The City’s Dial -A-Ride service for seniors and persons with disabilities continues to operate transit services with free fare through May 15, 2020. The service is providing trips one passenger at a time, instead of shared rides, in order to maintain safe distances. Passengers are required to wear face coverings or masks when riding Dial-A-Ride.
Dial-A-Ride service hours have also expanded earlier in the morning to allow participants to take advantage of special store shopping hours for seniors and persons with disabilities. To register for Dial-A-Ride service please call 818-548-3960 or go to glendaledialaride.com for more information.
Dial-A-Ride staff are also making calls to registered Dial-A-Ride participants, who may be more isolated than usual. These welfare calls are friendly check-ins to see how our participants are getting along, while checking to see if there are any unmet needs for meals, groceries or health care. Dial-A-Ride staff are referring seniors to resources for any unmet needs.
Dial-A-Ride has also teamed up with Community Services & Parks to deliver meals to seniors. While Community services and Parks provides the meals and recipients, Dial-A-Ride staff provide the delivery routing, vehicles and drivers.
The program that started with delivering meals to Dial-A-Ride participants one day a week has expanded to deliveries to seniors four days per week. While the Adult Recreation Center and Sparr Heights Community Center are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 mandate to shelter in place, Senior Services will continue to provide meals using Dial-A-Ride resources.
Seniors are encouraged to register for Dial-A-Ride service and will receive a referral to the meals program at the same time. To register, please call 818-548-3960 or go to glendaledialaride.com for more information.