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Senior Transportation Services

PRIMARY SENIOR TRANSPORTATION ACTIVITIES


Wednesday and Friday morning trips are provided for Seniors, to the Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung.  Registered Fanwood and Scotch Plains Seniors (age 55 or older) wishing to use this service must call and leave a message at (908) 322-5151 any time before 8:30 am on the day of the trip.

Trips to various other shopping malls are offered the third Monday of most months.

This is a door-to-door service with pickups starting at 9:00A.M.  The bus departs the mall at 1:45 P.M.  Interested registered seniors must call the Recreation Dept. office in advance of the trip date.

Transportation is available to the following;

Meridian Club: Open to all seniors, the club meets at the Scotch Hills Clubhouse, Jerusalem Road, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays. Call Laura Swidersky, 908-889-2084, for information.

Golden Age ClubOpen to all seniors, the club meets at the Scotch Hills Clubhouse, Jerusalem Road, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursdays. Call Jean DeTore, 908-889-4121, for information. 

Medical Transportation for Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents:
What
We now offer limited transportation for registered Scotch Plains seniors (age 55 or older) that have medical appointments. 

Destinations
Medical facilities in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, and South Plainfield. Also Rahway Hospital and Summit Medical Group, when available

What to do:
Call (908) 322-5151 
This is a dedicated phone number for all senior transportation.  Leave a message 48 hours or more prior to your need and a department representative with call you back within 24 hours during business days. This service is offered on a limited, first come first served basis.

DAYS AND TIMES 
Approx. 10:30 am is usually the earliest home pick up time and the last return pick up time is 1:00 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, when available.  Other times are occasionally available. Call for details.

GETTING STARTED 

For all services, you must first fill out a registration form that can be either picked up at the Recreation Department office or mailed to you by calling either the Dial-A-Ride number, 908-322-5151 or the main Recreation Department number, 908-322-6700  ext. 223 or 221.

All passengers must be a self-reliant senior (age 55 or older) or be accompanied by an aide.