Transportation

General Information

The East Lyme Senior Center provides transit services to residents of the Town of East Lyme who are 60+ or under 60 with a disability which prevents them from driving. This service runs Monday through Friday and operates between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, barring any holidays.

The Ledyard Senior Center offers daily transportation to the Center for activities including lunch, along with rides to medical appointments and other necessities according to the schedule below.  All individuals using our transportation must complete an annual transportation form. A wheelchair lift is available. Please be aware that the Senior Center does not provide assistance to and from the vehicle.

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Senior Center Phone Number: 860-739-5859

Transportation Information Phone Number: 860-464-0471

Fax: 860-691-2409

Address: 37 Society Road | Niantic, CT 06357

Registration

A one-page registration is available from the Senior Center office must be completed prior to any rides given.

Transportation

  • The Senior Center cannot provide rides home from a medical appointment/procedure that involves general anesthetics.
  • We service Ledyard, Gales Ferry, New London, Groton, Mystic, Waterford, Norwich. Call for details.

 

 

Guidelines

Requesting Transit Services

  • Request service by phone or in person at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Senior Center Transportation line 860-464-0471.
  • The passenger, a family member, or a friend can make transportation arrangements.
  • All reservations for transportation must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling the office between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and talking to a staff person. Requests for transportation giving less than 48 hours notice will be addressed on a case by case basis.
  • Medical Appointments must be made between 8:30 and 12:30.  We provide transportation for medicals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
  • The Senior Center office must be notified if an appointment gets canceled or rescheduled, or if the passenger requesting the service is unable to ride on the day of the appointment.
  • Drivers can not schedule appointments. *Bank runs and shopping require reservations in advance*
  • Round trip donations are $1.00 within Ledyard and Gales Ferry and $2.00 for out of town.
  • We provide transportation to Sub Base medical appointments and the pharmacy for people with a Military/Base I.D.

    *Driver routes are planned in advance.  Unscheduled stops and pick-ups are not permitted.  Please refrain from requesting any impromptu stops.* 

Drivers

  • Persons must be able to: Travel without assistance, wait outside for 10 minutes, climb three 12-inch steps or use the wheelchair lift.
  • Driver WILL NOT stay with the Senior

Pick-Up Information

  • Passengers should be ready for a pick-up 30 minutes before their set time.  If a passenger is not present at the time of pick-up, the driver will beep the horn.
  • If there is no immediate response, the driver will notify the Senior Center office via the two-way
  • The Senior Center office will call the home and let the passenger know the driver is waiting
  • If there is no response to the phone call, the driver will continue on and the Senior Center office will follow-up to determine the well being of the passenger

The driver may make an attempt to return later to pick up the person.

Return Trip Information

  • When ready for the return trip, the passenger will call the Senior Center office.
  • Otherwise, the driver will clearly inform the passenger of the time and place of pick-up for the return

The Senior Center office has the right to refuse transportation to a passenger who cannot adhere to this procedure.

Transportation Services Include:

  • 2 handicapped accessible buses
  • Based on demand
  • Is door to door

Vehicles Available for Transportation Use:

Ford Bus (wheelchair lift) passenger capacity of 12 plus 2 wheelchairs

Ford Bus (wheelchair lift) passenger capacity of 12 plus 2 wheelchairs

Ford Bus (wheelchair lift) vehicle used as a backup

If you require the wheelchair lift, please request it at time of reservation request.

Medical

Daily Schedule

  • Not on Events day at Senior Center
  • The Senior Center office reserves the right to assign a resident a different shopping day to better suit the transit schedule.
  • Medical Appointments must be made between 8:30 and 12:30.  We provide transportation for medicals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

 

 

Shopping

Weekly Schedule

MONDAY            Senior Center, Community Café for Lunch, Doctor Appointments

TUESDAY          Senior Center, Community Café for Lunch, Doctor Appointments

WEDNESDAY    Senior Center, CURB SIDE/CAFÉ SPECIAL LUNCHES $7.00 @ 12:00 noon

THURSDAY       Senior Center, Community Café for Lunch, Doctor Appointments

FRIDAY             Senior Center, Grocery Shopping Stop & Shop & Walmart,  Community Café for Lunch, Bank Runs  

 

Dial-a-Ride

Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc. (ECTC)

(Dial—A Ride)

Are you in need of rides to doctor’s appointments and medical tests?  If so you may be eligible for the services of Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc., a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency whose purpose is to promote the coordination and consolidation of para-transit services for persons of low income, elderly, physically and mentally disabled individuals in Southeastern Connecticut.  ECTC can be an additional means of transportation besides the Ledyard Senior Center if your appointments fall on days and times during the week that the Ledyard Senior Center does not do.   Please call  860-464-0478 or ECTC for further information:

(860)848-5910 or  fax # (860)848-5917.  Their website is www.ectcinc.org

Due to COVID

Annual Registration fee has been WAIVED.

No need to fill out a REGISTRATION form, if you have done so already.

 

 

 

Regional Medical

Call Senior Center for more information on this service.