Springwell’s Information & Consultation Department is available to discuss resources for older adults, family caregivers or persons with disabilities. Call Springwell at (617) 926-4100, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brookline Council on Aging (COA) 617-730-2777
The Brookline Elder Taxi Service (BETS) offers a discount on cabs for low-to-moderate income Brookline residents. Residents age 60 and over must apply at the COA office located at 93 Winchester Street. The Brookline Elder Bus drives five routes daily that include stops at the COA, elderly housing sites, shopping areas, and the Longwood -Medical area. The Home Escort and Linkage Program (HELP) provides limited transportation depending on worker availability. Call the COA for more information about these programs.
Springwell’s Senior Medical Escort Program 617-926-4100
This Springwell program matches seniors age 60 or older with volunteers to drive and/or accompany them to medical appointments in Boston and its western suburbs. To be eligible, an individual needs to be unable to get to medical appointments independently, and able to get in and out of the car with minimal assistance. The individual is responsible for tolls and parking fees. The requested donation is $4.00 each way. Call Springwell at least two or more weeks before the appointment to make your request.
This service provides transportation for routine and non-emergency medical appointments. Drivers are available to pick up prescriptions or medical equipment, and can sign a person out from appointments requiring anesthesia. Contact BeDriven to schedule.
The RIDE 617-337-2727
This MBTA service is for persons with disabilities and seniors who are unable to independently use public transportation. The program requires a face-to-face interview which can be scheduled over the phone. Free transportation to the interview will be provided by The RIDE. Once approved, rides are scheduled by calling 1-844-427-7433.
GoGo Grandparent 855-464-6871
GoGo Grandparent allows a person of any age to use Uber or Lyft without having a smartphone. They can provide transportation to any destination provided the individual can get in and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. Call GoGo Grandparent and follow the prompts to arrange your ride.