Transportation

Transportation Vehicles

Transportation Eligibility

The Senior Center provides “curb to curb” transportation for Ellington residents at least 60 years old, or disabled between the age of 18 to 59 years old. Participants must be independent and perform daily living activities or have a companion to accompany you for services. The Senior Center complies with the Public Rights under Title VI. Our drivers have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement.

A suggested annual donation of $30.00, or $3.00 per ride, is appreciated.  Checks may be made payable to ‘Ellington Senior Center' and may be either given to the driver, or mailed to us. Cash is also accepted.

 

History of Ellington Medical Appointments Transportation Services (EMATS) 

The Senior Center  first began transportation
services in 2001 for social, nutritional and
recreational purposes. In 2003, services expanded to offer rides to residents for non-emergency medical appointments through the EMATS program “Ellington Medical Appointments Transportation Services.”

EMATS is partially funded by a grant award from North Central Area Agency on Aging, Inc., NCAAA  “funded in part, by the Older American’s Act.”  In 2019, the town received grant funding award under FFY 2018 TRADITIONAL SECTION 5310 Capital, Connecticut Department of Transportation for a new bus to replace the existing vehicle.

Transportation Registration

The following forms are required in order to utilize our transportation services:

Please mail completed forms to:

Ellington Senior Center             55 Main Street, P.O. Box 187 Ellington, CT 06029

Once we receive the completed forms, we will contact you using the phone number provided on your Annual Registration Form.