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 much of Baltimore City. AIM drivers are background-checked and must pass a DOT physical. They are trained to provide curb to curb senior-friendly transportation. AIM offers group trips for shopping and events, as well as individual rides by request to non-work destinations such as the doctor or personal errands.
Members can join AIM by calling us at 410 889 7915 or clicking on the Join AIM tab above. With membership comes the monthly newsletter that includes a calendar of trips and other services. To join a trip or reserve a ride, simply call AIM to reserve a spot. Note that AIM's individual rides are not "on demand" and reservations must be made at least 10 business days in advance of an appointment.