Transportation
Resources for Older Adults Who No Longer Drive

 

Affordable senior transportation is essential for maintaining independence and health. Without a reliable way to get to doctors' appointments or buy food, prescriptions and household supplies, seniors can’t realistically continue to remain in their homes as they age. Many have no family nearby to provide rides; others don't like to ask friends or relatives for assistance.


Social isolation
 is another big problem for seniors who don’t drive. It causes poorer quality of life and contributes to earlier death.
Having access to reliable, affordable transportation keeps older adults connected with family, friends, and their community.

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MYRIDE VOLUNTEER-TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
This is a volunteer-driver program known as MyRide TN, that provides door-through-door transportation for older adults with important appointments and errands for a minimal annual subscription fee and a round-trip charge. CLICK HERE to learn more.

TRANSPORTATION THROUGH YOUR SENIOR CENTER
Many local senior centers provide transportation options to their members, either through center-owned vehicles or through vouchers for public transportation. CLICK HERE to learn more.

OTHER COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS
Transportation (both through fixed routes and personalized pick-up services) is also available through municipal transportation services in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. Residents in rural areas can use NET-TRANS. CLICK HERE to learn more.

TENNCARE/CHOICES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
f you are enrolled in TennCare (CHOICES), your assigned managed-care organization (MCO) may provide transportation services. CLICK HERE to learn more.