For Baltimore’s adults over age 55 who can no longer drive nor take a public bus or subway, transportation is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It is the key to a life of aging in place with quality and dignity. Of regaining control of the timing and route for routine outings to the grocery store or doctor. Of the joy of seeing friends and family whenever the mood strikes. In fact, lack of access to transportation can start a downward spiral of isolation that impacts both physical and mental health.
With this in mind, the Greater Homewood Community Corporation founded AIM in 1973. The only independent, non-profit transportation program in North Baltimore, AIM is also known as Baltimore's "senior center without walls" -- offering programs and referrals to at-risk older adults across the city.
Today, with a fleet of handicapped-accessible vans, AIM serves nearly 60 percent of Baltimore City. AIM drivers are background-checked, must pass a DOT physical, and are CPR and first aid certified. They are trained in providing senior-friendly transportation. AIM provides group trips for shopping and events, as well as individual rides by request to the doctor or personal errands. AIM's mission does not include driving people to their workplace.
Here's what our riders say...
"Drivers are awesome and help the senior ladies so much!"
"The staff at AIM takes the time to listen and answer all my questions."
"Our driver was polite, friendly, and a safe driver."
"I got out of the house with AIM..."