Sound Off: Does Lawrence have any free or low-cost transportation for seniors who are in wheelchairs and need to get to and from physical therapy appointments?
Brenda Brown, director of development and marketing for Independence Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit that provides assistance to people with disabilities, provided the following options: • Independence Inc., 843-5576. It offers transportation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for a donation of $2 per ride. Medical trips to Kansas City and Topeka also are available at an additional cost. There are no age restrictions. • Douglas County Senior Center, 865-6925. It offers transportation from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for residents 60 or older. Cost is $3 per ride. It also offers rides to Eudora and Lecompton. • City of Lawrence’s T-Lift, 864-5438. It offers services from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday for $2 per ride. • MTM Kansas Medical Transportation Program, 888-240-6497. It offers nonemergency medical transportation for the state’s Medicaid program.