REAL Services provides seniors with transportation for more than 14,000 trips to medical appointments and other important needs.
REAL Services arranges 14,000 one-way trips annually. Staff members may transport older adults to doctor and banking appointments, Medicaid and Social Security offices, the grocery store, and other places they cannot reach on their own. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays.
Any person 60 years of age or older who is a resident of Granger, Mishawaka, Osceola, or South Bend with limited access to transportation is eligible for transportation services.
Operating costs (for the vehicle and staff) average around $14.00 per one-way trip. REAL Services receives limited state and federal funding, as well as donations from friends of REAL Services and area businesses to cover these expenses.