Seniors' Transportation Services

The Municipality of Greenstone would like to remind all Seniors that the Seniors’ Transportation Services are still operating during the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Due to the Pandemic, ridership is limited to one person at a time unless the rider requires a companion. Riders will be asked to complete a screening, sanitize their hands, and always wear a mask in the vehicle. 

Aging at Home Van

The Municipality of Greenstone operates a door-to-door medical transportation program to provide transportation to Senior's (55 and up) to both local and out-of-town medical appointments.  This program is offered on a first-come/first-served basis and requires third party assignment of the Northern Health Travel Grant.  A meal allowance of up to $50 per travel grant is reimbursed once the travel grant cheque is received.  We have two vans that  provide these services, one of which is wheelchair accessible.  Please note that the drivers for this program are all volunteers.  To book the aging at home van, or if you would like to become a volunteer driver, please contact Sue Benwell at the Geraldton Administration Office at 854-1100 Ext 2010. 

Rural Transportation Program

The Municipality of Greenstone also operates a door-to door-transportation program to Senior’s (55 and up) in Longlac and Geraldton. Municipal staff pick up Seniors in the paratransit bus (or Municipality of Greenstone van) to take them grocery shopping, to the drug store, or to the post office.  The fee to use the Rural Transportation Program is $2.05 per ride.  This fee can be paid to the driver directly or ridership tickets can be purchased at the Greenstone Administration Office or the Longlac Ward Office for $15.30 for a book of 10.

To arrange a pickup through this program please contact the following:

  • Longlac Ward
    • New riders to the Rural Transportation Program please call the Longlac Ward Office at 876-2316
    • For existing riders please leave a voicemail at 876-4650
  • Geraldton Ward
    • Sue Benwell
    • 854-1100 Ext 2010

Municipal Council has also approved the purchase of a new 14 seat paratransit bus in the 2020 Municipal Capital Budget to replace a now decommissioned unit that was located in the Longlac Ward.  Funding for a portion of the cost had been applied for by Municipal staff through the Ministry of Infrastructures’ Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and a notice of approval was received in the Spring.  The new bus has been ordered and delivery is expected within the coming months.

If you have any additional questions about these services or any other Senior’s services, provided by the Municipality of Greenstone, please contact Carmen Gagnon, Director of Community Services at 854-1100 Ext 2009 or email carmen.gagnon@greenstone.ca

 

Friday, October 30, 2020