Free Transportation

Free Transportation

Seniors and adults with LONG or SHORT-TERM disabilities AND are unable to drive, can sometimes find themselves in need of transportation for doctor’s appointments (medical, therapy, dental, or vision), trips to an adult day program, bank, pharmacy, supermarket, or hair appointment. They may need to have meals delivered to them from the Meals for ME program or groceries delivered to them from the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.

If you are in need of a ride or food/meal delivery, call us at 288-4457. We will explore your needs and try to match your needs to a Driver’s availability. We have dozens of volunteer Drivers who are ready to help you, our Neighbor.

As a Neighbor, what can you expect from Island Connections?

  • You will be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Your volunteer Driver will be courteous and caring.
  • Your Driver will not discuss you or your personal needs with others (other than the Island Connections Transportation Coordinator, other staff and/or family members who are designated with your care). Volunteer Drivers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Your Driver will be punctual and will do his/her very best to get you to and from your appointment in a timely manner.
  • Island Connections will phone you the day before your appointment to alert you to the time you’ll be picked up and who will be your Driver.
  • Island Connections will contact you if the Transportation Coordinator is unable to find a Driver for you.
  • If local schools are closed due to dangerous driving conditions, Island Connections Drivers will not provide transportation to Neighbors.
  • Island Connections does NOT provide emergency drives or transportation.

What will be expected of you, our Neighbor?

  • Please be courteous and respectful. Remember that our Drivers are volunteers.
  • Give Transportation Coordinator (Amy-288-4457) sufficient notice to find a Driver. We need:

    • 5 business days notice for off-island rides;
    • 4 business days notice for cross-island rides; and
    • 3 business days notice for in-town rides.

  • Notify Island Connections immediately if an appointment needs to be cancelled or has been changed either by you or your doctor’s office.
  • Our Neighbors are important to us! Please let us know how we can help.