Programs & Services

Transportation

Mobility is an important element of independence and quality of life. Without any way to get around, many seniors become socially isolated and depressed.

One's mobility is, to a large degree, tied to the ability to drive an automobile. A car allows us greater freedom to choose where to live, work, travel and recreate.

As people age, their ability to safely drive an automobile may be compromised by a variety of functional impairments and loss of mobility strongly correlates to a decline in socialization and an increase in physical problems.

The WISE & Healthy Aging Transportation and Mobility Program, provides alternative transportation resource information, mobility education, and hosts AARP Driver Safety classes.

In collaboration with the City of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus,  the WISE & Healthy Aging / Santa Monica Dial-A-Ride program offers transportation options. Low cost, shared-ride curb-to curb van transportation is available for Santa Monica residents who are at least 60 years of age and persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older. All vans are lift-equipped and are driven by specially licensed and trained drivers.

 

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Services Offered

Recognizing that not all seniors have the same needs, the WISE & Healthy Aging Transportation Program offers a variety of services:

WISE & Healthy Aging's "Dial-a-Ride" Program 

Upcoming Mobility Classes:  Transportation, Pedestrian Safety, and Senior ID --

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

AARP Smart Driver Courses

(certification allows for discount on auto insurance) -- Helping older drivers improve skills, avoid accidents and traffic violations

October 11 & 12, 2017  Eight-hour Class (over two days at 4 hours per day) for NEW or renewing certificate

November 8, 2017  Four-hour REFRESHER Class (renew certificate only)

December 6 & 7, 2017  Eight-hour Class  (over two days at 4 hours per day) for NEW or renewing certificate

Either session costs $15 (for AARP members), $20 (non-AARP members).

To sign up or for more information, please call (310) 394-9871, ext. 455, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.