Transportation is provided to purchase or deliver groceries for people with limited mobility.
Assisted Transportation Services
Dundas Community Services
Contact: Ariele Leung, Coordinator, Friendly Calling/Visiting Program & Assisted Transportation Services
Address: Grafton Square, 2 King St W Ste 3A, Dundas, ON, L9H 6Z1
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Cost: Service - $6.50-$16.50/round trip depending on distance
Who can access this service?: Dundas residents * Seniors and persons with disabilities with limited or no means of transportation Must be independently mobile and cognitively sound
How to apply: Contact for information * pre-booking required, minimum one week notice
A non-emergency, door-to-door transportation service within the Hamilton city. Our volunteer drivers accompany clients to and from medical appointments and grocery shopping.
Ancaster Community Services
Address: Ancaster Municipal Service Centre and Library, 300 Wilson St E Lower Level, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9
Hours: Admin: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * Bus Services: Every other Fri
Cost: Service - $7/round trip; fee is invoiced by mail every three months
Who can access this service?: Older adult individuals who: * are independently mobile (may use a walker or cane) * do not have a cognitive diagnosis (e.g. dementia, Alzheimer) * do not have easy access to transportation * reside within the ward boundaries of Ancaster, which includes outlying rural areas such as Lynden, Jerseyville, Sheffield, and Alberton
How to apply: Will vary depending upon service * call the office for more information Participants must inform the office by Wednesday at 4 pm if they wish to attend Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a trip.
Provides round-trip transportation for a bi-weekly grocery shopping outing on a Friday. DARTS Transit picks up clients at their door/entrance and transports them to Fortinos, Walmart, Longo's, or the Farmer's Market in Ancaster. Also provides transportation to local outings and events such as fairs, live theatre, musical venues, and community events in the Ancaster and surrounding area. Space is limited for both services; please call the office for more information.
Community Grocery Bus
Contact: Amelia Steinbring, Executive Director
Address: Waterdown Library, 163 Dundas St E, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
Dates: Every 2nd Fri
Cost: Service; $7 for a return trip
Who can access this service?: Age 55 years and older; Must be able to walk independently and be cognitively alert.
How to apply: Contact to reserve a seat
Rural Community Grocery Bus Provides bi-weekly transportation to shopping centers for seniors who do not drive. The shopping locations are: * Food Basics Plaza in Ancaster * Walmart Plaza in Waterdown Operates in collaboration with <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM4903>Glanbrook Community Services</a> and is funded by the <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM0242>Hamilton Community Foundation</a>
Address: 688 Queensdale Ave E Suite 2B, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1M1
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: Service - $11 for first $100 of groceries, $2.50 for each additional $25 of groceries
Who can access this service?: Seniors and people with disabilities
How to apply:
Takes individualized grocery lists from the clients, shops in the store of the client's choice, and if required puts the groceries away upon delivery. Program is funded through the <a href=https://redbook.hpl.ca/redbook/record/HAM1978>Local Health Integration Network</a>
Seniors for Seniors
Phone: Hamilton: 905-572-6162 Niagara: 905-937-3677
Contact: Kristina Dobbin, Director
Address: 400 Parkdale Ave N Unit 2A, Hamilton, ON, L8H 5Y2
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Who can access this service?: Age 60 years and older; Seniors * Minimum age of 60 may be waived in special circumstances.
How to apply:
Offers assistance for seniors by mature companions. They provide the following services:personal and homemaking services, driving/errands, cleaning, overnight/live-in, drop-in, and in-home personal support.
Shopping By Bus
Phone: 905-975-4718 ext 284
Contact: Karen Baxmeier, Outreach Coordinator
Address: 52 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1J1
Dates: Pickup and drop-off sites: second Wed and Thu of the month * call for details
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Who can access this service?: Tenants living in seniors apartment buildings who are physically able to travel.
How to apply:
Provides free bus service to local grocery stores for tenants in seniors' apartments every two weeks. A partnership of Wesley Urban Ministries, Danny's No Frills, Fortinos, and the HSR. Pick-up locations are located throughout the city. Please call for details.
Stoney Creek Seniors Outreach Services
Contact: Dave Cage , President
Address: 605 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5G2
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12noon
Cost: Service - Fees are determined prior to service
Who can access this service?: Age 60 years and older; Seniors, and People with Disabilities. Must be a resident of Stoney Creek
How to apply: Transportation Program: Two days advance notice is required for bookings
Non-profit community organization that assists seniors and disabled persons, to remain independent and in their homes. Provides services such as transportation to medical appointments, shopping, hair appointments, household assistance with minor home repairs, yard work, housekeeping and snow removal.
Taxi Scrip Program
Hamilton. Public Works, Transit Division
Phone: 905-529-1212 ext 3
Address: 2200 Upper James St RR 1, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Cost: Program - $24/book of coupons;
Who can access this service?: People with disabilities * Eligibility is same as for DARTS program
How to apply: Application forms available online. Apply by mail to: ATS, P.O. Box 340 Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0; or by fax to: 905-679-7305
Provides subsidized rides for people with disabilities through regular and accessible taxis. Coupons are sold in books that contain $40 value in vouchers, and participants may purchase up to three books each month.
Canadian Red Cross Society
Address: 400 King St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C3
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: Service - Fees start at $7.50 for a one way local trip * contact for more details
Who can access this service?: Age 18 years and older; Unable to access other means of transportation
How to apply: By self-referral or referral from health care professional or social agency. Bookings must be made in advance.
Offers door-to-door transportation to appointments, for those unable to use public transportation or private means. An escort may join client at no extra cost.
Glanbrook Community Services
Contact: Carole Taylor, Program Coordinator
Address: 4280 Binbrook Rd Unit 2, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1C0
Hours: Office Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Service - Cost is $8.00 to $19.00 or on a per km basis if considered out of town; Fee subject to change without notice
Who can access this service?: Open to seniors and most older adults * Clients must be cognitively alert and independently mobile, may use a walker
How to apply:
Provides participants with transportation services to medical appointments, dental appointments, errands, to visit friends, grocery and general shopping. Drivers will wait and can assist participants with purchases.