Generations Magazine - April-May 2016 - Catholic Charities Transportation Program - image 01Need assistance with your groceries?
     Want to meet new people?
            Or go to a doctor’s appointment?

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i Transportation Services may be a perfect transportation solution for you. The program offers trips on Oahu for seniors age 60 and older who live independently. The program has a fleet of vans that run every week for seniors who need routinely scheduled trips or occasional trips. Catholic Charities also provides transportation for Lanakila Mult Purpose Senior Center members.

Individual seniors or senior groups may schedule rides in advance. Group outings can be arranged for excursions. Individual trips for medical appointments and trips to congregate meal sites take priority. And you can also request to use the Transportation Service for grocery shopping, beauty salon appointments, visits to family members in a care home, government agency appointments to receive/renew benefits — and more. The services are “door-to-door, which means the van will help seniors from the front door of their home or building entrance to the front door of their destination. If a senior needs an escort to help them get from the front of a building up to 
a specific floor or office, they can bring a friend or relative on the van with them to serve as their escort — or they can request a volunteer escort from Catholic Charities Hawaii.

Want to sign up?

Registration in advance is re-quired to use the service. And all riders must be age 60+ and live in the community.

When is a senior NOT eligible?

If you live in a care home, foster home, nursing home or any other long-term care facility, or if you live in a retirement facility that provides transportation service, you may not participate in Catholic Charities Hawai‘i Transportation Program. If you are on Medicaid, you should be able to receive transportation for medical trips through your Medicaid provider (but Catholic Charities Hawai‘i can provide you with nonmedical transportation).

Want to help?

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i is seeking volunteer drivers for trips that may be outside regular business hours, and drivers to provide escort service when needed.


 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAWAI‘I TRANSPORTATION
Senior Intake Help Line: 808-527-4777  |  
www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org

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