Senior Dial A Ride
Need a ride? Take the bus; it is the SMART way to go. The Townships Redford Connector offers curb-to curb bus service throughout the community and selected locations outside of Redford.
Call 313-387-2784 to arrange transportation. You must call at least three business days in advance and all service is available on a first come first serve basis.
The Charter Township of Redford and SMART have developed a bus system that works for Redford residents. Our Redford Connector knows the challenges that come with the lack of transportation and we are addressing it.
It is necessary to have reliable transportation in order to stay independent. The Redford Connector does just that, it enables someone to remain in his or her home and still get all his or her needs met.
The Redford Connector tailors its schedule so that seniors can get to their appointments. Many of our clients get medical services outside of Redford; therefore the Connector will go to the local hospitals such as Botsford Hospital, Garden City Hospital and St. Mary's.
The bus service takes riders to the local grocery store, hairdresser, and many other places within the Township.
Rose Kazmer and Stella Paule believe the service is very beneficial. We couldn't live without it, Kazmer stated. The Redford Connector takes our ideas for trips seriously, said Paule.
The Connector has scheduled trips to area malls (Westland, Target, Walmart and Meijer). Schedules are available by calling the office at 313-387-2784.
The bus runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Redford seniors and disable pay $2.00 per ride and adults 18 to 61 pay $4.00 per ride. All buses are wheel chair equipped.
Senior Gift Shop
Community Center - The gift shop is staffed by volunteers Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Please call 313-387-2784 for more information.
All crafts are handmade by talented seniors. The items are handcrafts and the Senior Fund received 80% of all sales. (more information).
Minock Meadows Senior Apartments - Enjoy a lifestyle free of home-owner responsibilities such as snow removal and grass cutting . Beautifully landscaped with seniors in mind. (more information)
Hot Lunch Program
Wayne County Nutritional Program - Seniors are encouraged to join us for a hot meal and camaraderie with peers during our hot lunch program. Seniors interested in coming in for congregate meals must call 24 hours in advance no later than 11:00 a.m. to order a meal the next day at 313-387-2778. Thank you.
Click here for a list of companies that offer transportation for physician appointments, dental appointments and any medical related appointments. The Redford Township Senior Department does not recommend and/or endorse any of these companies. This is being provided for your information only.
The FILE OF LIFE
"This Information Card Could Someday Save Your Life"
The FILE OF LIFE is a mini-medical history card that fits into a magnetized red plastic folder. The folder is easily attached to a refrigerator door for visibility. Should you be unable to communicate with local emergency personnel...they know where to locate the FILE OF LIFE.
The FILE OF LIFE is a record card that lists all your current medications, illnesses, physician and family/friend contact. This information is personal . . . you fill out the card and keep it up to date. There is NO COST INVOLVED. This is FREE!
Pick up your FILE OF LIFE at the Senior Center Office, located in the Community Center Building, 12121 Hemingway. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The only requirement is that you are a Redford Township resident and over the age of 55 years old.
If you feel you may need assistance in filling out the form, please bring all your medications with you.
Loan Closet, We have walkers, crutches, canes, etc. available for Redford Residents only. For more information please call 313-387-2784, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Activity Groups and Programs
The Redford Connector provides curb to curb service throughout Redford Township, with many selected trips outside Redford, including those to area shopping malls, restaurants and special events. The Connector will also take you to appointments at Botsford, Garden City and St. Mary's Hospitals. Buses are equipped with a lift-ramp to assist disabled persons. The service is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. You must call three days in advance to schedule your pickup and all service is available on a first come first serve basis. To schedule a pick up please call 313-387-2784 between 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m..
Cost for Seniors 62 and disabled are $2.00 each way The General Public is $4.00 each way. Please note the drivers do not make change. Please bring exact change for the ride.
The mini-bus provides curb to curb service throughout the Township, with many selected trips outside Redford, including those to area shopping malls, restaurants and special events. The Connector will also take you to appointments at Botsford, Garden City and St. Mary's Hospitals. Buses are equipped with a lift-ramp to assist disabled persons. The service is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00. You must call at least three days in advance, and all service is available on a first come first serve basis. Call 387-2784 between 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) to make a reservation or for further information.