Seniors can get rides to Senior Center and doctor appointments

The mission of the Milford Senior Center is to serve the specialized needs of Milford's senior population. Transportation services to and from the Senior Center and to medical and dental appointments in Milford are provided by the Center's Transportation Department.

In order to participate in the Transportation Program, individuals must be current members of the Milford Senior Center. The membership fee is $10 per year.

Forty-eight hours notice is preferred to request a ride to and from the Senior Center and to medical and dental appointments in Milford. Doctor and dentist appointments should be made between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Seniors may contact the Transportation Supervisor at 203-877-5131 ext. 2125.

If seniors need to cancel a ride they should call 203-877-5131 ext. 2125. If it is before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. call 203- 877-5131 and press #1.

Transportation is scheduled on a first come, first served basis. If the Transportation Department is not able to accommodate the rider, they can contact Milford Transit at 203-874-4507.

Members must be ready at the time of pickup. The drivers will wait five minutes and then must leave due to other pickups. When requesting to be picked up from a doctor's office, seniors should ask the receptionist to call the Transportation Department at the conclusion of the visit at 203-877-5131. Due to the high volume of requests for transportation, the center has had to institute a policy of holding seats for approximately four weeks.

The Senior Center cannot provide transportation if seniors are incapacitated due to recent surgery and if they are using a wheelchair; riders must be able to maneuver the wheelchair without assistance from a driver.

The Milford Senior Center is closed when the Milford Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Transportation services are not provided when there is a 90-minute delay due to weather.