Accessible and affordable transportation is the key to independent living for many older adults and frail elderly living in Huron and Perth counties.
EasyRide is a shared scheduling service, operated by ONE CARE that allows coordinated scheduling of door-to-door transportation delivered by Community Support Agencies across Huron and Perth counties. This service is provided to clients who are seniors, have physical or cognitive limitations, require specialized transit (example: wheelchair access), do not have family or friends who are able to help.
The service is available 7 days a week. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis, rates vary, and subsidies may be available.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Purchase Two Vehicles
In 2020 ONE CARE was pleased to receive $130,000 in funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase and outfit two new accessible vans which will support the agency’s transportation program in Huron and Perth Counties. ONE CARE Executive Director, Kathy Scanlon noted, “The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant is significant. This funding will be used to purchase two wheelchair accessible vans to support our transportation service which provides over 31,000 rides a year to more than 1,700 individuals who need accessible transportation. This service is essential to support people to live in their own homes and be engaged in their communities. Our current vehicles are aging and this grant will help us to ensure that people get the transportation they need.”