Transportation Resources in Newton
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.
Newton Senior Center 617-796-1288
The Newton Senior Center, located at 345 Walnut Street, provides vouchers for transportation for medical and non-medical rides. Destinations for medical appointments include offices within Newton, Faulkner Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the VA Hospitals in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, and to some locations in Wellesley. Transportation can also be provided for rides to the Senior Center, community meal sites, the library, and other destinations within Newton. Contact the Senior Center to inquire about rides to specific locations, and for advance notice requests. Voluntary donations are accepted for this service.
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.