West Des Moines Human Services offers transportation for seniors, disabled and low-income residents of the community. Transportation is available for necessary medical appointments, Polk County Westside Community Center, Human Services referral trips and other trips as time allows (e.g., grocery store, salon/barber shop, bank, library). This free service is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Some services are only available to West Des Moines residents. Call 515-222-3661 with your reservation - all rides must be requested by 12 noon at least one business day before the ride is needed. Riders should be ready to go one hour before their appointment time. Drivers will not wait more than five minutes for pick-ups.
OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH TRANSIT (OTT)
DART has partnered with Polk County to help income eligible residents find and keep jobs through a program called Opportunities Through Transit. Those who are eligible can ride DART buses at a reduced rate while traveling to a job, looking for work, or attending educational/training programs. Click here for more information.
SENIOR DINNER CLUB
West Des Moines seniors, we invite you to join our Senior Dinner Club! The Senior Dinner Club is a great opportunity to meet new friends and dine at some of our finest restaurants. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month and seniors are picked up at 4:00 pm. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Free transportation provided (diners pay for their own meal). Please call 515-222-3661 for more information.
WEST DES MOINES SENIOR CENTER
Residents age 60 and older are invited to visit the Polk County Westside Community Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Center provides several fun daily activities as well as a nutritious meal served at 11:30 am. Reservations are required the day before by 1:00 pm. The WDM Senior Center is located at 134 6th Street in the Valley Junction neighborhood of West Des Moines. Contact Linda Mason at 515-274-0373 for more information or to make reservations.
WDM Human Services provides transportation to the WDM Senior Center for seniors in the following communities:
West Des Moines
Clive (Polk County only)
Des Moines (Frisbee Park area only)