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1 RIDE%GUIDE Senior Transportation Options for the Greater Austin Area

2 TableofContents Howthisguidecanhelpyou...2 Driver slicenserenewalandstateidentificationcards.3 Disabilityparkingpermits...3 Driversafetyresources...4 Adjustingtolifewithoutdriving...6 Questionstoask...7 Volunteerdriverprograms...8 GroceryTransportation&Deliveries...11 TransportationBusinesses...12 AustinSeniorCenterTransportation...12 Medicaidrecipienttransportation...13 Localbusandrail...13 Wheelchairaccessibleservices...15 Ruraltransportation...16 Longdistancetravel...17 Airportshuttles...17 Ambulanceservices...17 Usefulnumbers "

3 HOWTHISGUIDECANHELPYOU ManyolderAmericansthinkgivingupthecarkeysmeansgivingup independence.intheaustinmetropolitanarea,thatdoesnothavetobethe case.thisrideguidewillaidyouinfindingthetransportationoptionthat bestsuitsyourneedsortheneedsofsomeoneyouknow.thefollowingare commonsituationsandsuggestionsforhowtoremainmobileandactively involvedinthecommunity. Ifyoustilldriveandplantokeepdrivingaslongasyousafelycan: Takeadriversafetycoursedesignedforolderdriverstokeepyourskillssharp. Youwilllearnhowtodealwithchangesinyourvision,flexibility,reactiontime andmedications. Reviewdrivers safetyresourcessoyouspotpotentialproblemsbeforethey becomeserious. AdjustyourcarforcomfortandsafetybyfollowingCarfitpractices(seepage5F FAdjustingyourvehicle). Ifyouhavecutbackondrivingandarelookingforotherwaystoget around: Usepublictransportation(taxiorbus)forridestoshorterdestinations. Ifusingthebusisdifficult,youmightbeeligibleforavolunteerservicethat picksyouupathomeandtakesyoutoyourdestination. Ifyouareconcernedaboutafriendorfamilymemberwhoprobably shouldnotbedrivinganymore: Accesspublicationsthatprovidetipsabouthowtotalktofriendsandfamily aboutdriving. GetthelatestinformationaboutDepartmentofMotorVehicles policieson testing,reportingandlicenserenewal. Helptheolderdrivergetaformaldrivingassessment. Ifyoudonotdrive,busroutesjustdonotgowhereyouneedtogo,or youknowyoucannotusepublictransportation: ApplyforaparatransitservicelikeMetroAccessorCARTS. Callavolunteerdrivingprogramtoseeifyouareeligibleforservices. Useataxifordestinationsthatarenotfarfromyourhome. Ifyouneedhelpfromanotherpersoninordertogoanywhere: Askifyourpersonalcareserviceorhomehealthagencyhassomeonewhocan staywithyouatthedestination. Inquireiffamilyorfriendscanaccompanyyoutodestinations. 2"

4 DRIVER SLICENSERENEWAL ANDSTATEIDENTIFICATIONCARDS LicenseRenewalforSeniorDrivers Texasdriverswhoare79yearsofageorolderatthetimetheircurrentdriver licenseexpiresarerequiredtorenewtheirlicenseinpersonatalocal DepartmentofTransportationoffice.Driversover85yearsofagecanonly renewitfora2fyearperiod.inadditiontotakingavisiontest,youmaybe askedtotakeawrittenknowledgetestaswell.inpreparationforthis,youcan reviewthetexasdrivershandbookandtakepracticetestsbeforegoingfor yourlicenserenewal.forlicensefrelatedinquiries,call(877)452f9060or TexasStateIdentification Manyolderdriverscontinuetorenewtheirdriver slicensesevenafter giving upthecarkeys tohaveitforidentification.nonfdriverscanobtainastate Identificationcardthatisanofficialdocumentforidentification. TheTexasDepartmentofPublicSafety]DriversLicensesDivisionissues driver slicensesandstateidentifications ForgeneralInformationandneighborhoodbureaulocations: (512)424F2000 DISABILITYPARKINGPERMITS Disabilityparkingisavailabletoindividualswhohaveanapproved disabilityplacardordisabilitylicenseplate.physicianscomplete formsthatyouobtainfromthecountytaxassessor soffice. Physiciansmustclarifywhetheryourdisabilityistemporary (6monthsfor$5)orpermanent(4yearrenewalcycleFnocharge), andwhetherthereasonismobility,ornonfmobilityrelated. TheDisabilityParkingPlacardisconvenienttousewhenyouareapassenger insomeoneelse svehicletoo. Forformsandotherinformationaboutdisabilityparking: County Phone WebAddress BastropCounty (512)332F7261 HaysCounty (512)393F5545 TravisCounty (512)854F9473 WilliamsonCounty (512)943F "

5 4" DRIVERSAFETYRESOURCES AARP TheAARPDriverSafetyProgramofferslocalclassesfordriversage50and over.coursescovermanytopicsrelatedtobeinganolderdriversuchas trafficrules,stayingflexible,andmedications.itcoversnormalagefrelated physicalchanges,andhowtoadjustdrivingtoallowforthesechanges.many insurancecompaniesofferadiscounttoaarpdriversafetygraduates. ForinformationonAARPDriverSafetycoursesinthearea,andforother helpfulinformation,call(888)aarpfnowor(888)227f7669orgoto AdaptiveDrivingProgram St.David srehabilitationcenteroffersacomprehensivedriverevaluationand trainingprogramforpeoplewhoexperiencemedicaloragefrelated difficultiesthathampertheabilitytodriveavehicle.therapistsuseobjective, standardizeddatafromclinicaltestsandontheroaddrivingtodeterminethe patient s:abilitytodrive;abilitytouseadaptiveequipmentifnecessary;and willingnesstoparticipateintrainingsessions.recommendationsmayinclude advanceddrivertrainingortheneedtodeferfromdriving. St.David srehabilitationcenter 1005E.32ndSt. Austin,TX78705 (512)544F8140 AAAFoundationforTrafficSafety Ifyouareunsureofyourabilitytodrivesafely,youcanmeasureyourdriving skillsbydoingaselffassessment.gotowww.seniordrivers.orgtofindways tohelpyoutestandimproveyourdriving.additionally,theaaafoundation fortrafficsafetyshareshowagingaffectsdriving,howtohelpaseniordriver planfordrivingretirement,andmuchmoreatwww.aaaseniors.com AAASouthAustin 4970Hwy290WSte310 Austin,TX78735 (512)444F4757 AAANorthAustin 13376Hwy183NSte108 Austin,TX78750 (512)335F5222

6 DrivingDecisionsWorkbook TheUniversityofMichigandevelopeda478pageworkbooktohelpolder driversevaluatetheirabilitytodrivesafely.theworkbookisavailableonline atwww.um8saferdriving.org AdjustingYourVehicle Properadjustmentofseats,mirrors,headrests,andsteeringwheelcan helpkeepyoudrivingsafely.usingsimpledevicescanhelpcompensatefor physicalchangesorsimplymakeavehiclefityoumorecomfortablyand safely.easytofollowinstructionsbasedonthecarfitprogramareat CarFitprogramsavailableintheAustinmetropolitanarea:(521) FamilyConversationswithOlderDrivers TheHartfordinsurancecompanyandtheMITAgeLabdeveloped aguidetohelpfamilieshaveproductiveandcaringconversationswith olderadultsaboutdrivingsafety.a248pagefreebrochurecalled Weneedtotalk Familyconversationswitholderdrivers isavailableby mailfromthehartford8weneedtotalk,200executiveboulevard, Southington,CT06489.Forinformationondementiaanddriving,writefora copyofthe AttheCrossroads:FamilyConversationsaboutAlzheimer s Disease,Dementia&Driving brochure:thehartford8atthecrossroads,200 ExecutiveBoulevard,Southington,CT06489.Additionalinformationis availableandmorebookletscanbedownloadedfreefrom aging NationalCenteronSeniorTransportation Informationandresourcesforolderdriversandforcaregiverswhoprovide transportationforolderadultsisavailableat(866) ,oratthe websitewww.seniortransportation.net Toolstohelpmakeinformeddecisionsaboutelderlydrivers Thisisacomprehensiveonlinesourcefordrivingassessmentsandresources: 5"

7 ADJUSTINGTOLIFEWITHOUTDRIVING Adjustingtolifewithoutacarmaybedifficultatfirst.Hopefully,youhave participatedinthedecisiontostopdrivingandfoundotherwaystocontinue yourroutineactivities.sometipsmayhelptomakethetransition. Reachouttoothers Manyseniorshavedifficultyaskingfamilyandfriendsforrides.Youcanbe proactiveandmakeitcomfortableforeveryone.perhapsyouradjustmentis easierifyoukeepyourcarandhaveothersdriveit.thefirstfewtimesyou tryoutanewserviceorridethebus,makeitfunbyaskingafamilymember orfriendtoridewithyouuntilyoufeelmoreconfident. Staypositive Usepositivelanguagetodescribeyoursituation.Forexample,thinkaboutthe moneysavedoncarinsurance,maintenance,registrationandgasoline.if necessary,itisoneoftheadvantagesofgivingupyourcarandleavesyouable topayforalternativetransportation.thinkingaboutyourtransitionas somethingthatyoucanhandlewillspeedtheadjustment. Ifyoucannotgoouttogetsomething,haveitcometoyou.Manystores willdelivertheirproductsstraighttoyourdoor. Considerhavingyourgroceriesdelivered.Manystoreshavefreedelivery ordeliverforalowfee.youcanalsoaskyourfamily,friends,orvolunteers fromyourlocalcommunitycenter,church,orsynagogue,topickupyour groceriesforyou. Orderyourmedicinesbymail.Notonlyisthismoreconvenient itisoften lessexpensive.onlyorderfrompharmaciesthatyouknowandtrust.heb nowoffersaprescriptiondeliveryservice. Considerhavingyourmealsdeliveredtoyouorordermealsonlinefroma mealdeliveryservice. LearntoshopontheInternet.Therearemanyconveniencesand interestinginformationatyourfingertipsontheworld8wideweb.contact AGEofCentralTexasat(512) orvisitwww.agecomputer.orgfor specialcomputercoursesforolderadults. 6"

8 QUESTIONSTOASK Considerthefollowingquestionsbeforedecidingonatransportationoption. 1. Whatistheservicearea? 2. Istherealimitationondistance? 3. Howmuchwilltheservicecost? 4. Doinsurancecompaniespayforridesprovidedbytheservice? 5. Arethererequirementstoqualifyfortheservice?Ifso,whatarethey? 6. Isthereanevaluationthatmusttakeplacepriortothefirstride? 7. Istherearequiredmembershipfeethatmustbepaidbefore schedulingrideswiththeservice? 8. Howfarinadvancemustridersmakereservations? 9. Areridesavailableintheevenings,onweekendsoronholidays? 10. Areridesonlyformedicalappointments? 11. Isserviceonlycurb8to8curborcanridershaveassistance? 12. Areriderswhousewheelchairsabletousetheservice? 13. Doridersstayintheirwheelchair,ormusttheytransfertoaseat duringtheride? 14. Isthereanescortorattendantinthevehiclewiththedriver? 15. Doessomeonestaywiththeriderduringappointments? 16. Canafamilymemberserveasanescort?Ifso,isthereanextracost associated? 17. Willtherebeawaitwhenpickedupfromhome?Ifso,howlong? 18. Willtherebeawaitwhenpickedupformyreturntrip?Ifso,how long? 19. Willthedriverorattendantcomeintotheoffice/buildingforthereturn trip? 20. Willotherpassengersberiding?Ifso,whatisthemaximumlengthof timeoftheridewhileothersarebeingpick8up/dropped8off? 7"

9 VOLUNTEERDRIVERPROGRAMS DriveaSeniorisanetworkofneighborhood8basedvolunteerdriver organizationsintheaustinmetropolitanarea.thevolunteers,whousetheir ownvehicles,canserveasyourcompanionswhileprovidingtransportation. Volunteerswilldriveyoutothegrocerystore,bank,medicalappointments, beautyshops,oronerrands.youcanalsogetaridetoattendsocialor recreationalactivities.youcanaskforaroundtriprideoraone8wayride. DriveaSeniorvolunteersprovidetransportationbasedonyourneeds: Curb8to8Curb: Youwalktothevolunteer svehicleonownwhen theyarrive.volunteerdropsyouoffatyour destinationandreturnstopickyouuplaterforthe Door8to8Door: returntriptoyourhome. Avolunteercomestoyourdoor,assistsyouintothe vehicle,andescortsyoutothedoorofyour destination.avolunteerreturnslatertopickyouup andassistsyouhometoyourdoor. Door8through8Door: Avolunteercomesintoyourhome,assistsyouinto thevehicleandescortsyouintoyourdestination, stayingfortheduration.avolunteerthendrivesyou home,assistingyouintoyourhome. Thereisnochargetoriders.Serviceissupportedthroughcontributions fromridersandcommunityfunders. Enrollmentisavailabletoolderadultswhoarestilllivingindependently inthecommunity. Volunteersdonottransportwheelchairs,butwillbringawheelchairto thecarifthereisoneavailableatyourdestination. Allservicesarebasedonvolunteeravailability;weekdays,eveningsand weekendsservice,with385businessdaysadvancenotice. Gotowww.driveasenior.orgformoreinformation. Calltoscheduleanenrollmentinterview. 8"

10 9" NorthEastAustin DriveaSeniorSElgin Office Callforschedulingrides P.O.Box1368/1210Hwy290 Elgin,TX :00am812:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere DriveaSenior NorthCentralAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 1640E.2nd.St.,SteB8200 Austin,TX78702 (512) :00am81:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere NORTH8 FM1325andTollRoad45,EAST8I835,SOUTH845 th St, WEST8BurnetRoadto183,toMopac DriveaSeniorSNorthEastAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 6100BerkmanDrive Austin,TX78723 (512) :00am812:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere NORTH8Parmer,EAST8DeckerLane,SOUTH8CesarChavez,WEST8I835 DriveaSeniorSservingRoundRock/Pflugerville/NorthAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 2498E.PalmValleyBlvd. RoundRock,TX78665 (512) :00am81:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere WeeklyvanservicetoHEBandWalmart DriveaSenior SouthAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 205E.MonroeSt. Austin,TX78704 (512) :00am812:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere 78704,&78739,&78745,&78748,&78749& Partial&zip&codes&covered:&78702,&78741,&78744,&78745&

11 10" DriveaSeniorSSouthwestAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 3801NCapitalOfTexasHwy,#E Austin,"TX78746(mailingaddressonly) (512) :00am81:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere Serveszipcodes:78733,78735,78746and partialcoverageof78734,78736,78737,78738 DriveaSenior WestAustin Office Callforschedulingrides 2601ExpositionBlvd Austin,TX78703 (512) :00am85:00pm,M8F Clients60+livewithinthisserviceareabutmayhaveappointmentselsewhere NORTH8183,EAST8BurnetRoadto45 th St,thenEasttoI835, SOUTH8LadyBirdLake,WEST8CapitalofTXHwytoLadyBirdLake Neighboringagencies DriveaSeniorNorthwestSAFaithinActionProgram Office" Call"for"scheduling"rides" 10633%Lake%Creek%Pkwy% Austin,%TX%%78750% (512)%250>5021% 9:00%am%>%4:00%pm,%M>F Clients"live"within"this"service"area"but"may"have"appointments"elsewhere" NORTH8FM2243,EAST8ParmerLane,SOUTH8Loop360toDuval,SOUTHWEST borderisthelake,west8620tosteinerranch&riverplace% Faith"in"Action"CaregiversBGeorgetown" Office" Call"for"scheduling"rides" 805%W.%University%Avenue,%Ste.%105% Georgetown,%TX%%78626% (512)%868>9544% 9:00%am%>%12:00%pm,%M>F Clients"live"within"this"service"area"but"may"have"appointments"elsewhere" Georgetown%city%limits"

12 AmericanCancerSocietySRoadtoRecovery Thisvolunteerstaffedprogrampicksuppatientsfromtheirhomes.Patients mustbeinanactivecancertreatmentprogram. Fare:FREE Mustbeabletogetinacarunassisted Callforscheduling:8:00am 5:00pm,M8F Advancenotice:4businessdays Levelofassistance:dependsondriver (888) (tollfree)Applybyphone. YourRideisHere:volunteerbasedtransportationforpersonsincancer treatment.nocharge.registeronlineatwww.yourrideishere.org UnitedforthePeople TransportationforVeteransfromtheirhomestoVAappointmentsinCedar " GROCERY"TRANSPORTATION"AND"DELIVERIES Groceries"to"Go:"Meals"on"Wheels"&"More"" Call$to$schedule$an$in/home$assessment$for$enrollment.$ Volunteers%shop%for%you%or%take%you%to%the%store%twice%a%month.%% Fare:%%FREE%to%clients% Call%for%scheduling:%%8:00%am%>5:00%pm,%M>F% Service%hours:%%Determined%by%your%needs%and%volunteer%availability% Geographic%boundaries:%%Travis%County%&% surrounding%areas% (512)%476>MEAL%(6325)% Instacart.comoffersgrocerydeliveryinaslittleasanhourtoAustinand RoundRockfor$3.99forordersover$35. Burpy.comisfocusisgroceriesfromselectstores,includingWholeFoods, HEB,CentralMarketandCostco,withfreedeliveryforordersover$ Greenling.comOrganicDeliveryhasaminimumorderof$25,anddeliversto certainzipsoncertaindays,withnoadditionalfee HSESBoffersfreedeliveriesfortwoormoreprescriptions$5iftheorderisfor oneprescription.callyourh8e8bpharmacyfordetails. 11"

13 TRANSPORTATIONBUSINESSES 360DeliverySolutions:Door8to8doortransportationanddeliveryservice. 360deliverysolutions.com Care&Back:isahomehealthagencyspecializinginout8patientmedicaland dentalpost8proceduretransportation.callforpricing. careandback.com BrightStarCarePersonalizedseniortransportation Brightstarcare.com HomeHealthAgencies Somehomehealthandpersonalcarecompaniesoftenprovidetransportation, whichisusuallybookedin2 4hoursegmentsforafee.ChecktheYellow PagesofthelocalphonedirectoriesforlistingsunderHOMEHEALTH SERVICESorcontacttheAreaAgencyonAgingoftheCapitalArea(512) ortollfree(888) forinformationandreferral. Businessshuttles SomehealthcareprovidersintheAustinmetropolitanareaprovide transportationtoandfromappointmentsforspecificproceduresorservices. Typically,theseservicesareforadultdaycareprograms,ophthalmologycare physicaltherapyprogramsormedicareadvantageprograms.contactyour serviceprovidertoinquireabouttransportation. AUSTIN SSENIORCENTERANDNEIGHBORHOODTRANSPORTATION Austin sparksandrecreationdepartment(pard) Providesridesalongsetroutestoseniorcentersandseniorlunchprograms withsuggesteddonationof$1.00. Reserve*a*rideisfornon8emergenciessuchasmedicalappointmentsand grocerystoresforafeeof$3one8way.ridesoutsideofthesetroutesrequire 248hourreservationsandaresubjecttoavailabilityoftheprogram svehicles. (512) M8F,8am85pm 12"

14 MEDICAIDRECIPIENTTRANSPORTATION ElderlyMedicaidrecipientslivingintheAustinmetropolitanareamayqualify forfreetransportationtodoctorordentistappointmentsandpharmaciesif theyarenotresidinginalongtermcarefacility,ordonothavedual enrollmentinmedicareandmedicaid.healthandhumanservicesdoesnot havevehicles,butpaysforcapitalmetroorcartsservicesandtaxis.you alsomustnothaveanyotherwaytogettothedoctor,dentistordrugstore. Medicaidtollfree:(877)MED8TRIP( )M8F,8a.m.to5p.m. Completedetailsavailableon8lineat Callatleast2workdaysormorebeforeyouneedaride.Ifyouneedtotravel alongwayoutoftowntoseeyourdoctor,callatleast5workdaysbeforeyou needaride. CommUnityCare:offersbusvoucherstoqualifiedindividualstoitsNorth CentralHealthcenter,onBrakerLane todetermineeligibility. LOCALBUSANDRAIL CapitalMetroistheregionaltransportationproviderinCentralTexasoffering over80busroutesandacommuterrailservice,metrorail.theagency providesbusandrailserviceintheaustinmetropolitanarea,servingthecity ofaustin,andthesurroundingcommunitiesofleander,lagovista, Jonestown,Manor,SanLeanna,Volente,PointVentureandportionsofTravis CountyandWilliamsonCounty. Foradditionalbusandrailinformation,calltheGOLineat(512) or visitwww.capmetro.org. Seniors(65+),riderswithdisabilities,MetroAccess8certified individualsridefixedroutebusservicesatareducedfareprice withacapitalmetro8issuedidavailableatthetransitstore. PublicTransportationTraining Manypeoplehaveneverriddenpublictransportationbeforeanditcanbea confusingexperience.capitalmetrohelpsnewuserslearntoreadaschedule, makeareservation,geton,payfor,andridetheirvehicles.contactthetravel Trainerfordetailsat:(512) "

15 CapitalMetroI.D. s,maps,schedulesandinfo CustomerServiceCenter/TransitStore 209W.9 th St. Austin,TX78701 CustomerServiceGoLine:(512) CapitalMetroprovidesanonlinetripplanneratwww.capmetro.org,in additiontoindividualroutemapsandacompleteserviceguidecalled Destinations,whichisavailablefreeofchargeonline.Customerscanpurchase% aprintedcopyatthetransitstorefor$3,orcanorderonebyphoneoronline for$5(includes$2shippingandhandling).individualroutemapsare availablefreeofchargeonboardyourbus. Limitedroutesspecificallydesignedforseniorriders CapitalMetroofferstworoutesforelderridersandpassengerswithmobility difficulties.routes#491allandaleand#492dellwoodoperatewith158 passenger,lift8equippedvansandmakestopsatseveralofthearea smajor medicalcomplexes,servicefacilities,shoppingmallsandgrocerystores. #491operatesonTuesdays,ThursdaysandSaturdays,everyhourbetween 9a.m.and3p.m. #492Dellwoodoperateseveryhourbetween9a.m.and3p.m.on Mondays,WednesdaysandFridays. SeemapsandschedulesofbothroutesontheCapitalMetroWebsite (www.capmetro.org)orindestinations,capitalmetro sofficialschedulebook. Specialaccommodationsforfixedroutes" CapitalMetroaccommodatesthespecialneedsofseniorcitizensand passengerswithdisabilitieswhochoosetousethefixedrouteservice: Largeprintschedules General&scheduleinformationviaRelay711 Courtesystoprequestsduetoaccessibilitybarriers Automatedstopannouncementformajorstops Busdriver8announcedstopsbyspecialrequest Priorityseatingupfrontforpersonswithmobilityimpairments Liftandrampaccessonallbuses 14"

16 WHEELCHAIRACCESSIBLESERVICES MetroAccess MetroAccessisademand8response,shared8rideserviceofferedbyCapital Metroforpeoplewhosedisabilitiespreventthemfromridingregularbusand railservice.metroaccessisanadvancedreservationsystemwiththeservice areaandthehoursofoperationdictatedbytheserviceareaandthehoursof thecapitalmetrobusservice.reservationscanbemadeuptothreedaysin advanceoverthephoneoruptosixdaysinadvanceonline. IndividualsinterestedinbecomingaMetroAccessridermustgothroughan eligibilityprocess.forinformationabouttheeligibilityprocess,ortorequest ametroaccessapplication(applicationsshouldbebroughttoeligibility appointments,notmailed)ortoscheduleanappointment,pleasecall: (512) ForReservations,Cancellations,OpenReturns,andWheresMyRide,call: (512) AccessSASRide Access8a8Rideisademand8responseserviceprovidedbyYellowCab.Itis available24hoursaday,365daysayeartocertifiedcapitalmetroaccess customers,includingthoseusingnontransferablemobilitydevices.access8a8 Rideisacost8sharedservicesupportedbyCapitalMetro,butisnotpartofthe ADA8mandatedparatransitprogram,andridesarenotguaranteed. ServiceisavailableanywherewithintheGreaterAustinareaservicedby YellowCab,withnomileagerestrictions.Therearenolimitsonthepurposeof atrip;useaccess8a8ridetogogroceryshoppingorouttodinner,foran emergencydoctorvisit,toattendameetingorlecture,ortovisitafriend. YoumustbeacertifiedMetroAccesscustomertousetheAccessSaSRide program.tojointheaccesssasrideprogram,pleasecall(512)434s "

17 AccessibleTaxiServices SomeTaxicompaniesinthegreaterAustinareaofferpre8arrangedandon8 demandsedansandvansforriderswithwheelchairs.checkthetaxicab listingintheyellowpagesofthelocalphonebook.sometaxicompaniesthat accommodatepowerwheelchairsandscootersare: AlohaTaxiSSanMarcos,KyleandBuda (512) AceTaxi8RoundRock (512) AustinCab (512) DedicatedMedicalTransportation (512) LoneStarCab (512) YellowCab (512) Accessiblevehiclerentals&vehicleconversions SeeyellowpagesorwebsearchunderVANSRENTING&LEASING, WHEELCHAIRACCESSIBLEVEHICLES RURALTRANSPORTATION CARTS CapitalAreaRuralTransportationSystem(CARTS) providescurbtocurbtransportationservicestopeopleinbastrop,blanco, Burnet,Caldwell,Fayette,Hays,LeeCountiesaswellasthenon8urbanized areasoftravisandwilliamsoncounties.pleasereservetwenty8four(24) hoursinadvanceforwheelchairaccessiblebuses.asservicefrequencyvaries, specificinformationrelativetoyourcommunitycanbefoundat RIDE(7433).Destinationscan includenutritionsites,senioractivitycenters,shopping,medicalfacilities, governmentalorsocialservices.farescanvarybaseduponthedestination. HillCountryTransitDistrict(TheHop):ServesLlanoCountyandCentral Texas(800) www.takethehop.com LagoVistaIndividualVolunteers:ServesJonestownandLagoVistaareas (512) (listentorecordingfornamesandnumbers). LakewayServiceLeague:ServesLakewayandTheHillsareas (512) VETRIDES:FREEridestoveterans,theirdependentsandcaregiverslivingin Burnet,LlanoandLampasasCountiestodestinationsnecessarytomaintain lifestyleandhealth(hospital,clinic,doctor soffices,pharmacies,grocery store).transporttotempleandsanantonioforvahospitalappointments. (877) "

18 LONG"DISTANCE"TRAVEL" Amtrak8www.amtrak.com 250NorthLamarBoulevard Austin,TX78703 Discountedratesareavailableforseniorsage62andolderandpeoplewith disabilities.callaheadtoinquireaboutaccessibilityofstation. (800) (TollFree) (800) (TTY) MegaBus megabus.com 2000WhitisAvenue Austin,TX78705 (512) (877) InexpensivebustoHouston,DFWandSanAntonioWheelchairaccessible GreyhoundBus8www.greyhound.com 916EKoenigLane Austin,TX78751 (800) CustomerswithDisabilitiesTravelAssistanceLine (800) (TollFree) (800) (TTY) % "AIRPORT""SHUTTLES" AirportSuperShuttle Haswheelchairaccessiblevans. TDDReservations (512) or(800) (877) AMBULANCESERVICES ForEmergencyTransportalwayscall911 Fornon8emergencysituations,calltheambulancecompanyinadvanceto determinecostandpaymentarrangements.insurancecoveragefor ambulancesisusuallyrestrictivesoitisbesttocheckwithyourinsurance companyaheadoftimetodeterminecoverage.ambulancecompaniesoften requirecashpaymentatthetimeoftransfer.billingisonaflatfeeplus mileagebasis,withextrachargesforadditionalservicesuchasoxygen.check theyellowpagesoflocalphonedirectoriesforlistingsunderambulance SERVICE. Beforeyouneedit,readaboutyourMedicarecoverageofAmbulance Services:http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11021.pdf 17"

19 USEFUL"NUMBERS" 2S1S1Texas (Dial211) 28181Texasistheabbreviateddialingcodeforfree,bilingualinformationand referralstohealthandhumanservicesandcommunityorganizations linksindividualsandfamiliestoservicesprovidedbynonprofitorganizations andgovernmentagenciesintheircommunity. % % % % % % " " " TexasDepartmentofAging&Disability Thisstateagencyhelpsseniorsandtheircaregiverswithinformationbeyond transportation.youcangetfindhelpwithmedicalneeds,caregiversupport, daytimeprograms,hospice,residentialservicesandmore. (800) % Where do you go for answers on aging? Aging can create a variety of challenges for caregivers and older adults. Remaining independent and living with dignity become important issues. Often, you may need advice from experienced and knowledgeable sources. That s where we come in. When you or someone you care for needs help, call us. We ve got most of the answers. If we don t have one for you, we know where to turn. Austin local (512) or Toll free Visit our Web site at Serving the ten county Capital Area since 1982: Bastrop Blanco Burnet Caldwell Fayette Hays Lee Llano Travis Williamson 18"

20 Drive&a&Senior&+West&Austin&published&the&original&RIDE&GUIDE&in&2004&as&a& project&for&the&beverly&foundation.&&in&2010&we&updated&the&ride&guide&and& this&is&the&2014&updated&version.&&we&have&made&every&effort&to&assure&the& entries&of&local&services&are&accurate.&& & An&on+line&version&of&this&guide&is&available&at:&& & & & The&online&guide&has&live&links&to&all&the&web&resources&listed&in&this&print& version.& & If&you&have&any&questions,&or&would&like&additional&copies&of&this&booklet,& please&write&or&call:& Drive&a&Senior+West&Austin& 2601&Exposition&Blvd.& Austin,&TX&&78703& (512)& & & & Cover&art&by:&Annessa&Lewis&and&Marty&Bushway&

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