Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc.

Our mission is to promote the coordination and consolidation of paratransit services for persons of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals in eastern Connecticut.

Transportation for Seniors and People with Disabilities

 

 

Eastern Connecticut Travel Voucher Program

 

The Eastern Connecticut Travel Voucher Program is a transportation service that provides subsidized taxi, livery or wheelchair accessible rides for qualified individuals with disabilities residing in eastern Connecticut.  The purpose of this program is to provide an affordable, accessible transportation alternative when existing transit services are not able to meet their transportation need.  This service will allow individuals greater flexibility to employment, healthcare facilities, shopping, education, etc.

 

This travel voucher program is operated by the Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc. (ECTC) and is funded through the New Freedom Program.

 

For more information contact:

 

Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc.

Tel:  860-859-5791

 

 

            

Northeastern Connecticut Transit District - (Elderly-Disabled Direct Service)

 

With a special grant (Municipal Grant Program) from the State of Connecticut, NECTD provides door-to-door service for pre-qualified elderly and disabled persons. This service requires a simple application and twenty-four hour advanced reservation Monday-Friday and no later than Friday before Sunday or Monday service.

 

             Tel:  860-774-3902

             Email:  rides@nectd.org

             Website: www.nectd.org

 

Serving the Towns of:  Brooklyn, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Thompson, Pomfret, Woodstock

 

 

 

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Senior Transportation

 

The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) provides transportation services through grants and the generous donations of people in the community.

 

Transportation is provided on wheelchair-lift bus, 12 passenger van or by car for medical appointments. Trips can include banking, grocery shopping, pharmacy, PNC congregate meals, social events and other destinations.

This service is provided by paid certified drivers and trained volunteer drivers.

 

Service Area:

The PNC Senior Transportation Program serves registered senior residents of Pawcatuck, Stonington, Old Mystic, Mystic (Stonington side), and North Stonington in CT, and Westerly, RI.

 

For more information contact:

             Senior Program Coordinator

             Barbara Currier

             Tel: 860-599-3285 x15

 

Seniors Helping Seniors - (Companion Care)

 

Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services can match seniors who need help with seniors who want to help.  They work with you to find a senior who can help meet your needs, schedule and personality. And can help out just a little or a lot.

 

In the course of companion care or homemaking services consumers may also need transportation for a doctor’s visit, physical therapy, to the bank or to the beauty shop.  Transportation is done in conjunction with other services they provide and is not considered to be an exclusive service.

 

For more information contact:

 

       Maria Cerino, Owner

       Mystic/Stonington office

Tel:  860-535-9968

Email:  maria.shs@snet.net

           Website: www.seniorshelpingseniors.com/easternCT

Service areaEastern New London County (Stonington, Groton, Norwich, Preston, North Stonington, Ledyard, Voluntown, and Griswold), and Washington County, Rhode Island (Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, Exeter, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Richmond, and Block Island).

 

They can also arrange to transport further as needed - i.e., Hartford or New Haven, Boston etc. and with fees will be adjusted accordingly.

 

             Karen Wasserman, Owner

Waterford office

Tel:  860-447-1316

Email:  seniorsHelpingSeniors@ct.metrocast.net

           Website: www.seniorshelpingseniors.com/SouthEastCentralCT

Service area:  New London, Waterford, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme, Salem, Montville, Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin and Lebanon.

 

 

 

QC Home Care (Ride Assistance Services)

 

Offers transportation for doctor's visits, picking up medication, running daily errands and visiting friends. They try to help maintain everyday life and independence.  Transportation is provided using a CPR certified driver.  Donation rates start at $25 round trip.

 

For more information contact:

 

Tel:  860-383-2290  or  888-428-2771

 

 

 

Senior Center Transportation Services

 

Many municipalities throughout eastern Connecticut provide transportation for older adults in their community while some may also provide service to disabled residents.  Service will vary from town to town so it is important to check with your local senior center for availability and if a donation is requested. 

 

 

 

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