When you can’t get to where you need to go, it’s easy to feel trapped. Many elderly feel unsafe venturing out on their own, have difficulty leaving their home due to medical disabilities, have financial hardship or experience limited mobility that prevents them from using public transportation. That’s why JCCGCI offers comprehensive, reliable senior transportation services throughout the Borough of Brooklyn.
JCCGCI’s Senior Citizen Transportation Program serves seniors who are 60 or over, including many Holocaust survivors, to help them stay mobile. Depending on a person’s needs, we offer individual car service or ambulette trips to medical and other essential appointments and services, group van shuttle trips to senior centers and group bus trips for educational events, recreation or shopping.
Our transportation program allows seniors to wait in the comfort of their home for a phone call that tells them when their driver has arrived. They may book as far in advance as they like, but do not have to specify a return time– they can simply call when they’re ready. JCCGCI transportation staff members are fluent in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian and Yiddish.
When seniors call JCCGCI to enroll in the transportation program, we process the application immediately and can even refer them to other services they may be eligible for.
In areas where we offer both homecare and transportation, the two departments work together. With one call, the client can arrange both an aide to accompany them to the doctor, and the ride itself.
Last year, our transportation program served 5,162 frail elderly and provided 116,359 units of service (one-way trips). Thanks to JCCGCI transportation services, seniors get the help they need to maintain active, healthy and independent lives.
We would like to thank our transportation program funders, NYS Department of Transportation (DOT), NYS Office for the Aging (SOFA), NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), NYC Council, The Elie Wiesel Holocaust Survivors Initiative of NYC Council, Anonymous, Arthur and Eve Fastenberg Philanthropic Fund, Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation, Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany FJC, a Foundation of Donor Advised Funds, Gmiluth Chessed, Jean and Louise Dreyfus Foundation and the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.