Adult 55 Accessing Programs

The Town of Caledon is committed to making our programs and services accessible to all residents. We offer a variety of recreation and wellness programs and drop-in activities specifically for our adult 55+ residents. We also work to provide accessible transportation options and promote accessible businesses within our community.

Transportation

We believe it's important for you to access all community services and stay active while you age. To help get around Town, contact Caledon Community Services or TransHelp. They have wheelchair accessible buses, passenger vans and cars and will take you to medical appointments, shopping or to community programs. Please note registration in advance is required.

We've also created an Adult 55+ Transportation Resource Guide to assist residents with additional transportation options available within the Town of Caledon. This guide includes both private and public transportation options and have been verified by the Seniors' Task Force members for accuracy and availability.

The Transportation Resource Guide is available in a printable PDF version. Contact us for a copy. 

Adult55+ Transportation Resource Guide
Please note that any rates and restrictions are set by the individual service providers and most resources listed are not affiliated with the Town of Caledon. The Town of Caledon has no control over the costs or limitations of these services. If you have questions or concerns regarding an individual service rate or limitation, please contact the service provider for more information.
 Public Transportation
 
 Town of Caledon 

The Town of Caledon offers two transit routes in the Mayfield and Bolton Area. To view the available schedules and rates please go online to caledon.ca/transit.

 GO Transit/ Metrolinx

GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx - #37 Brampton - Orangeville (peak-only); #38 Bolton - Malton (peak-only).

For more information: 416-869-3200 (Toronto-local calling area) | Toll Free 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646) 

 Specialized Transportation
Bayshore Home Health

Bayshore Home Health - Private paid transportation designed to bring people home from the hospital and provide transportation to medical appointments. Transportation available within and outside of Caledon. The service is open to all ages. 

For more information: 1-877-289-3997

Caledon Community Services

Caledon Community Services

  • Door to door accessible transportation service available daily for Caledon older adults, and people with disabilities. Transportation to: medical appointments, grocery shopping, day and wellness programs, support groups and social events.
  • An additional service: transportation for Caledon residents aged 8-59 wishing to attend a medical appointment, wellness and employment programs, support groups within Caledon or transfer points to access public transit between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information: 905-584-2300 ext. 217, 218, 221, or 264 | bookings@ccs4u.org 

Canadian Cancer Society - Toronto, Peel, Southern York Regional Community Office

Wheels of Hope - this program is intended to assist eligible clients and provide an escort for support (if required) with short-term travel (round trip) to attend cancer specific medical appointments or supportive care services. Appointments must be by a medical professional recognized by Ontario’s Health Care System. 

For more information: 1-800-263-6750 

Compassion Transportation Service

Compassion Transportation Service

Provides door-to-door transportation services in the GTA to seniors (55+) and persons with mobility challenges. Services provided 7 days a week with appointment. Medical only appointments on Saturdays.

For more information: 416-760-7149 | compassionts@gmail.com  

Door-to-Door & More

Door-to-Door & More

Provides seniors living at home with personalized. Staff are fully insured, must have an OPP Vulnerable Sector check and have clean driving abstracts from the Ministry of Transportation. Trip must be within a 100 km radius (exceptions will be made for trips to the Airport).

For more information: 905-584-5868 | doortodoorandmore@yahoo.com 

Dignity Transportation

Dignity Transportation

Accessible transportation for Seniors (55+) and adults with mobility issues, available 24/7. Note: Special outings to Niagara Falls and Rama in Orillia available.

For more information: 1-866-398-2109 | 416-498-2222 

Headwaters Homecare for Seniors

Headwaters Homecare for Seniors

Transportation to appointments for Caledon and Dufferin residents. Boundary limits are Erin to Newmarket and Shelburne to Georgetown.

For more information: 519-942-9998 | 519-217-7927 | caledonannex@gmail.com  

MedEvac

MedEvac

Specializing in southern Ontario and providing clients who require stretcher and wheelchair transportation to and from medical facilities, airports and home. MedEvac can also provides air transport.

For more information: 416-704-2353 

Nurse Next Door Homecare Services

Nurse Next Door

Provides transportation to clients of any age and mobility to appointments.

For more information:

Peel Public Works Accessible Transportation
TransHelp

This is the Region of Peel’s accessible transportation service for residents with disabilities. 

TransHelp now accepts applications from residents with physical, cognitive, visual, sensory, or mental health disabilities who are not able to use conventional public transit services some or all of the time. It is a prepaid service so passengers are required to monitor the fare balances in their accounts to avoid being refused a trip. Passengers are encouraged to use wheelchairs/scooters that comply with CSA standards. 

TransHelp is a service shared with other passengers and multiple destinations. 

 

Taxi Script

A subsidized taxi service for TransHelp passenger only. To use a Taxi Script, call one of the participating taxi vendors on the day of your ride to arrange pick-up. Ensure to tell the taxi company if you need a wheel chair accessible vehicle. You can pay for your trip with only taxi scripts or taxi scripts + cash.

For more information: 905-791-1015 (press 2) | 1-888-919-7800 

Rapid City Transportation

Rapid City Transportation

Offers non-emergency medical transportation for those who need special care.

For more information: 647-848-4205 | 1-888-202-3923 

Ride With Care

Ride With Care

Provides non-emergency transportation services for seniors and those with disabilities or special needs. Clients using a wheelchair or walker must be able to transfer independently or with driver’s assistance.

Services include medical appointments, dialysis round trips, dental appointments as well as personal and leisure activities such a shopping, visiting friends and family, attending religious services, running errands. 

For more information: 647-848-4205

Right at Home Canada

Right at Home Canada

Transportation and escort support to medical and dental appointments as well as non-medical events. 

For more information: 289-763-4792

Seniors for Seniors Driver Companions

Seniors for Seniors Driver Companions

Transportation to appointments, various personal errands, religious services, social events and gatherings. Able to accommodate seniors with collapsible walkers and those individuals with cognitive impairments.

For more information: 905-276-1140 | 1-844-422-7399 

Spectrum Patient Services

Spectrum Patient Services

Non-urgent patient transfer services designed to accommodate the unique needs of a variety of clients including: infants, children, adults, seniors, palliative and chronically ill patients, bariatric patients and individuals with varying levels of mobility.

For more information: 1-866-527-9191 

The Shelburne Transporter (TST)

The Shelburne Transporter

Specialty non-emergency, medical transportation only. Call to confirm that your area of Caledon is covered. TST provides professional, safe and dependable transportation to medical appointments. Wheel chair accessibility is not provided.

For more information: 519-925-3634 | tst@rogers.com  

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs Service is available to Canadian veterans who have passed a qualification process. A support escort may accompany the individual if required, or one can be provided.

For more information: 1-866-522-2122 

 Voyageur Medical Transportation

Voyageur Medical Transportation

Transportation service for special needs, non-emergency medical appointments, corporate charters, local and long distance destination. Vehicles have lift assistance. Accommodations can be made for bariatrics patients, oxygen and patient monitoring services.

For more information: 1-855-262-7163

Wheelchair Taxi Ontario Limited

Wheelchair Taxi Ontario Limited

Provides accessible transportation services for the disabled to medical appointments and social activities. Free wheelchair provided for patients without one. 

For more information: 905-799-3648 | 1-866-799-3648 

 Specialty Services - Air Travel
 
Angels of Flight Canada

Angels of Flight Canada

Air Ambulance Service for non-emergency transport when flying on a commercial airline or travelling by ground transportation is not an option. Transportation to airport and destination is also arranged.

For more information: 1-855-297-5570

Hope Air

Hope Air

Air Transportation service that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home. 

For more information: 1-877-346 - HOPE (4673)

MedEvac

MedEvac 

A ground and air patient transfer service provided for clients needing to be transported around the world. 

For more information: 416-704-2353

 Taxi/Limo Services
  • AAA Bolton Taxi: 905-857-4200
  • A-Call a Cab (Caledon/Dufferin County): 519-941-8000 | 1-844-941-8003
  • Airport Taxi Service: 1-866-982-2040
  • Uber/Lyft: Use of the service App is required
  • Go Go Grandparents: Assisting older adults with securing an Uber/Lyft ride without use of the app: 1-855-464-6872
  • Home James: (Seasonal) Drunk Driving prevention program offered through the November/December holiday season: 905-951-9000
  • Taxi Limousine and Van Service: 905-857-8335
  • Caledon Limousine Service: 416-619-0050
  • GTA Cab Service: 416-482-0000 (GTA) | 905-951-3535 (Peel/York) | 905-729-8999 (North Area)
  • Airport Limo: 1-800-263-5466

Accessible Businesses

We encourage businesses in Caledon to remove accessibility barriers. This will help attract more customers, potentially raise profits and make our community more accessible. Review some of the tips below to help make your business more accessible:

  • Clear snow from walkways and parking spaces
  • Add a handrail, power door opener and ramp to your entrance
  • Remove trip hazards
  • Install service counters at a lower height for better access
  • Provide seating and resting places
  • Use clear language, large print and high contrast on signage
  • Design and test your website for accessibility
  • Consider alternative business models, such as home delivery or on-site shopping assistance
  • Create accessibility policies and procedures

Community Directory

We've created an Adult 55+ Community Directory to make it easier for you to identify and locate programs and services tailored to meet your needs. The directory includes housing information, health care services, community programs, community groups, caregiver support and more!

The Adult 55+ Community Directory is available in a printable PDF version for individuals that do not have access to the Internet. Please inquire for a copy.

 Adult55+ Community Directory 

Referral and Information Services
 Housing Service

Local

Provincial/Federal

Local Residential and Long-Term Housing

 

 Community Programs and Classes

Caledon


Peel

Groups, Clubs and Online Networking

 

Food Services and Food Banks

 

Caregiver Support Services
Health Care Services and Supports

If your situation is an emergency please dial 9.1.1. The following resources are for non-emergency related health care information. 

Developmental Support Programs
Abuse/Crisis Education/Support

If you feel you are in immediate danger please call 9.1.1.

Caledon

PEEL

  • Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario -  Get Help Now Call the Seniors Safety Line - 1-866-299-1011| To learn more about Elder Abuse 416-916-6728
  • Elder Help Peel
  • Family Services of Peel -Peel Elder Abuse Support Program - General Intake: 905-453-5775
  • Senior Safety - Peel Regional Police - Online resources and information
  • Spectra HelpLine (Caledon) - Elder Abuse Support Program (24/7/365) Please call 905-459-7777 or toll-free 1-877-298-5444
Mental Education/Support
  • Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) - Services and Resources for individuals with Addictions and/or Mental Health Needs - General Inquiries | 416-535-8501 or toll-free 1-800-463-2338 - staffed 24/7
  • Psychgeriatric Resource Consultant - William Osler Health System - Call 647-530-4368 
Diabetes
Hearing 
Vision Care 
Alternative Medicine & Education
 Additional Health Care Services *fee for service*
Volunteering
 Legal/Advocacy Services
Transportation (also see our Transportation Resource Guide) 
Financial Assistance
Additional Services

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