 for certification forms (ADA) or to register by phone (senior discount, age 62+)
The Community Service van provided by Metro Connect is used to transport Portage residents ages 50+ to events and classes at the Portage Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 1pm. Trained volunteer drivers will pick up the resident at their home and take them back after the event. Additionally, trips to the Meijer store on Shaver Road are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the day before to schedule any ride. A donation of $3.50 per round trip is requested.
Senior Services, Inc.
Volunteers 4 Seniors: Volunteers are available to provide transportation to homebound Seniors for grocery shopping or non-emergency medical appointments. Rides must be to and from locations within Kalamazoo County and are subject to availability of drivers. A two-week notice is requested; donations are appreciated. Call 382-0515 x 127 for more information.
Volunteer drivers escort riders 60+ for medical rides Mon-Thur and for non-medical rides on Wed & Thur; drivers will stay for appointments; call Mon-Thur, 9am-noon to reserve, or leave a message on the 24 hour voice mail - advance notice is requested; call as soon as you have an appointment scheduled; cannot accommodate wheelchairs; $10 donation requested per round trip, but not required.