Our 10-passenger Free Rides for Seniors shuttles provide transportation at no charge to those 60 and older. One shuttle provides transportation every day for seniors living in Blawnox, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and O’Hara along or near Freeport Road.
This volunteer-staffed shuttle provides door-to-door shuttle service each weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. taking seniors to medical appointments, grocery stores, UPMC St. Margaret, banks, pharmacies and many other destinations of critical importance to seniors. Seniors older than 60 can call 412-782-2001 after 9:45 a.m. on the day they need a ride.
Beginning July 1, 2015, a second shuttle will service seniors in Etna, Millvale, Sharpsburg, Tarentum, Natrona Heights, Cheswick, Brackenridge, Oakmont, and Verona on various days of the week and will pick up seniors at designated high rises to take them to UPMC appointments.
Volunteer drivers are always needed as are ride-along dispatchers to take phone calls and assist with navigation. No special license is needed (although drivers 70 and older must agree to have a medical release signed by their physicians) and training is provided.
Free Rides for Seniors office is at UPMC Lighthouse Pointe in O’Hara Township. For more information about Free Rides for Seniors or In Service of Seniors, contact Kerry at 412-449-0151.
Free Rides for Seniors is a partnership between NHCO and St. Margaret Foundation. UPMC Lighthouse Pointe donates office and parking spaces for the program.