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Berrien County Cass County Van Buren County
Transportation is crucial to ensure that seniors have access to essential services such as medical care and grocery shopping. The availability of adequate and low cost transportation enables older persons to live independently in their communities, helps to prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care placement. Many older people, who do not drive, must rely on family and friends provide much of the transportation. But for others, it is necessary to find community resources to provide transportation, as this vital support service may be their only connection to the outside world.
Martin's Super Market Shuttle - Serving Benton Harbor & St. Joseph
Martin's Super Market contracts with Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority to provide free transportation from several senior housing complexes to Martins twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Seniors are given an hour to shop before their return trip home. The shuttle bus will arrive at the first stop at 9:00am. Seniors are strongly encouraged to be waiting in the front entrance of his or her housing complex or center. Below you will find the shuttle bus stops.
- Harbor Point #1 - Benton Township
- Circle Dr. Bldg S, Benton Township*
- Circle Dr. Bldg W, Benton Township*
- Harbor Towers, Benton Harbor
- Benton Harbor Senior Center
- 300 River Terrace, Benton Harbor
- Lake View Terrace, St. Joseph
- Lakecrest Ravine, St. Joseph
- Vineyards, St. Joseph
*Please call dispatch to reserve a spot on the shuttle if you do not live in buildings S or W and would like a ride at 269-927-4461 .
Note: Although the shuttle bus will arrive at the first stop (Harbor Point 1) at 9am, it is strongly encouraged that you are at the designated pickup location and prepared to leave at 9am to ensure you do not miss the bus. Drivers are not allowed to leave the bus to help seniors take the groceries inside. Seniors needing assistance must plan to have someone meet them upon arrival from the grocery trip.
For more information call at 269-927-2268.
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Harding's Friendly Markets Shuttle - Serving Buchanan
Harding's Friendly Markets in Buchanan contracts with Buchanan Dial a Ride to provide Buchanan seniors free rides from their homes to Harding's Market. The service is provided every Wednesday where seniors are given an hour to shop (9:00am-10:00am) before their return trip home. Seniors must call on Tuesdays before 3:00 pm to schedule their free ride to Harding' Market.
For more information call: 269-697-0600
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Shelton Market & WalMart Shopping Trip - Serving Cass County
Cass County Council on Aging contracts with Cass County Public Transit to provide a discounted $5.00 round-trip shopping trip once a month to Shelton’s Farm Market and Super Wal-Mart in Niles.
Seniors must be registered with the Cass County COA before reserving thier seat for the monthly shopping trip. Please call the Cass County COA at (269) 445-8110 for a one-time registration.
If you are already registered with the COA, please reserve your spot by calling Cass County Public Transit at 269-445-2455 at least 72 hrs in advance (Mondays) to reserve a spot for the shopping trip.
For more information call: 269-445-8110
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VAN BUREN COUNTY
provides qualifying seniors with transportation to and from medical care appointments. In order to become a Ride Easy Volunteer Rider the following requirements must be met:
• Be age 60 or above
• Be a resident of Van Buren County
• Submit a Rider Agreement Form
• Provide as much notice as possible
For more information call: 269-637-3607 (South Haven Office)
or 269-655-800 (Paw Paw Office)
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This page last updated on 5/13/2016.