Senior Ride Transportation Service

Senior Ride is a free curb-to-curb service for Alhambra residents, ages 60 and older or disabled of any age. Participants are transported throughout Alhambra for any purpose and up to two miles outside city limits for medical appointments. 

Registration

To register, a current photo ID and proof of Alhambra residency (such as a utility bill or bank statement) are required. Non-senior disabled residents must provide verification from their doctor stating their disability and that they are unable to ride public transportation.

Registration is accepted at the following locations:                                                                                              

  • Parks and Recreation Department
    111 S First Street
    Alhambra, CA 91801                                                                                
  • Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
    210 N Chapel Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801

Documents

  • Application (form can be filled out and submitted online)
  • Physician Certification

Types of Service

Advance Reservations

For the best service, schedule an appointment at least three days in advance.

Subscription Service

For regular medical appointments, church or lunch rides can be scheduled on a daily or weekly basis. In the event of a schedule change, call to cancel your pick-up time or our Senior Ride vehicle will arrive at your scheduled pick-up time. Note that canceling or not showing up for your subscription service on three consecutive appointments will result in loss of service. Subscription may be placed on hold when medical emergencies arise or on vacations.

Demand-Response

Same-day reservations can be made for urgent medical and dental appointments. You will not be taken to the emergency room. Senior Ride Dispatch will attempt to accommodate your request, however, rides are not guaranteed. Dial 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency!

Special Assistance

When making your reservation, let us know if you need special assistance. Although all vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts, we need to schedule adequate time to accommodate your needs. If you are physically disabled or frail and will need assistance, you may bring an "escort." Drivers cannot escort you from or into any building. When you make your reservation, notify the dispatcher that you will need two seats. Companions will not be allowed to ride unless they are either eligible for Senior Ride or are serving as an "escort." 

Guidelines

Senior Ride is a free service and very much in demand. To better assist everyone, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Wait outside in front of your pick-up address / location.
  • On-time window is 20 minutes: be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time, and 10 minutes after your scheduled pickup time.
  • If you are waiting more than 10 minutes after your scheduled time, call us immediately at 626-570-5088. 
  • Should your service needs change, please cancel your reservation promptly.

Group Outings to the Shops at Montebello & Walmart

Senior Ride travels to Walmart in Rosemead on the second Thursday in May and to The Shops at Montebello on the second Thursday in December from 11 am to 3 pm.

Participants can enjoy a day of leisure and shopping or have lunch at one of the many restaurants. Registration starts on the first day of the month. All participants must be registered with Senior Ride. For more information or to register, please call 626-289-7433

Group Grocery Runs

The Group Grocery Run provides transportation to local markets by Senior Ride drivers, who assist passengers with their bags on and off the vehicle. Grocery Runs include:

  • Saturdays, 10 am to Noon
    Ralphs Market
    330 N. Atlantic Boulevard
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • Thursdays, 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
    Ralphs Market
    1745 Garfield Avenue
    South Pasadena, CA 91030