Agency on Aging

Transportation Services

One of the objectives of the Older Americans Act is “efficient community services, including access to low cost transportation, which provide a choice in supported living arrangements ...” Transportation is an essential support that allows older adults to remain independent. Yet, the CT Department of Social Services Strategic Rebalancing Plan reported that transportation is “frequently acknowledged as one of the greater unmet needs in communities.” In developing our area plan, adults in our communities were surveyed and 43% of respondents stated that they either “very much” or “somewhat” need help with transportation.

In response to this need, a portion of OAA Title IIIB funds are allocated to provide weekday rides to medical appointments and weekend rides for shopping, social gatherings, religious services, and other activities for adults 60 and over.*

In addition, a number of cities, towns, and some senior centers in AASCC’s service area provide transportation assistance for older adults, and there are also other options for older adults and individuals with disabilities, such as Dial-a-Ride.


* Current Title IIIB recipients

Meriden Senior Center

  • Area Served: Meriden and Wallingford
  • Service Provided: Rides to medical appointments Monday through Friday.

TEAM, Inc., Medical Transportation

  • Area Served: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
  • Service Provided: Rides to medical appointments Monday through Friday.
  • Services are subcontracted to Valley Transit District.

The Mary Wade Home, Inc., Medical Transportation Program

  • Area Served: East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, West Haven and Woodbridge
  • Service Provided: Rides to medical appointments Monday through Friday.

The Mary Wade Home, Inc.., Weekend Transportation Program

  • Area Served: East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, West Haven and Woodbridge
  • Service Provided: Week-end rides for shopping, social gatherings, church and other activities.