dial-a-ride PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The City offers a Dial-a-Ride program to residents living in Malibu who are 60 years of age or older. This service was established to help the senior population with transportation to doctor appointments, markets, or the Senior Center, as well as other destinations within the city limits. The cab fare is $2 each way within the city limits, or $1 each way to the Senior Center.
Dial-a-Ride will take seniors to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital and St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood; Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills; and various medical offices along Wilshire Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd. Trips to any of these locations cost $4 each way. Those are the only locations outside the city limits serviced by Malibu Dial-a-Ride.
Any eligible resident who wants to use the Dial-a-Ride program must first fill out a program application, then bring the completed application and valid photo identification (DMV identification card or drivers license) to the Malibu Senior Center, located inside Malibu City Hall at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd (lower level). Additional information is available in the Dial-a-Ride brochure.
The following is a schedule of shuttles between Malibu and Santa Monica / West Los Angeles:
From Malibu to Santa Monica / West LA:
- 8:30 AM
- 9:30 AM
- 10:30 AM
- 12:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
From West LA / Santa Monica to Malibu:
- 11:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
- 4:30 PM
To schedule an appointment to submit the Dial-a-Ride application or for answers to questions about Dial-a-Ride, call the Senior Center at 310-456-2489 ext. 357, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Programs for seniors and active adults are offered in the City’s 1,200-square foot Senior and Active Adult Center, located in Malibu City Hall. The Center offers a wide variety of recreational, fitness, cultural, and educational programming, social events, and excursions to give seniors and adults opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental well-being, life skills, and active social lives.
Courses and lectures offered in partnership with outside agencies include AARP driver safety, health screenings, smart money planning, downsizing your house, computer skills, and Alzheimer’s awareness. The Emeritus College uses the Senior Center to provide enrichment classes, including modern poetry, autobiography, and art appreciation.
The Malibu Senior Center is open Monday through Friday for social interaction and use of library materials, DVDs, and computers with internet service and free wi-fi.
As a guest of the Malibu Senior Center, you can personally help maintain a warm, positive and safe environment. The Senior Center’s Code of Conduct provides guidelines for the behavior of all who volunteer and use the services provided by the Community Services Department. Code of Conduct
As members of the Senior Center, patrons are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times while participating in programs and services, using facilities and attending excursions provided or sponsored by the City of Malibu Community Services Department. Therefore, all patrons will be expected to adhere to this code of conduct. City staff members reserve the right to remove patrons from facilities or programs for those who violate the code of conduct. Suspension periods will be upheld and pertain to the use of the Malibu Senior Center and programs.
The Malibu Senior Center offers programs for citizens who are independent and can care of their own personal needs. The Center is not a day care facility and medical staff is not employed by the City nor are there any medical professionals onsite; however Senior Center staff members are trained in CPR and first aid. Participants are welcome to bring an attendant or caregiver with them in order to enjoy all of the services and programs.