Any person who needs transportation could contact their local Senior Center or Church for volunteers who could drive them to doctor visits or education classes or local service organizations sometimes have volunteers to help.
Cheer Transportation (Sussex County)
Cheer Transportation provides transportation to and from its nutrition sites, as well as the Bridgeville, Greenwood and Laurel Senior Centers. Services also include transportation for weekly shopping, recreational activities and some medical related trips.
DART – Delaware Administration for Regional Transit
DART offers fares at reduced rates to persons age 65 and over and disabled individuals. Seniors are required to show a Medicare card when boarding the bus. DART’s Handicapped Rider Program offers a reduced fare to those citizens in the community with physical and mental disabilities who are not eligible for a driver’s license due to their disability, but are capable of using regularly scheduled bus service.
An individual qualifies for the program by the determination of an agency or physician. To use this service a photo identification card must be obtained from DART and displayed when boarding the bus in order to use reduced fare tickets or fares.
Discounted “reduced fare”; tickets are sold at most local banks, many agencies and the DART office.
DAST – Delaware Administration for Specialized Transportation
800.553.3278 (Handiride Service)
Individual Zone-Fare Transportation Program
The Handiride Service is designed to provide disabled individuals and senior citizens with specialized transportation at reduced cost through a program sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation.
A disabled person means any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, congenital malfunction or other permanent or temporary incapacity of disability, is unable without special facilities, planning or design to utilize mass transportation facilities and services. A senior citizen means any individual 60 years of age or older.
After eligibility has been established and the individual has received their tickets, telephone reservations for transportation will be accepted between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday at 800.553.DAST (800.553.3278).
Trip reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the planned trip. Calls Must Be Made By 1:00 pm For Next Day Service. Call early or as soon as you are aware that transportation will be required to help insure your service. DAST attempts to serve all transportation requests to the extent each request can be accommodated and operates on a first-come, first-service basis.
Handiride Service Hours (excluding DAST Holidays)
New Castle County
- 6:00 am – 8:30 pm Monday – Friday
- 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Saturday
Kent & Sussex Counties
- 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
No Saturday Service in Kent and Sussex Counties. To purchase tickets by mail or for more information write or call: DAST/DART S 302.739.3278 PO Box 1347, Dover, DE 19903
Uni-City (Newark Area)
Uni-City is a transportation service that operates in the University / Newark area. Buses operate along 3 loops. There is no charge for the service. Call for more information
Department of Veterans Affairs
302.994.2511 extension 4998
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
US Armed Forces or Coast Guard
Services Provided: Inpatient and outpatient care; clinics in Wilmington, Lakeland, NJ and downstate Delaware. Patient education, & diet counseling available. Eligible veterans are provided medication and durable medical equipment.
Every Public Library in the state of Delaware has a diabetes “information section”. There is information on diabetes in general, cookbooks, and other resources which are available to check out using your library card. The libraries also have computers you can use to go to the internet and find even more information on diabetes. If you have never used the computer before, the library personnel will be happy to help you. Take this Resource Guide with you and show them the websites you would like to view.