Transportation Resources in Brookline

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 inforef@springwell.com.

Brookline Council on Aging (COA)    617-730-2777

The TRIPPS (Transportation, Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors) program began in 2015 in Brookline and Newton, Massachusetts, with the underlying concept that most seniors need individualized, personal support in order successfully access safe, reliable transportation. If you are in need of transportation assistance or have any questions, please contact Maria Foster, Transportation Coordinator for the Council on Aging at  (617) 730-2644 or at  mfoster@brooklinema.gov. In addition, there is a listing of some current transportation programs offered through the Brookline Council on Aging.

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.

BeDriven    800-233-7483

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.