Without the ability to get around town safely, making it from one part of Tulsa to the next can prove to be troublesome. If you no longer drive, or never have, you need to look into transportation services in the area that can help you get from point A to point B. There are plenty of affordable options in Tulsa that allow you to get around town and appreciate all the city has to offer.
The Tulsa Transit serves the city of Tulsa, with the most popular destinations found on the route schedule. Hotels, high schools, colleges, places of employment, hospitals, shopping locales, entertainment venues, public libraries, post offices, the airport, Tulsa Housing Authority, and even public swimming pools all make the list so you can find precisely which place you’re looking for when boarding. The reduced fare program helps seniors get discounts on prices. The Super Senior Pass is also available for those over 75, so all bus rides are free.
Several Tulsa taxi companies exist in the area to provide transportation to people who cannot get around alone. Tulsa Taxicab, LLC offers one option. You can call for a ride at 918-743-0420 or request services directly on their website. They just ask that you give at least 24 hours notice.
Green Cab Co offers 24/7 service throughout Tulsa. They also have an online request form, or you may call the company at (918) 835-2222. A minimum charge of $10 applies to all rides, and all quarter miles driven cost 40 cents.
LIFE Senior Services and LIFE’s Adult Day Health works to provide all necessary services for seniors in need. Contact the Office at (918) 664-9000 to discuss all options available and ask about rides to and from the senior center. They discuss support and other programs for elders and their caregivers as well.
BrightStar Care Tulsa provides home health services to those in need. Transportation gets included on this list, as many seniors are without vehicles or lack the ability to drive themselves to appointments, errands, and on simple family visits. A caregiver offers a ride, ensuring you get to your destination safely.
It may take some time for you to find transportation in your area and set up the right schedule. Your search for services does not have to be done alone. You can make the process easier by consulting with your Area Agency on Aging and getting assistance making a request for rides.
You may also consult with the Tulsa Transportation Resource Center to discover which options are available to seniors. The Creek County RSVP service allows those over the age of 55 to get a free ride to an appointment or even the grocery store. Drivers can take riders around the city between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact them at 918-227-3844 to see if a ride is available for your next outing.
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