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Free Transportation for Seniors in Massachusetts

By Maurice

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If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in Massachusetts, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Massachusetts.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!


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Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Massachusetts


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Massachusetts

Program Description:

Boston Cancer Support’s mission is to equip patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals throughout 

Massachusetts with local resources and collaborative communities that afford them the very best chance at optimal health outcomes. The web presence provides information at the state, region, city and town level, such as financial aid opportunities, resources for clinical trials, free or subsidized lodging, support groups to fit various needs, and free transportation to treatments.

Boston Cancer Support also runs three Collective Impact Programs:

The Treatment Transport Program provides FREE transportation for patients to get to their medical treatments and support services in 20 hospitals across Massachusetts through our partnership with Lyft.
The Randi Friedman Wellness Program provides integrative therapies such as restorative yoga, gentle Pilates, meditation, and stress management & resilience training to those who would otherwise not have the opportunity due to financial constraints.

The Cancer Collaborative provides professional development and networking opportunities, along with resources and tools to maintain partnerships. The conferences are designed for patient navigators, nurses, social workers, and community health workers. Free continuing education credits are provided to nurses and social workers.


  • Service Area: Massachusetts.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Cancer patients to/from their treatment facilities.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
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    We currently partner with 20 hospitals in Massachusetts. Each hospital has its own set of rules and restrictions. If you are being treated at hospital that is not currently one of our partner hospitals, we will try to research what is possible.
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    NEW LYFT USERS will receive a code good for 5 rides, up to $10 each. When that credit is used, contact BCS and the social worker at your hospital.
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    In the Payment section of the Lyft app menu, please enter the private code you were given BEFORE you request your ride.
    Your credit covers five rides, up to $10 per ride. Again, enter code BEFORE your ride!
    After the ride is complete, you will see the amount of credit that is used. If the cost of the ride exceeds the credit amount, it will charge your default credit card. Any optional tip will be charged to your credit card. It is critical that your code is entered BEFORE you ride.

Program Description:

At Boston Medical Center, all are welcome and treated equally. When you come to BMC, we provide not only the traditional medical care you might need to get you healthy, but also the programs, services, and support that will help you stay well. 

Everyone has the right to health and wellness, no matter who you are, where you live, what you do, or where you’re from. As the largest safety net hospital in New England, we are dedicated to providing accessible care for everyone, whether at our private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End or out in the communities where our patients live.

More than half of our patients come from underserved populations, such as the low-income and elderly, who rely on government payers such as Medicaid, the Health Safety Net, and Medicare for their coverage. In addition, more than 32 percent of our patients do not speak English as a primary language. As part of our dedication to serving everyone, we offer all our medical care and services in over 250 languages through our Interpreter Services program.

Throughout our 70 medical specialties and subspecialties, BMC providers conduct over one million patient visits a year. In addition, we are the busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. Our physicians, nursing, and other professional staff are leaders in their fields with the most advanced medical technology at their fingertips.

No matter who you meet at BMC – from the x-ray technologist to the critical care nurse, the admissions staff to the chief of surgery – everyone is committed to providing quality care to every patient and family member with respect, warmth, and compassion.


  • Service Area: Boston, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: To/from Medical facilities.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Patients with Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan insurance have access to a free Uber ridership program between some neighborhood health centers and BMC.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • If you are scheduled for an appointment at BMC, please ask the front desk at your health center how to access a free Uber ride.
  • Other Details: 
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    Shuttle service is free for our patients, courtesy of Boston HealthNet.
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    Participating health centers include:
    Codman Square
    The Dimock Center
    Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Shuttle
    Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center Shuttle
    Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center Shuttle
    Mattapan Community Health Center Shuttle
    South Boston Community Health Center Shuttle
    Upham's Corner Health Center Shuttle
    Whittier Street Health Center Shuttle 

Program Description:

Elderbus makes an hourly circuit between the Center, senior housing, and shopping areas.

This bus is sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging


  • Service Area: Brookline, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Senior center, senior housing, and shopping areas.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 617 730 2777
  • Other Details: 
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    Suggested donation: 50 cents per ride.
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    Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 3:00

Program Description:

The van provides door-to-door transportation to the Center for educational and social activities.


  • Service Area: Brookline, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: To/from Senior Centers.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 617 730 2750
  • Other Details: 
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    Monday-Thursday, 9:00-3:00 pm.
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    Suggested donation: $1 per ride.
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    Call by 3:00 on the business day before you need a ride.

Program Description:

The Home and Escort Linkage Program (HELP) is a homemaker service designed and sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging. The goal of this program is to provide affordable, reliable, and flexible home care service to seniors living in Brookline. 

Advantages of the Help Program

The program provides an alternative to private home care agencies or state-funded home care, and is more secure than hiring a worker on your own. There is no charge for enrollment in the program and there is no financial gain to the program through filling job requests. However, there is a $14-$16 per hour (with 2 hour minimum) charge for services received by the home care workers. The workers are paid directly by the client.
Services Provided by HELP

Some of the services provided by HELP workers include: 

  • Companionship or respite care 
  • Cooking 
  • Errands
  •  Escorting to appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  •  Light housekeeping
  • Organizing

  • Service Area: Greater Boston area.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Limited transportation.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Brookline residents
  • Must participate in a home visit with our staff
  • Over the age of 60
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 617-730-2752
  • Other Details: 
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    The H.E.L.P Program provides escorts and limited transportation.

Program Description:

As a service to patients, visitors, and employees, Mass General Brigham provides complimentary shuttle rides to sites across the health system and the Greater Boston area. 

We serve 2.5 million riders each year, helping them to get the care they need, as well as reach educational sites and other offices.


  • Service Area: Greater Boston area
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • You can reach the Mass General Brigham Transportation Department by calling 617-726-2250, Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm, or by emailing
  • phstransportation@partners.org.
  • Other Details: 
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    Please note: Shuttles denoted as “Employees” are for employees within the Mass General Brigham system and are not available to the general public.
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    Our shuttles serve the following institutions:
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
    Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH)
    Mass General Brigham
    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and affiliated community health centers
    Mass Eye and Ear
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH)
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Spaulding)

Program Description:

As a service to patients, visitors, and employees, Mass General Brigham provides complimentary shuttle rides to sites across the health system and the Greater Boston area. 

Springwell is a private, non-profit organization that has been creating, managing, and coordinating a wide range of services for more than 40 years. Originally founded in 1977 as West Suburban Elder Services, we updated our name to Springwell in 2002 in order to reflect our commitment to serving the broader needs of our communities’ seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers.

In helping thousands of people over the years, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and insight about the many public and private resources available to the people we serve.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide care, guided by a commitment to an individual’s right to live independently in the community. This mission is a reflection of Springwell’s core commitment to the dignity and self-determination of those who we serve.

Springwell provides diverse services in a variety of settings and communities. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs appointed Springwell as the Aging Services Access Point, Area Agency on Aging, and Protective Services Agency for the residents of Waltham, Newton, Brookline, Watertown, Belmont, Needham, Wellesley and Weston, as well as the Protective Services Agency for an additional nine MetroWest communities: Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick Sherborn, Sudbury, and Wayland. In addition, Springwell partners with Accountable Care Organizations, physician’s groups, housing entities, and other community based organizations to offer services focused on the intersection of a person’s health and social service needs.

We serve all seniors, individuals with disabilities and their families regardless of financial situation or level of need. Our reputation for excellence is why more than 11,000 individuals and families turn to us each year for support.

Shopping Assistance: Springwell Shopping Assistants are volunteers who can either provide an escort to the supermarket for help shopping, or who can do the shopping themselves. Shopping Assistants can help with writing a shopping list, going to the store for or with you, putting away groceries, or running other, brief shopping errands. Shopping Assistants are available weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed. Springwell Shopping Assistants do not handle more than $40 in cash or use your ATM card, buy alcohol, or manage your money.


  • Service Area: Waltham, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Shopping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Live in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley or Weston.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
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    This is a free service.

Program Description:

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (‘MART’) is one of Massachusetts’ 15 regional transit authorities. ‘MART’ is located in North Central Massachusetts and encompasses parts of Northern Worcester and Western Middlesex Counties.

‘MART’ was created pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 161B, in August of 1978. ‘MART’ provides public transportation to 22 area cities and towns. They include the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster and the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon. We work with the local communities within the region to offer attractive options to travel with ‘MART’. Bus fare discounts are provided to the elderly, disabled, veterans, and students.

Worcester Shuttle Service: 'MART' provides shuttle services to the general public to medical facilities in Worcester. The shuttle services depart from the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center three times each day Monday - Friday.


  • Service Area: Worcester.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical facilities.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • For more information regarding schedules and departures please call 978-345-7711 option 3 or 800-922-5636 option 3.
  • IF YOU NEED A RETURN RIDE PLEASE CALL ‘MART’ AT 800-922-5636 EXT. 3 AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE TIME LISTED ON SCHEDULE.
  • Other Details: 
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    The Worcester Shuttle Service departs at 7:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 3:30 PM.
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    The shuttle services depart from the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center three times each day Monday - Friday.
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    Worcester shuttle rates:
    All Walk-On –1st Come 1st Served One Way $10.00
    Worcester Elderly/Disabled (60+ with MART ID, Medicare, Statewide ID) One Way $8.00
    PCA One Way $5.00
    PCA Elderly/18 or Younger One Way $4.00
    Veterans No Charge

Program Description:

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (‘MART’) is one of Massachusetts’ 15 regional transit authorities. ‘MART’ is located in North Central Massachusetts and encompasses parts of Northern Worcester and Western Middlesex Counties. 

‘MART’ was created pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 161B, in August of 1978. ‘MART’ provides public transportation to 22 area cities and towns. They include the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster and the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon.

We work with the local communities within the region to offer attractive options to travel with ‘MART’. Bus fare discounts are provided to the elderly, disabled, veterans, and students.

Boston Shuttle Service: 'MART' provides shuttle services to the general public to medical facilities in Boston. The shuttle services depart from the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center three times each day Monday - Friday.


  • Service Area: Boston.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical facilities.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • For more information regarding schedules and departures please call 978-345-7711 option 3 or 800-922-5636 option 3.
  • IF YOU NEED A RETURN RIDE PLEASE CALL ‘MART’ AT 800-922-5636 EXT. 3 AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE TIME LISTED ON SCHEDULE.
  • Other Details: 
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    The Boston Shuttle Service departs at 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
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    The shuttle services depart from the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center three times each day Monday - Friday.
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    Boston shuttle rates.
    All Walk-On –1st Come 1st Served One Way $12.00
    Boston Elderly/Disabled (60+ with MART ID, Medicare, Statewide ID) One Way $10.00
    PCA One Way $6.00
    PCA Elderly/18 or Younger One Way $5.00
    Guaranteed Stop Regular One Way $3.00
    Guaranteed Stop Reduced One Way $1.50

Program Description:

GSSSI is part of a network of twenty-five (25) Aging Service Access Points (ASAP), funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to provide information and referral services, home and community based services to persons residing in the twelve cities and towns in our catchment area. 

These cities and towns include: Agawam, Brimfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, and Wilbraham.

GSSSI is also designated as an Adult Protective Services Agency by the Commonwealth to investigate elder abuse in the following cities and towns: Agawam, Brimfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granby, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, South Hadley, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, and Wilbraham.

In addition to these designations, GSSSI is designated as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to receive federal funds through the Older Americans Act to plan, coordinate, and fund programs, as well as advocate for the development of a comprehensive plan of services for those with the greatest economic and social needs within the GSSSI catchment area.

GSSSI is able to offer a comprehensive Nutrition Program, Evidence Based Trainings, Family Caregiver program, Long Term Care Ombudsman program, as well as fund other community based organizations in order to meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations.

Through its own initiative, GSSSI has entered into contract with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to serve as an Adult Family Care and Personal Care Management provider agency. GSSSI provides case management services to Senior Care Option and One Care Plans. Most recently, GSSSI entered into a collaborative relationship with community based organization to form the Care Alliance of Western Mass (CAWM) to serve as a Community Partner with other community based organizations.


  • Service Area: Boston.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Applicants must have MassHealth Standard
  • Applicants must be 65 or older
  • Live in the service area of the plan
  • Not have a diagnosis of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • To find out more about SCO plans, please contact the
    MassHealth Customer Service Center at 1-888-885-0484
    or the individual plans listed below.
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance 1-866-610-2273
  • NaviCare (Fallon) 1-877-255-7108
  • Senior Whole Health 1-888-566-3526
  • Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options 1-855-880-0056
  • United Health Care 1-855-517-3462
  • Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan 1-855-833-8124
  • Other Details: 
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    MassHealth Standard covered

Program Description:

We envision a city that embraces aging. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people 55+ with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so together we can live and age strong in Boston.

For us, strength comes in many forms. Strength of community. Of cultures. Of experiences. Strength to embrace new chapters and opportunities. We believe that Bostonians who are 55+ make our City strong and vibrant.

Under Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Administration, our mission is to enhance your life with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so we can live and age strong in Boston together.


  • Service Area: Boston.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Non-emergency medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Boston residents age 60 and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Free transportation within the City of Boston.
  • We also have wheelchair-accessible shuttles.
  • Other Details: 
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    MassHealth Standard covered

Program Description:

Since 1975, Mystic Valley Elder Services has partnered with individuals and caregivers across Massachusetts’ Mystic Valley region to ensure that older adults (age 60 and older) and adults living with disabilities have the support they need to live the life they choose.

We’ve evolved over time serving Malden and surrounding cites to serving 11 cities and towns with a staff of more than 300 and over 400 volunteers.

Today, we are the region’s leader in home and community based services for older adults, adults living with disabilities and their caregivers, serving more than 20,000 individuals every year under the guidance of a locally appointed Board of Directors and with active involvement from each of our member communities.

Mystic Valley Elder Services is a federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and one of 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) in Massachusetts.

Transportation can be a big challenge for older adults and adults living with disabilities who want to maintain a heathy, active life. Our transportation experts are here to help you craft a transportation plan to fit your needs. We can make sure you get to your appointments and remain connected to your friends and community.

We’ll work with you to develop a transportation strategy that may include services such as The MBTA’s RIDE service, your local council on aging, private transit, and our innovative TRIP Metro North program.


  • Service Area: Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winthrop.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, shopping, banking, personal errands, visiting family or friends, dining, other social activities, worship & religious activities, and volunteer work.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Older adults 60 years or over, or an adult living with a disability, don’t drive, and can’t use or access public transportation living in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winthrop.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • To apply, call our TRIP Metro North Specialist at 781-324-7705, ext. 346.
  • Other Details: 
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    This is a free service.

Program Description:

Our mission is to identify the needs of the elderly in our community and provide appropriate programs and services to meet those needs. 

The Council is dedicated to this by offering health and nutrition programs and socialization, referral services and transportation. The Council on Aging works in conjunction with state and local organizations to enhance the quality of life for elders through available resources. Many seniors see the Senior Center as a "home away from home."


  • Service Area: Ashburnham, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: N/A
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website, Although services are provided for persons 60 years of age and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact: (978) 827-5000
  • Other Details: 
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

On January 1, 2020, Family Services of Central Massachusetts (FSCM), headquartered in Worcester, became an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation. 

FSCM provides services and supports for hundreds of children, families, and individuals throughout central Massachusetts.

For 130 years, Family Services of Central Massachusetts has been serving the greater Worcester community as a valuable resource providing high quality support, guidance and counseling. FSCM offers a diversity of programs and services that include individual, child and family counseling; employee assistance; home care; community mediation, senior volunteer and companion opportunities, and professional development for the early child care industry.

Senior Companions

Family Services of Central Massachusett: Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks. Volunteers help to keep seniors independent longer and provide assistance to family caregivers.


  • Service Area: Worcester County
  • Transportation Services Provided: To/from medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors, homebound adults with physical, cognitive, mental or emotional impairments, Veterans, patients recently discharged from hospitals or rehab facilities, people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, and respite services.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please contact Joy
  •  or 508.425.9187.
  • Other Details: 
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    The service Senior Companions provide is free of charge to their clients.
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    The volunteers provide two to three hours a week, working one-on-one on a regular basis, building relationships and lessening isolation.
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    We currently work with 12 agencies throughout Worcester County that assign Senior Companions to their clientele.

Program Description:

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) was established in 1978 with the provisions of Chapter 161B. 

The FRTA currently serves 41 communities throughout Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties.  While it is not the largest transit authority in Massachusetts, the FRTA covers the greatest distance at 1121.08 square miles of service coverage and in the most geographically rural area in the state.

The FRTA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is funded by federal, state and local governments, as well as, fare box and advertising revenues.

Additionally, the towns that are served by the FRTA pay an assessed amount based on the number of miles served in each town. The Authority is given general responsibility to develop, finance and contract for the operation of transportation facilities and services within our transit area. The day-to-day affairs of the Authority are managed by the Administrator who is appointed by the Advisory Board.

According to the statute, regional transit authorities cannot operate service directly but instead must contract with private operators for the provision of service. The FRTA contracts with Franklin Transit Management, Inc. for the fixed routes and several Demand Response service areas.

Due to the rural area served, the FRTA also contracts with several Councils on Aging to provide additional Demand Response transportation.


  • Service Area: Greenfield, Montague, Gill, Salem, Warwick, Wendell, Buckland, Ashfield, Conway, Huntington, Blandford, Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Bernardston, Northfield, Deerfield, Whately, Erving, Goshen, Chesterfield, Cummington, Plainfield, Worthington, Southampton, Southwick, Westhampton.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Persons 60 years or older,
  • Eligible LifePath, Inc. consumers,
  • Nursing home residents and/or
  • Veterans with a disability rating of 70% or greater.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please complete this application to the best of your ability.
    FRTA’s Demand Response service application: Demand Response Application
  • Franklin Regional Transit Authority
    12 Olive St,
    Greenfield MA 01301
  • Tel: (413)774-2262 Fax: (413)772-2202
    Alternatively you may contact our office at 774-2262 to have an application sent to you.
  • Other Details: 
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    Days of the week and hours of operation, fares and service availability will vary depending on the town in which you reside.

Program Description:

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) provides vision rehabilitation and support services to 1,200-1400 adults and elders each year. 

Programs include access to low vision clinics, peer empowerment support groups, 1:1 volunteer assistance, in-home vision rehabilitation, adjustment counseling/mental health supports, and access/assistive technology training.

There are 38 million Americans age 40 and older who are blind, have visual impairments, or have an age-related eye disease. Whether you’re starting to lose your eyesight or have been blind for a long time, the staff and volunteers at MABVI can help. We’ll work with you to make your home safer and easier to navigate.

Our staff are experts at teaching adaptive skills that will add a greater sense of control to your daily activities. If you’re looking to improve your experiences in reading, cooking, social networking, shopping, and many other parts of your life, our caring team approach can offer support and will help you come up with answers.

Your goals become our goals. If expanding your circle is important, we can connect you to peers and mentors in many different ways. There is not a “one size fits all” formula. We have support groups, trained volunteers, and technologies that can assist. You are not alone.


  • Service Area: Central Massachusetts.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Low vision individuals.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
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    This FREE service is available thanks to the generosity of the Gibney Family Foundation, our corporate and foundation supporters, and donations from individuals.

Program Description:

MassHealth pays for many important health-care services including doctor visits, hospital stays, rehabilitation and therapeutic services, and behavioral health and substance use disorder services.

MassHealth provides nonemergency transportation services and emergency ambulance services.


  • Service Area: Massachusetts.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Your medical provider must authorize your need for transportation by completing a Prescription for Transportation (PT-1) form for community-based services or a Medical Necessity Form (MNF) for institutionally based services.
  • Transportation must be to and from a MassHealth provider for a MassHealth-reimbursable service.
    3- You are not able to access public transportation and/or private means of transportation.
    (There are exceptions to these guidelines. Please call the MassHealth Customer Service Center.)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact: (800) 841-2900
  • TTY (800) 497-4648
  • Other Details: 
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    Medicaid Paid service.

Program Description:

The Council on Aging (COA) is to advocate, plan, coordinate, and provide comprehensive day to day services for Blackstone residents age 60 and over and to provide services to residents under the age of 60 with disabilities.

The COA Board consists of five (5) members who are appointed by the Selectmen. The Board works with other town agencies and community service providers.

Along with the Director, they are part of the municipal government and act as an advisory board overseeing and volunteering for projects aimed at identifying the total needs of the community's elder population, linking services to those needs, and improving the quality of life for our Seniors.


  • Service Area: Blackstone MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Senior center, medical appointments etc.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Blackstone residents age 60 and over with no other means of transportation.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact Transportation Coordinator, Dennis Pimenta at 508-876-5133.
  • TTY (800) 497-4648
  • Other Details: 
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    The van service picks up seniors in Blackstone, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  2. 2
    Medical appointments are always a priority.

Program Description:

The Agawam Council on Aging - Senior Center is proud to announce that beginning July 1, 2018 we expanded the Transportation Program, now entitled "All Aboard!", to include Mondays; and we are operating pickups from 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

If you are a senior, or living with a disability; and you reside in Agawam, you are eligible to receive these services.


  • Service Area: Springfield, Hampden county.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, shopping, banking, personal errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you are a senior, or living with a disability; and you reside in Agawam.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Call 413-726-2839.
  • Other Details: 
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    They charge $1 in town and $2 out of town each direction ($2-$4 round trip respectively)
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    Priority rides include those to medical appointments, senior activities, and employment or volunteer opportunities.
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    Non-priority rides are rides for any other purpose. Currently many non-priority trips include shopping centers and beauty salons.
  4. 4
    A priority ride can be scheduled at any time as long as 48 hours minimum notice is provided.
  5. 5
    However, standing rides (regular and re-occurring rides) must be confirmed on a monthly basis, beginning on the 15th of the month prior.
  6. 6
    Non-priority rides can be scheduled as early as the 15th of the month prior. Again a minimum of 48 hours notice is required when requesting rides.
  7. 7
    It is recommended that Medical appointments are scheduled as soon as the appointment is booked to assure space and availability.
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    Van Hours: Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
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    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program Description:

The mission of the Lowell Council on Aging is to promote the well-being and independence of adults age 60 and above. We do this through advocacy and programs, including nutrition, health/fitness, outreach, education, socialization, and transportation. 

The Lowell COA is committed to honoring the diversity and building on the strengths of seniors.


  • Service Area: Lowell.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To/from the Senior Center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Lowell residents age 60+.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact: 978-674-4131.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Transportation service is offered free of cost.

Program Description:

The Malden Senior Community Center serves people aged 60+ from the City of Malden and its surrounding communities. 

We strive to provide programs and services that: stimulate your mind, keep you active, and lift your spirit. Socialization is the best medicine! The Senior Community Center offers programs, services and activities for Malden's senior population.

A wide variety of other programs are offered for the mind, body and spirit, helping seniors live longer, safer and healthier lives in their own community. The Mayor and City Council made this large investment for the community and are committed to keeping it a viable and rich resource.

Door to Door Transportation

The Malden Senior Community Center partnered with Door to Door Transportation by SCM to provide free transportation services to medical appointments and food shopping.


  • Service Area: City of Malden.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments and food shopping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • City of Malden resident and at least 60 years of age.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please call Door to Door at 617-625-1191 to schedule your ride!
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The hours of operation are 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays. Weekday return rides must be scheduled by 4 p.m.
  2. 2
    Transportation service is offered free of cost.
  3. 3
    Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks and no less than 2 days in advance of your appointment.
  4. 4
    Rides are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Program Description:

The Malden Senior Community Center serves people aged 60+ from the City of Malden and its surrounding communities. 

We strive to provide programs and services that: stimulate your mind, keep you active, and lift your spirit. Socialization is the best medicine! The Senior Community Center offers programs, services and activities for Malden's senior population.

A wide variety of other programs are offered for the mind, body and spirit, helping seniors live longer, safer and healthier lives in their own community. The Mayor and City Council made this large investment for the community and are committed to keeping it a viable and rich resource.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service to and from the Senior Center is provided Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. On these days, senior residents can be picked up at their home and taken to the Center to enjoy lunch, attend a movie, play bingo or participate in a number of other activities.


  • Service Area: City of Malden.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the Senior Center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • City of Malden resident and at least 60 years of age.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact Malden Senior Community Center at 781-397-7144.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Shuttle service to and from the Senior Center is provided Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.On these days, senior residents can be picked up at their home and taken to the Center to enjoy lunch, attend a movie, play bingo or participate in a number of other activities.
  2. 2
    Please see the monthly newsletter for a complete schedule of events and services.

Program Description:

It is the mission of the Marlborough Council on Aging and Senior Center to promote healthy, successful aging and to enhance the quality of life for Marlborough's senior citizens 60 years of age and older. 

To that end, we strive to provide comprehensive services and programs for older adults and their families.


  • Service Area: Marlborough, Hudson and Northborough.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Grocery stores, personal appointments (not medcial appointments) and trips to the Senior Center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Marlborough residents age 60 and over.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (508) 485-6492 ext. 32100
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The MCOA mini bus is handicapped accessible.
  2. 2
    The MCOA provides transportation in locations Marlborough, Hudson and Northborough daily.
  3. 3
    We request at least 2 business days' notice and not more than 2 weeks in advance.
  4. 4
    Please check the "Marlborough Seniors on the Go!" newsletter for a monthly listing of scheduled destinations.

Program Description:

It is the mission of the Marlborough Council on Aging and Senior Center to promote healthy, successful aging and to enhance the quality of life for Marlborough's senior citizens 60 years of age and older. 

To that end, we strive to provide comprehensive services and programs for older adults and their families.

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping)

F.I.S.H. is a free, all volunteer service that provides no-cost transportation to medical appointments for Marlborough residents whose family or friends cannot assist. This is a program of the Marlborough Council on Aging/Senior Center


  • Service Area: MetroWest and Worcester.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Those over the age of 65 residing in the 55+ communities of Villages at Marlborough East and Villages at Crane Meadow. Those over the age of 65 who reside in Marlborough Public Housing, Academy Knoll Apartments, Christopher Heights Assisted Living and Marlborough Hills Health Care Center. Also, members over (65) that are "Friends of the Marlborough Seniors" and veterans referred by the Marlborough Veterans agent.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (508) 485-6492 ext. 32199
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    This is a completely volunteer service and there is no charge except for tolls or for any parking charges that may occur.
  2. 2
    Clients must be ambulatory and able to walk unassisted to/from the vehicle, place of residence and medical/treatment facility.
  3. 3
    At least a week before your appointment call (508) 485-6492 ext. 32199, and leave your name, phone number, date, time and location of medical appointment(s).Within two days you will receive a call back from the F.I.S.H. coordinator, who will then try to identify a driver for you. That driver will contact you for final arrangements. On the agreed date the F.I.S.H. driver will drive you to your appointment and then back home.

Program Description:

The Council on Aging provides seniors access to health and fitness programming, educational tools, socialization, transportation, meals and support services. 

The City of Everett Council on Aging contracts with SCM Transportation (Door to Door) Service. This service provides transportation to and from medical appointments. Our Mission is to empower older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity by providing social, health and nutritional support.


  • Service Area: City of Everett
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • City of Everett residents age 60 and over.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 617-625-1191
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Although there is no charge, donations are always accepted.
  2. 2
    You can book a ride from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  3. 3
    SCM requires at least 2 days advance notice.

Program Description:

Our mission is to advocate for older adults and sponsor services and programs that promote their health and well-being and help them live with dignity.

The Council on Aging is pleased to provide “Curb to Curb” transportation for Melrose residents age 60+.


  • Service Area: Anywhere in Melrose.
    Adjacent towns for medical appts.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Anywhere.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Melrose residents age 60+.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 8:30am & 11:45am
    Please call 781-665-4304
  • WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 12:00pm & 3:30pm
    Please call 781-662-2030 - 781-662-6886
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Free, Donations accepted .

Program Description:

Accessible transportation services are vital for enabling older adults to live independently. The vast majority of older adults – nearly 90%, according to AARP – choose to age in place in their homes and communities. 

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) provides assistance through the TRIP Metro North program, a free program where seniors and adults living with disabilities can ride with friends, neighbors and certain relatives to wherever they need to go and MVES will provide mileage stipends to that driver.


  • Service Area: Stores, Medical Appointments and Social Activities.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Anywhere.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you are 60 years or over, or an adult living with a disability, don’t drive, and can’t use or access public transportation
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 781-388-4819
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    This program is free of cost.

Program Description:

SCM was founded by the municipalities of Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford (SCM) in 1981 with the goal of meeting critical mobility needs of seniors and persons with disabilities. 

More three decades later, SCM is delighted to be one of greater Boston’s longest-standing and most beloved nonprofit providers of transportation solutions. Our drivers cheerfully convey riders to medical appointments and treatments, adult day care centers, shopping centers, grocery stores, meal sites, arts and culture events, and to visit their loved ones.

Over time the letters “SCM” have come to mean “Safety, Comfort, and Mobility.” In the words of one of our riders, “SCM means freedom for seniors.”

Today, SCM operates a fleet of 21 fully equipped and accessible paratransit vehicles. We serve approximatley 3,300 individuals, providing more than 8,000 one-way trips every month (over 96,600 trips in FY 2016). Our drivers are on the road 8 to 10 hours per day, six days a week. More than 90% of our riders are senior citizens; more than 40% have mobility impairments; and more than 80% are low-to-moderate income.

An important piece of SCM’s success is our ability to coordinate the needs of multiple agencies and stakeholders. To meet our riders’ needs, we partner with more than thirty local municipalities, councils on aging, commissions for persons with disabilities, and elder service agencies. Our relationships with these agencies, and with our riders, makes it possible for us to provide efficient and coordinated transportation options.


  • Service Area: Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Medford and Malden.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments and treatments, adult day care centers, shopping centers, grocery stores, meal sites, arts and culture events, and to visit their loved ones.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you are 60 years or over, or an adult living with a disability, don’t drive, and can’t use or access public transportation
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 617-625-1191 (press “0” for Reservations)
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Reservation hours 9 am – 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. 2
    Adult Day Care. SCM provides round-trip service for the clients of seven area adult day care programs.
  3. 3
    Grocery Shopping. SCM provides multiple weekly grocery shopping trips for seniors residing in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Medford and Malden. We assist dozens of seniors in each community, provide door-to-door service and carry bags of purchases for our riders.
  4. 4
    Meal Site. SCM takes seniors to their local Councils on Aging to socialize with others and enjoy a hot meal.
  5. 5
    Paul’s Ride. SCM uses private donations to provide trips to our riders separated from their loved ones in the hospital or in a nursing home. These trips provide a double benefit, as they assist both the person receiving care and their family member.
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    Quality of Living. When funding is available or on a fee for service basis, SCM also provides personal and group outings and excursions. By removing the transportation barrier, these trips allow our senior citizens to enjoy some of Greater Boston’s most engaging cultural attractions. These trips help keep folks active in their communities, reduce isolation and increase engagement.
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    RIDE Relief. SCM has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in a demonstration project to provide free, demand specific transportation to individuals who are unable to afford the cost of the MBTA’s RIDE program.
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    Medical Dial-A-Ride. With one phone call, area seniors and persons with disabilities can reserve rides to a full range of medical services including cancer treatment centers, dialysis, local doctors’ offices and major area medical centers.

Program Description:

Springwell is a private, non-profit organization that has been creating, managing, and coordinating a wide range of services for more than 40 years. 

Originally founded in 1977 as West Suburban Elder Services, we updated our name to Springwell in 2002 in order to reflect our commitment to serving the broader needs of our communities’ seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. In helping thousands of people over the years, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and insight about the many public and private resources available to the people we serve.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide care, guided by a commitment to an individual’s right to live independently in the community. This mission is a reflection of Springwell’s core commitment to the dignity and self-determination of those who we serve.

Springwell provides diverse services in a variety of settings and communities. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs appointed Springwell as the Aging Services Access Point, Area Agency on Aging, and Protective Services Agency for the residents of Waltham, Newton, Brookline, Watertown, Belmont, Needham, Wellesley and Weston, as well as the Protective Services Agency for an additional nine MetroWest communities: Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick Sherborn, Sudbury, and Wayland. In addition, Springwell partners with Accountable Care Organizations, physician’s groups, housing entities, and other community based organizations to offer services focused on the intersection of a person’s health and social service needs.

We serve all seniors, individuals with disabilities and their families regardless of financial situation or level of need. Our reputation for excellence is why more than 11,000 individuals and families turn to us each year for support.


  • Service Area: Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, surrounding towns and Boston hospitals
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Live in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley or Weston.
  • Unable to get to medical appointments independently or unable to use other transportation services available through Springwell.
  • Be able to get in/out of car with minimal assistance.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (617) 926-4100
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The Medical Escort Program is a free service, but a donation of $4.00 for each one-way trip is requested by Springwell.
  2. 2
    The individual is responsible for parking fees and/or tolls.
  3. 3
    Participants will receive a monthly statement with a suggested donation.
  4. 4
    Medical Escorts wait during the appointment (up to 1.5 hours) and provide accompaniment home, providing transport and companionship.
  5. 5
    Medical Escorts can provide a ride and they can give minimal assistance getting into and out of a car and into the medical facility.
  6. 6
    Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Program Description:

The Stoneham Senior Center is the Town’s second-oldest Almshouse, built in 1852 in the Greek Revival style. The building was renovated in 1998 and has been proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

The Stoneham Council on Aging is a Department of the Town of Stoneham Massachusetts. The department serves the town’s senior population through services, programs, and activities.

Additionally, the department connects community members, specifically older adults and their families, to a variety of resources available throughout the region. The department is housed in a beautiful historic building centrally located on Elm Street, off of Main Street, for the convenience of community members. The charming building is recognized by the community as a heartwarming establishment where older adults can gather and form deep-rooted friendships and connections.

The mission of the Stoneham Council on Aging is to welcome all to the Senior Center and provide outstanding services to all seniors with kindness, respect, dignity and by offering services for social, nutritional, and medical needs, and to provide outreach to senors in the community.


  • Service Area: Woburn, Stoneham, Winchester, Melrose, Wakefield.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Grocery Shopping, Cheap Eats, Senior Center, Medical Rides.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (781) 438-1157.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The comfortable 14-passenger van is available to transport you to and from the Senior Center on Mondays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesdays from 8:30 am to Noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 2:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  2. 2
    Cheap Eats: Each Tuesday the Senior Center van departs at 9:00 am for shopping at area retailers and for lunch.The cost of the trip is $3.00 per person; lunch is at your own expense. Note: Due to increased demand for our van, Cheap Eats will now depart at Noon and return to the Senior Center at 3:00 pm.
  3. 3
    Medical Appointments: Our dedicated volunteers provide medical transportation Monday thru Friday. Rides are available to doctors' offices in Stoneham, Winchester, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading Health Center, Baldwin Park I and II in Woburn, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Winchester Hospital. Please give us at least 8 business days' notice.
  4. 4
    Grocery Shopping: Shopping destinations are Market Basket in Woburn, and Stop and Shop in Stoneham. Each shopper is limited to three bags of groceries. On shopping days, please be ready by 8:30 am.This service is provided free of cost on Mondays and Thursdays.

Program Description:

The mission of the Council on Aging (COA) is to provide advocacy, support services, and programs to help Arlington elders live dignified and independent lives. 

The Council’s primary responsibilities are to design, promote, and implement services to address the identified needs of the community’s elder population and to coordinate existing services in the community. The COA works in concert with public and private agencies and providers in the area, and with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


  • Service Area: Arlington.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments, hairdresser/barber shop, bank, shopping, or to visit a friend.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (781) 316-3400
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Please book all van rides at least 2 business days in advance. Please give as much advance notice as possible for Medical rides.
  2. 2
    Get your errands completed! We can transport you from your home to the hairdresser/barber shop, bank, shopping, or to visit a friend. 2 stops are okay. Service within Arlington only. $6 round trip. We offer some van trips to Market Basket in Burlington. Call for details.
  3. 3
    Van or Taxi Service for Local Medical Appointments.
    The Council on Aging Van or a taxi service can take you to your medical appointments in Arlington and other towns. Medical rides are currently free due to special grant funding.
  4. 4
    Dial a Ride Taxi Program
    A subsidized transportation program going anywhere in Arlington (Monday thru Saturday). Registration is required, with an annual membership fee of $20.00 which will be waived in 2021. Cost for a one-way ticket is $5.00. Apply and buy tickets on the COA van or call the COA directly. Once registered, rides are scheduled through the taxi company directly call for taxi one business day prior to ride.
  5. 5
    Medical Escort Service (MES)
    If your medical appointment is outside of Arlington or you are having a special procedure, a Volunteer Medical Escort may be an option. Though it has been limited due to the pandemic, volunteer drivers utilize their personal vehicles to transport passengers to medical appointments. Service area includes Arlington and surrounding communities. Passengers are responsible to pay for parking fees and tolls. Call the COA to schedule your MES ride at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Not all requests can be guaranteed. These rides are currently free due to special grant funding.
  6. 6
    Medical Rides for Cancer Related Appointments
    Free rides to local hospitals or medical facilities including Boston are available . No cost to the participant, funded through the Sanborn Foundation. For Sanborn rides call Michelle 781-316-3403.

Program Description:

The Hopkinton Council on Aging seeks to enhance and enrich the quality of life for adults aged 60 and older in the Town of Hopkinton, by providing activities and services that encourage independence, healthy living, and continued participation in the community. 

We envision a Hopkinton where seniors are a valued and respected part of the community, where they may have active and independent lives, and live safely in their homes and community for as long as they choose. Hopkinton should be seen as a place to retire as well as raise their family!


  • Service Area: Hopkinton.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Adults aged 60 and older living in the Town of Hopkinton.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact Transportation & Medical Ride Coordinator, Amy Beck 508 497-9730 ext. 1613.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Medical appointment transportation is available to Hopkinton seniors between 9 am and 3 pm within a reasonable distance to Hopkinton.
  2. 2
    Medical transportation is provided to appointments within the local area using volunteer drivers.
  3. 3
    To help ensure being able to provide your ride, contact us with as much notice as possible but by noon a minimum of 48 hours (2 business days) prior to your appointment. Please leave a detailed message at extension 1613 between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mon. Thru Thurs. and Friday, 9-1.
  4. 4
    SHORTER DAYLIGHT. Please try to arrange appointments so they are completed before dark.

Program Description:

The Hopkinton Council on Aging seeks to enhance and enrich the quality of life for adults aged 60 and older in the Town of Hopkinton, by providing activities and services that encourage independence, healthy living, and continued participation in the community. 

We envision a Hopkinton where seniors are a valued and respected part of the community, where they may have active and independent lives, and live safely in their homes and community for as long as they choose. Hopkinton should be seen as a place to retire as well as raise their family!


  • Service Area: Hopkinton.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Senior Center events, shopping, local errands and Day Trips.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Hopkinton residents 60 years or over, or an adult living with a disability.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 508-497-9730
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Cost: $1 in-town; $3 out-of-town (Round-trip prices).
  2. 2
    Days of Service: Tuesday - Friday.
  3. 3
    Destinations and Schedules:
    Tuesday – 9:00 -11:00 lunch pickup; 11:00 - 11:30 lunch pickup; 12:45 - 3:00 shopping
    Wednesday – 9:00 - 3:00 Open for your request (Please sign up by 10:00 am on Wednesday)
    Thursday – 9:00 -11:00 local errands and Senior Center; 10:45 -11:15 lunch pick up; 12:30 – 3:00 to Bellingham stores
    Friday – 9:00 -12:00 Open for your request and subject to availability.

Program Description:

Our mission is to assess the needs of our senior citizens by designing and creating programs, advocating for, educating of, and enlisting support from federal, state, town, public and private organizations and individuals to meet those established needs.

The Senior Center is located at 29 Church Street, in the downtown area of Hudson. We are in a building that is over 130 years old, and have been in this location since 1979. The building has been renovated over the years adding rooms to accommodate our ever expanding programs and activities. The locale is wonderful for the elderly in our community who can ride our bus, take care of business on Main Street and then walk up to the Center.

In Hudson, we have just over 3,500 senior citizens. We are privileged to serve our town’s older residents by providing information, advocacy, referral, programs and activities that meet their varied needs. The Council on Aging offers a comprehensive package of health, educational and social services, helping older people access a full range of essential services. We like to refer to the Senior Center as “your home away from home” and we hope when you visit us, you will, too!


  • Service Area: Hudson, Marlborough
  • Transportation Services Provided: Food Shopping, Medical Appointments, Senior Center Activities & Lunch Program, hairdresser/barber appointments, banking, pharmacy, etc
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Hudson residents age 55 & over.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (978) 568-9638 - (978) 568-9639
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Transportation service offered by Hudson Senior Center is free of cost.
  2. 2
    Riders must call the Center the day before your appointment to schedule their ride. Riders requiring the wheelchair lift must call 2 days prior.
  3. 3
    Food Shopping Schedule - Food shopping days are on Tuesdays (Shaw's, Stop&Shop, Walmart) & Wednesdays (Market Basket), for ALL Hudson seniors, regardless of where you live. The Bus will begin its run at 10am.
  4. 4
    Medical Appointments - Medical transport travel is only within Hudson, Marlboro or to Southboro Medical Group for diagnostic services. Times are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Please call the day before to schedule.
  5. 5
    Senior Center Activities & Lunch Program - Please in advance to schedule rides to the Center for our various activities, programs & lunch.
  6. 6
    Misc Errands - Please call the Center for available times for personal errands such as hairdresser/barber appointments, banking, pharmacy, etc.
  7. 7
    Special Friday Trips - Every Friday, we take a special trip to a specific shopping destination: either Walmart, Target, the Solomon Pond Mall. Please call the Center for this week's destination.

Program Description:

The Lincoln Council on Aging (COA) is a team of 12 board members, staff, and volunteers who all work together to enhance the quality of life for Lincoln’s older residents.


  • Service Area: Lincoln.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • COA transportation is intended for those who have no other means of transportation such as The Ride, family, friends or caregivers and who cannot afford taxi service without it creating a hardship.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please Contact COA at 781-259-8811
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Due to COVID-19, the COA is only currently offering transportation to medical appointments.
  2. 2
    Please contact at least three business days but not more than a month ahead to book a ride.
  3. 3
    Service is offered free of charge.
  4. 4
    The COA’s medical transport rides are supported entirely by the 1st Parish Church and CHNA 15.
  5. 5
    Donations are gratefully accepted.

Program Description:

It is the mission of the Maynard Council on Aging to promote and support healthy aging for the town’s senior citizens. We will seek to assist seniors maintain dignity, independence and physical and psycho-social well-being through programs and services designed for them and their care givers. 


  • Service Area: Maynard
  • Transportation Services Provided: Health care providers, dentists, pharmacies, banks, the post office and grocery stores.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Residents of Maynard, 60 years of age and older, as well those with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 978-844-6809.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    There is no fee to ride the van at this time.
  2. 2
    Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  3. 3
    Flexibility when making a reservation is required as medical appointments are the priority.
  4. 4
    If the rider is handicapped in any way please mention this when scheduling the pickup so any accommodations can be made in advance.
  5. 5
    We have an ADA compliant van (with wheelchair lift – 500 lbs. maximum) partially funded by the Massachusetts Office of Transportation and Construction.
  6. 6
    Anyone with weekly appointments (same day, same time) must arrange for a standing pickup. If you decide not to go you MUST notify the dispatch office or leave a message on the van cell phone.

Program Description:

The Edith A. O’Leary Senior Center is located in the first floor of the Third Meeting House (circa.1829) on the Common in the beautiful white tower-clocked building beyond the gazebo on top of the hill in the Center of the Town of North Reading. 

Our goal is help North Reading Elders safely age in place with dignity and independence in the homes and in the community which they helped build because there is no place like home!!


  • Service Area: Town for North Reading.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Senior Center, Pharmacy, Post Office, Bank, Walmart Plaza, Library, Town Hall, Food Pantry, Hair Salon, Barber Shop, Stop & Shop Plaza, Visit Friends, Meet for Coffee, Join us for Events.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Mystic Valley Elder Services offers this program to non-driving people aged 60 and older as well as adults living with disabilities who are finding it difficult to get around.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 978-664-5600.
  • Other Details: 
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    "Free” Van Transportation-In Town for North Reading Residents over 60.
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    Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

Program Description:

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center provides a variety of social, health, educational, recreational, advocacy and support programs designed to help Watertown’s older adults age well in the community. 

The Senior Center is accessible for individuals with physical disabilities, and is equipped with WiFi.

Programs and Services for Seniors and their Families Include:

Information & Referral, Case Management, Emergency Assistance, Senior Shuttle Shopping Bus, Medical Transportation, Property Tax Work-Off Program, Income Tax Preparation, Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (SHINE), Legal Advice, Watertown Food Pantry, Senior Parking Permits, Blood Pressure Screenings.

Activities available at the Senior Center Include: Fitness Classes, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Art Classes, Educational Lectures & Workshops, Mellowtones Co-Ed Singing Group, Book Club, Knitting Group, Afternoon Movies, Trips, Games Groups, Drop-In in our Lounge, Lunch and Learn Programs, Public Safety Mornings. Many programs on Zoom until further notice. See our monthly newsletter for details.


  • Service Area: Watertown, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Shopping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (617) 972-6490.
  • Other Details: 
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    The Bus operates on a limited, appointment-only schedule, traveling to the Stop & Shop on Watertown Street, Marshalls, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Hannaford, and other destinations.
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    See the monthly newsletter for more details.
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    We continue to monitor the service with proper PPE and safe-rider distancing policies. Masks must be worn.
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    No pricing information available on the website.

Program Description:

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center provides a variety of social, health, educational, recreational, advocacy and support programs designed to help Watertown’s older adults age well in the community.

The Senior Center is accessible for individuals with physical disabilities, and is equipped with WiFi.

Programs and Services for Seniors and their Families Include:

Information & Referral, Case Management, Emergency Assistance, Senior Shuttle Shopping Bus, Medical Transportation, Property Tax Work-Off Program, Income Tax Preparation, Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (SHINE), Legal Advice, Watertown Food Pantry, Senior Parking Permits, Blood Pressure Screenings.

Activities available at the Senior Center Include: Fitness Classes, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Art Classes, Educational Lectures & Workshops, Mellowtones Co-Ed Singing Group, Book Club, Knitting Group, Afternoon Movies, Trips, Games Groups, Drop-In in our Lounge, Lunch and Learn Programs, Public Safety Mornings. Many programs on Zoom until further notice. See our monthly newsletter for details.


  • Service Area: Watertown, MA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointment, or Emergency transportation.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website although services are provided to Seniors.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Transportation by local taxi is arranged by calling the Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
  • Other Details: 
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    This program is designed to provide readily accessible transportation assistance via taxi service for seniors in need of last minute, medical appointment, or emergency transportation to locations within the community, and is funded through the Town and the Marshall Home Fund.
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    Service is available as funding permits.

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