Senior transportation services for Maine Township and Park Ridge
Two long-time Maine Township agencies are joining forces to provide senior transportation services to Park Ridge and Maine Township residents beginning June 27, 2016. The Center of Concern and FISH of Park Ridge will provide reliable volunteer-based transportation to and from medical and dental appointments for residents who are mobile and live in Maine Township or Park Ridge.
There will be no changes to the current process of FISH transportation service for Seniors. Transportation services are free and there is no charge for a caregiver who accompanies a senior client.
Vehicles are driven by volunteers and are not equipped with special lifts, ramps or other devices. Drivers are not trained to assist those with special needs, and everyone who uses this service must be able to get to, into, and out of a car with minor assistance. Canes and walkers can be accommodated, however, clients who rely on wheelchairs should use a paratransit service. Return transportation from any procedure or operation where anesthesia or opiates are administered such as oral surgery, colonoscopy, cataract surgery, root canals, etc. is not available.
FISH of Park Ridge services will be operated out of the Center of Concern.
To schedule a ride or to volunteer call 847-823-0453. At least one week in advance of appointment is needed to schedule transportation service.
The mission of The Center of Concern is to provide housing assistance, support services, and counseling for seniors, the disabled, and others in need enabling them to live with dignity and independence.
The mission of FISH of Park Ridge is to provide reliable volunteer-based transportation to and from medical and dental appointments for Park Ridge and Maine Township residents who are mobile and live in the communities we serve.
Center of Concern and FISH of Park Ridge are 501(C) 3 not- for-profit agencies operated by volunteer Boards of Directors. All donations are tax deductible -please consult your tax professional.