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Township Senior Services

Accessible transportation for older adults
 

Get Going With Richmond Township Senior Services.  

Do you have trouble getting around because you don’t drive?

Are you age 50 or older, or have disability?

Do you want to attend senior social activities organized by the township?

Richmond Township Senior Services will take you to medical appointments, grocery shopping and more!

Eligibility Requirements

Richmond or Burton Township Resident

Senior 50+ year of age

or Disabled Person

Transportation Appointment Options

Doctors Appointments

Recommended to call as soon as you have an appointment our slots tend to fill quickly.

Please call Diana Benitez @ 815-678-0077 


Shopping Days
We have started a shopping rotation on Fridays.

 

McHenry Route, stores included are:

Walmart, Meijer, Aldi and Dollar Tree.

This is scheduled every other Friday

In-between these weeks is our 120 /Elm Street Route

and our Spring Grove / Richmond Route.

 

Please call Diana Benitez with your Friday shopping trip

sign-up. @ 815-678-0077

Reservations

Appointments for the coming month can be called in on the last Monday of the current month to book an appointment for the coming month.

Please call our transportation coordinator-

Diana Benitez @ 815-678-0077.  

  • Reservations must be made with at least a 24 hour notice and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 8 am to 2:30 pm. First pick ups start at

  • 8am and final appointments to be made no later than 1:30 so drivers are able to return you home and back to the township by 2:30 p.m.

  • Each passenger who requires a personal assistant must register & reserve a seat with the coordinator for both people.

  • Please allow 1/2 hour window for pick-up and drop-off times

  • A twenty mile radius of travel has been set from the Richmond Township office.

Richmond Township Senior Services provides coordinated, efficient, affordable transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities residing throughout Richmond & Burton townships, this includes Village of Richmond and Village of Spring Grove which are located within our townships.

 

Rates​

  • Rates for a round trip ride.

  • $3 Fares: Richmond, Spring Grove, Genoa City Wi.

  • $4 Fares: Johnsburg, Wonder Lake

  • $5 Fares: Antioch, Fox Lake, Hebron, McHenry, Twin Lakes, Wi. 

  • $6 Fares: Woodstock, Burlington, Wi., Crystal Lake, Lake Geneva Wi.

  • Services will not be denied based on inability to pay.

  • Tipping is NOT allowed.

  • New rates may be charged due to the rising costs at any time.

If you're an older adult or someone with disabilities, learn how low cost rides with Richmond Township Senior Services can help.

 

Richmond Township Senior Services has an accessible vehicle with ramps or lifts for easy, comfortable entry. “Door to door” assistance from trained drivers delivers exceptional customer service and a personal experience.

 

When you reserve a ride, you will speak to a real person from our Richmond township office -- No getting stuck in an automated menu, pressing buttons! Our goal is to keep our passengers connected to their community activities, medical care and township run events with friends.

 

Once approved, you can make reservations for trips in advance. The service is available weekdays. Your community defines where we travel, what kinds of trips are allowed, the fees and hours of operation.


We confirm all this when you schedule your ride.

Why we drive

Our senior neighbors lead happier, healthier lives when they “age in place”.
But how does one continue to live at home without viable transportation, basic chores around the home, or access to essential services?

Since March 1, 2006 Richmond Township has provided door-to-door service to Richmond and Burton Township Seniors & Disabled persons (age 50+).

Our vision is to ensure that every senior in our township has access to essential services. We provide transportation and support services or events that enhance independence and quality of life for all of our senior clients. 

HOW DIFFERENT WOULD YOUR LIFE BE IF YOU COULDN'T DRIVE?

How would you do your grocery shopping? How would you get to the doctor or pick up your prescriptions? Your time or donations could help thousands of senior citizens without transportation in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, and East Austin, to stay in their own homes.  Perhaps one of your family members has needed such a service in the past and you’d like to give back, or possibly you’re looking for a worthy way to spend some of your extra time, or maybe  you’re looking for a great cause to get needed service hours - whatever reason you may have, you can make a big difference here!

Making a Difference:

Richmond Township has designed a more efficient schedule to sustain the longevity of the transportation program while meeting our Seniors needs! 
 

We continue to be committed to securing a viability of this program for our seniors now and in the future.
 

A twenty mile radius of travel has been set from the Richmond Township office.

Since communities and agencies pay for most of the trip, we work together to keeps costs affordable and your fees manageable.

 

Richmond Township Senior Services also asks for charitable donations and grants to help cover the services’ costs. Make your gift to Richmond Township to ensure we are able to continue providing these services. 

SPONSORING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH

​The seniors in our communities have spent years in the service of generation that are coming behind them. Our valuable sponsors help make it possible for Senior Access give back to those who have already given so much of there service to us. This valuable service would not be possible if it were not for our sponsors. We are grateful for their investment and trust in our work.

WE COULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT YOU

Thanks to generous donation by individuals and organization like yours, we’ve been able to help hundreds of Seniors throughout the years. While we do receive a small grant from McHenry County, there are still many things that require funding to keep our doors open. The need for our service continues to grow, and we need your help now as much as we ever have. Thank you for being willing to assist those who are no longer able to assist themselves.

Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a big impact.

For many older adults who cannot drive, Richmond Township Senior Services makes it possible to do even the simple things others may take for granted - running to the store, doctors appointments, or going to their place of worship. Supporting Richmond Senior Services means you become a change-maker in the quality of life and social connectivity for older adults in our township. No amount is too small - set up a recurring donation today or see our other donation options available.

Senior Services Associates


Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for mature adults by providing access to the social services they need. We are dedicated to preserving their independence, promoting mental and physical well being, and protecting their rights and dignity. Visit website to learn more about the services provided.  http://www.seniorservicesassoc.org

Since March 1, 2006 Richmond Township has provided door-to-door service to Richmond and Burton Township Seniors & Disabled persons (age 50+).
 

Any questions regarding our program or to call to make an appointment please contact:

Program Coordinator-

Diana Benitez-

@ 815-678-0077

at the Township Office. 

Funded By

- Senior Services Grant Commission of McHenry County

- Richmond Township Town Fund

- Burton Township

- Donations & Bequests