Limited Mobility and Senior Transportation in Denver
For seniors and those with limited mobility, transportation can be a big source of stress. Vacations, trips to doctors appointments, or even your daily work commute can become a juggle between finding a reliable ride or family members switching around schedules to make things work. For many, this eliminates the opportunity to "age in place" despite the overcrowding, high costs, and limited resources in nursing homes and retirement communities.
Whether you're working with mobility issues such as wheelchairs, walkers or even oxygen and other medical equipment there are several options in the Denver area to make it possible for you to get around minus the headache.
* Many of these services require that you make appointments before hand. Call or see their website for details on how to make a reservation.
Via Paratransit Services - Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. Via’s paratransit program is an on-demand, call-up, door-to-door transportation service from any origin to any destination in our service area. This is a shared ride service and schedules change daily based on where riders need to go. You may request door-through-door assistance. Drivers assist riders on and off the bus. In order to become a rider you must participate in an over the phone mobility evaluation. You can learn more or sign up by calling (303)-444-3043.
Mobility Transportation and Services - Arrange a speciality vehicle to take your loved one to and from Doctors appointments, medical transport and even personal errands. Call Mobility Transportation & Services in Denver, CO for specialty transportation vehicles 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to schedule a ride. (303) 295-3900
Go Go Grandparent - This service allows users to turn Uber and Lyft into a concierge service without using the app. Riders must be able to transfer into vehicles on their own but drivers are able to assist and will be prepared to help with wheelchairs, walkers or any other special or limited mobility needs. Riders call (855) 464-6872 and then wait for the operator to assist with setting up their reservation. There is even a feature available that will alert family members when their loved one arrives at the drop off location via text message.
Eco Rides - This service is only available in the Cherry Creek area of Denver for now but offers free rides to and from homes, shops, restaurants and parks. You can schedule a pick up here or by calling (720)-699-2669.
RTD SeniorRide - SeniorRide is for groups of ten or more and can be scheduled in advance for events, activities or outings from nursing homes, community centers or predetermined pick up points. They have a schedule available here, for regular pick ups to go to stores and shopping centers. Fares range between $2.60 round trip and $9.00 round trip depending on age.
RTD Access‑a‑Ride - You can schedule a trip within Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado, as long as your starting point and destination are within 3/4 mile of RTD's Local fixed-route transit system. Access‑a‑Ride is available during the same days and hours as the Local bus service. They offer curbside and door-to-door service with driver assistance if requested, as well as subscriptions for passengers who make regular trips to the same destination. Once you've been approved and receive your Access-a-Ride card, use the convenient reservation system to book your travel at least 1 day and up to 3 days in advance, as trips are pre-scheduled. Apply for Access-A-Ride here or call (303)-299-2960.