Escorted Transportation is a service for persons age 60 and older who require transportation and an escort to and from medical or dental appointments.
Transportation is provided by trained volunteers of the North Shore Senior Center in their private automobiles
How Does It Operate?
The person is picked up from his/her address, accompanied to a local medical office, and driven home at the end of the appointment. The service is available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All trips must occur within the Township and nearby towns. A minimal fee is billed to the user for each round trip. This program is a cooperative effort funded by New Trier Township and the North Shore Senior Center. Dial-A-Ride participants receive a reduced rate on this service.
How To Apply For Services
The application process is quite simple. Our Social Services Administrator is available to answer your questions and help determine which programs and services you are eligible for. To verify your eligibility as a senior, you must present proof of age (driver's license, state ID, passport, or other official government-issued identification bearing your birth date and a photo) and residency (utility, phone bill, etc. with current address)
For eligibility as a person with a disability you must also present either an SSI or SSDI award letter, or the certification of a physician (see Dial-A-Ride application).
As a convenience, you may download these forms in advance, have your physician sign them (for disability only) and bring them to the New Trier Township Office.
Download Dial-A-Ride application (Word)
Download Dial-A-Ride application (PDF)
You may sign up for Dial-A-Ride in person at the New Trier Township office in Winnetka. Or you can mail or fax your application and required documentation to the Township using the information on the Dial-A-Ride form.
How To Use Escorted Transportation
Escorted service costs $12 per appointment. For persons registered with Dial-A-Ride, New Trier Township pays $6.00 of the total cost. The balance ($6.00) is billed to the user by the North Shore Senior Center. Service is available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment for Escorted Transportation Service, call the North Shore Senior Center at 847-784-6053. For general questions about this service, you are invited to call the volunteer director at 847-784-6052.
An appointment for Escorted Transportation Service should be made one week in advance. When special needs require shorter notice, arrangements will be made, if possible.