Hope Network provides transportation services to Senior Citizens to and from a number of different programs and locations. With the mission of maintaining the highest quality of life by keeping seniors connected to their communities, Hope Network Transportation partners with the following Agencies:
Passengers, 60 years or older attending adult day programs at Gerontology Network’s Care Tree Adult Day Services, SarahCare Adult Day Center and Hope Network’s Behavioral Health Side by Side program may be eligible for transportation to and from the center. A determination for access to transportation services is made by the individual centers at the time of enrollment. A cost share may be required to access the transportation services and is determined at the time of enrollment. Donations to these programs are always appreciated and are used to provide additional rides.
Hope Network is also a proud partner in Kent County’s coordinated senior transportation network called RideLink. RideLink consists of 5 area transportation providers, including Hope Network Transportation, American Red Cross, Senior Neighbors, ACSET-Latin American Services, and United Methodist Community House. Ridelink is coordinated by The Rapid and the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan. RideLink offers transportation to adults 60 or older to necessary appointments, including doctors visits, recreational visits, and shopping trips throughout Kent County. When shopping, we ask that all carry-on bags be limited to two. RideLink passengers are encouraged to make a minimum $2.00 donation per trip.
For more information and to register for Ridelink Services, call 616-774-1288 or 866-425-3848 or visit the Ridelink website at www.ridelinkkent.org. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
For your convenience, open the attached RideLink Registration Form, print, filled it out completely and either fax to 616-774-1284 or mail to:
300 Ellsworth Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
These services are made possible through funding from the Kent County Senior Millage and Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.
Transportation is available to those attending the Care Resources PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Grand Rapids. Determination of eligibility is made by Care Resources at the time of enrollment and participation in the Care Resources program is required. The passenger is not required to pay a fare when boarding the vehicle. Transportation is available to the Care Resources Center and to all medical appointments as requested by Care Resources.
Hope Network drivers are specially trained to attend to the specific needs of the Care Resources passengers and the requirements of the program. Drivers are trained by both Hope Network and Care Resources staff and covers the special needs of the senior population, including mobility assistance, securing wheelchairs, and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia the specific needs of Care Resources’ clients.
This service is available as requested by Care Resources. For further information on the Care Resources/PACE services, call 616-913-2006 or 800-610-6299 or visit their website at www.care-resources.org.
For more information on our Transportation services in Kent County, visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or contact the Transportation Department at 616.243.0876.