40 Year Anniversary Health & Human Services Fair
Five Town Regional Dial-A-Ride will be celebrating 40 years of providing safe and reliable transportation to our senior & disabled residents.
On Tuesday, April 25th from 11am – 2pm. Join them for a “40th Anniversary Health & Human Services Fair” featuring Local and County Agencies that deliver a variety of public services. Please come and bring your family members to learn and collect information about Home Energy Programs, Transportation Services, Rehabilitation Centers in our area, Respite and In Home Care Agencies, Senior Social Clubs and Adult Day Programs, Fixed Income Housing, Nutrition and Adult Vaccine Programs, just to name a few. The event will take place at the Senior House, 530 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains. Food and Refreshments will be enjoyed. Please RSVP 973-870-0296.
(Includes Butler, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Township of Pequannock and Riverdale)
Seniors 55+ years; Veterans; and Disabled 18 years + w/ Lift
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Vehicle Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reservations required 72 hours in advance or more
Will not transport inpatient released from hospital
Second Monday of Month: Willowbrook Mall
Fourth Monday of Month: Preakness and Wal-Mart alternate weeks
Monday - Friday: Nutrition Site
Tuesday: Butler & Riverdale - Food Shopping
Wednesday: Kinnelon & Riverdale - Food Shopping
Thursday: Pequannock Food Shopping
Friday: Lincoln Park Food Shopping
Will travel out of town approximately 30 minutes
The DIAL-A-RIDE service is available to Senior Citizens 55 years or older and Disabled 18 to 55 with no alternate means of transportation, residing in Butler, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Pequannock and Riverdale.
Transportation is provided to eligible residents for NON-EMERGENCY medical appointments, health needs, nutrition site, shopping, social services, recreational activities and visits providing space is available. Priority will be give to Doctors and Health Needs First.
Very often it becomes necessary to juggle times in order to accommodate everyone. We work very hard behind the scenes not to "bump". However, please be aware that there is still the possibility of being "bumped" (if the appointment is for Banking, Hairdresser, Visitation, etc.) for more important appointments, such as Doctors or Health needs.
Our first attempt would be to move the client's time earlier or later in order NOT to "bump". The following transportation options must be considered and ruled out before DIAL-A-RIDE services may be used:
1. Personal means of transportation (own Vehicle)
2. Family or friends providing transportation
3. Public transportation
TYPE OF SERVICE
Dial-A-Ride provides curb to curb service to our passengers (the driver will wait at the curb and will beep the horn to notify you of their presence). Central pickup points are encouraged for group activities. Passengers requiring special assistance must notify the dispatcher of their special need. All mobility impaired persons requiring the use of a wheelchair or other mobility device must have a ramp or access to the ground level in order for Dial-A-Ride to provide service.
A person is considered transportation disabled if, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunctions, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, they exhibit persistent, marked restriction of daily activities and/or serious impairment of social functioning. A Certificate of Eligibility may be required, if under 55 years of age.
A wheelchair lift vehicle is available for the disabled. If you have the need for this specific type vehicle or cannot board a bus and can only manage a smaller vehicle, please inform the dispatcher when making the appointment.