Seniors 60 years and older must be registered with the Ulster County Office for the Aging (UCOFA) for this subsidized service. They may ride one shopping round trip per week free. Voluntary contributions are appreciated. Call the Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) office at (845) 334-8120.
Limited medical transportation (2 per week) is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Voluntary contributions are appreciated. The medical van is wheel chair accessible. Passengers who have an aide must notify the UCAT office at (845) 334-8120 when they schedule their appointment that the aide will accompany them. The aide rides free. Seniors 60 years and older must be registered with the UCOFA for this subsidized service. Also available is the Kingston Paratransit Bus. Call (845) 331-3725 for more information
Neighbor to Neighbor
Volunteer drivers pick up eligible seniors at their home and drive them to their doctors appointment or for shopping. Must reserve in advance. Call 845-443-8837 for details.
Linda Young of Highland, NY, has been using the Neighbor to Neighbor program, a component of the UCOFA Volunteer Program for almost four years. Below is a quote from her. We hope it motivates you to want to be apart of our team as we are always looking for more drivers:
“I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for everything you do. Everybody at Neighbor to Neighbor does such a great job…Marvin, Phil, Cathie…all of them. I’ve been calling for more appointments than normal lately, and they are always there for me. I have to tell you that time riding with all that good energy has helped. I got really great news today, I’m clear of cancer. You don’t need to know that I guess, but I feel so happy today. I feel like Neighbor to Neighbor, and the drivers who are all volunteers, and their attitude about taking people where they need to go, has been part of my healing process. I’m sure it’s part of the healing process for a lot of others too. When something really good happens, I think that deserves a huge thank you. And so I’m calling to thank you for your assistance with this process that I’ve gone through. The help you’ve given me has been superior. All of your drivers are not only wonderful drivers, they’re always on time, they’re good conversationalists, and I can’t say enough good things about them. I just wanted to tell you that I am grateful for all you have given me.”
To learn more about the UCOFA Volunteer Program and on how you can become a volunteer click here: