Friends of Seniors

(845-485-1277) provides non-emergency medical transportation (and other services) for the frail elderly, including doctor visits, labs, physical therapy, dental appointments, dialysis and surgical procedures. If a volunteer is available, they can start driving at 5:00 a.m. and drive until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  They do drive on some Saturdays and Sundays, if a volunteer is available. They travel to appointments within Dutchess County, and when they are able, will drive to non-emergency medical appointments in Albany, New York City, and western Connecticut, as well as to Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Ulster and Westchester counties, although some criteria needs to be met. Call Friends of Seniors for more information.  Due to the increased demands for transportation, at least two weeks’ notice is required to reserve a ride. 

North East Community Center Dial A Ride

(518-592-1399) extension 5, or provides transportation services for residents of the towns of Amenia, Dover, North East, Stanford and Washington, and the villages of Millerton and Millbrook, via the Care Car.  They also coordinate the Northeast Dutchess Transit Program which can additionally assist residents of the towns of Pine Plains, Stanford and Washington.

(Resources from Dutchess County Office For The Aging)