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Transportation is the key to independence. DMCC’s free Essential Transportation services provide several door-to-door options to answer the transportation needs of seniors who no longer drive, including those who use wheelchairs, helping them to live independently in the homes they love.

To learn more about upcoming recreational transportation outings for seniors of all ability levels, please visit our calendar page.

Volunteer Rides: Essential Transportation clients may request a personalized ride from a vetted and trained volunteer using their own vehicle to go to medical, dental, grocery, personal care, and other essential appointments.

Sassy Chassis: DMCC’s 10-passenger van

  • Grocery Van: Picks up seniors twice per week (Wednesday mornings, 9am – Noon and Wednesday afternoons, 1pm – 4pm), visiting stores such as Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and CVS.

  • Retail Therapy Club: Twice per month, riders have a social outing (Mondays, 11am – 3pm) to go to lunch, visit Target, Nordstrom Rack, Dollar Tree, and any other non-grocery retail experiences they’d like.

  • Program Vans: Essential Transportation clients who need a ride to certain activities, such as Tuesday Lunch Connections, Move with Michael, or a Social and Good Times gathering may request pickup and dropoff.

Sassy Chassis
Monday Shopping

Foxy Flyer: DMCC’s Wheelchair Van

DMCC part time staff drivers provide free personalized transportation to medical and other essential appointments for those who use wheelchairs, including those temporarily recovering from surgery or injury. 

Foxy Flyer

DMCC Essential Transportation Services

Eligibility Requirements:
DMCC's Transportation Programs

To qualify and use our volunteer rides program or our essential shopping van services, you must:

  • Be 60+ years of age and/or demonstrate accessibility needs

  • Be permanently or temporarily unable to operate a motor vehicle

  • Be a resident of the City of Del Mar

To apply for Essential Transportation, please complete the application. You must also provide proof of residency by submitting a government-issued document or utility bill with your full name and primary address. DMCC staff will contact you as soon as your submission is received and reviewed.

DMCC's application for transportation programs is a fillable PDF.  Please download and complete the application, then send it to us:


Del Mar Community Connections

ATTN: Transportation Services

PO Box 2947

Del Mar, CA 92014

Download the application

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