Did you know that we have two shopping trips to Madison area and one in McFarland every month?
On the first Monday of the month we will be having transportation to Super Walmart in Monona for shopping. The trip is door to door and approximately 1-1/2 hours long. You will arrive home around noon or 12:30. No stop for lunch is made however there is a Subway restaurant inside Walmart. Cost for the bus is $3.
On the third Tuesday of the month is another destination trip to Madison. It is always a one store stop rather than a mall with multiple stores. For example it may be Target, Farm and Fleet etc. We have been doing group lunch outings after the shopping so the shopping portion is about one hour long with a one hour meal stop at a predetermined restaurant in the area of the store. Cost of the meal is on your own. We have looked at whether the meal stop is preventing people from participating. Feedback is requested. We will be posting trips in advance of the month they are offered so you can plan accordingly. Cost is $3.
Suggestions for destinations are encouraged. Trips to a mall such as West Towne or East Towne have not occurred for several years. Senior Outreach Services is willing to occasionally offer these types of trips again if requested. Riders must adhere to our policy on punctuality and must be able to navigate a mall on their own. Other comments or concerns can be addressed confidentially by calling Lori Andersen at 838-7117.
Our third trip is to the destination of your choice within McFarland. This is on the second Thursday of the month. A popular destination is Dollar General but it can be the bank, hair salon etc. Cost is $2.
Pick N Save trips are FREE and are offered two times a month. These trips are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Transportation is provided by Transit Solutions through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging and Senior Outreach Services. The type of vehicle used varies depending on the numbers of riders and accessibility needs of riders. Accommodations for wheelchairs and walkers are made by request. We do suggest calling early if that is a need as it can affect the number of riders and the type of vehicle used.
To sign up for these rides reservations are needed the day prior. Please call 838-7117 to reserve your spot.