We can help support seniors in our community by ensuring that they are healthy, have affordable housing and have access to transportation services. Let’s talk about transportation. Getting to events and volunteer opportunities, visiting friends and family and going to medical and health appointments all require transportation. Many seniors have given up the car keys and consequently have to rely on transportation services and bus routes to get around. Here is a summary of transportation options for seniors in SLO County:

  • SLO Regional Rideshare. 805.781.1385. This is a great place to start when looking for transportation options. They have a Senior Transportation Options program that organizes group bus rides and trips.
  • Regional Transit Authority’s V.I.P. Pass. 805.781.4472. The pass is for seniors 80 and over and gives unlimited free rides on all R.T.A., SLO Transit, S.C.A.T., Paso Express, and North County Shuttle routes.
  • Trolleys. For downtown service routes in Avila and Pismo Beach call 781.4472 and for SLO call 541.2877.
  • Dial-a-Ride provides service from your door to your destination within the cities.
  • Ride-on (805) 541-8747 also comes to your door and operates a senior shuttle service serving different parts of the county on specific days of the week.
  • The Regional Transit Authority (805) 541-2544 has a Runabout service for those using mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers.

SLO County is quite large and it can be challenging to move amongst the different cities. The programs above provide some great options for seniors trying to navigate transportation options here on the Central Coast. For seniors needing transportation and additional personal or companion care, Senior Helpers is here to assist!

If you would like to learn more about dependable in-home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of San Luis Obispo County to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-461-5892!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In-home senior care and in-home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of San Luis Obispo County provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Cambria, and surrounding areas. Visit www.seniorhelpers.com/sanluisobispo for more information.



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