There are a variety of transportation options for Deerfield seniors provided by local government agencies in the Village. These include:
The Village’s senior/disabled subsidized taxi program is open to Deerfield residents aged 65 and older and to those with disabilities. Participants are provided with up to 50 one-way coupons each month that are worth $5.00. When a coupon is provided, in-town trips cost the rider only $1.00. For out of town trips, presenting a coupon will take $5.00 off of the metered fare.
The Village works with American Taxi, North Suburban Yellow Cab and 303 Taxi. For more information, contact the Village Manager’s office at 847.945.5000.
Run through West Deerfield Township, this program is for residents aged 65 and over or disabled, who have mobility challenges that may prevent or restrict their ability to meet their health care needs. The program provides registered riders with the means to make it to medical appointments.
Participants must pre-register with the Township (forms are available at their office as well as on their website). Riders must be stable and able to travel in a seated position.
Trained drivers pick up riders and deliver them to appointments at area hospitals. Other locations must be within a five-mile radius of the Township. Trips of less than five miles are $3 and those over five miles are $5 round trip. For more information, call 847.945.0614, extension 310, or visit the Township online at www.westdeerfieldtownship.org
The Patty Turner Senior Center’s senior car program is a transportation service for residents who are over 50 years of age within the Deerfield Park District area. The service is available Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This neighborly service (drivers are Senior Center members) is a great resource for rides to the store, library, beauty salon, etc.
A ride costs $3.00 one-way, or $6.00 if going to Glenbrook or Lake Forest Hospitals.
For more information about the program, please call the Patty Turner Senior Center at 847.940.4010.
The West Deerfield Township office is an official registration center for RTA Users Travel Cards, which allow persons, at least 65 years old or disabled to use RTA-funded transportation free.
601 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015