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Council on Aging van

Council on Aging Transportation

We are happy to provide rides for our Dedham seniors, and know that for some of you , this is your only alternative to get your food and other needs. We ask that you respect our policies, and don’t put our staff or volunteers in a position that they will have to ask you to return items or to not use the bus service.  For anyone who cannot be respectful of our policies, we will ask you not to utilize this valuable service.

Please limit your purchase to 3 lightweight bags of groceries
Please transport your own packages when possible. Our bus drivers are not prepared to carry your bundles They have a schedule and have to pick up other seniors for appointments and other destinations
Please contribute the  $2.00 donation when you ride the bus if possible
Please call the center 781-326-1650 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule as pick up. If you  aren’t ready when the bus arrives, you may miss your ride
If any individual abuses any of these policies or isn’t respectful of Council on Aging staff or volunteers, 
they may lose their privilege to ride the bus

Our drivers and volunteers are so happy to see you, please be happy to ride with us!

The Council on Aging operates two handicap-accessible vans. Both offer Dedham seniors (60 and over) and disabled residents curbside transportation to:

  • local medical appointments
  • local grocery shopping
  • local errands

Scheduling depends on availability. Please call two weeks ahead of your travel date to arrange transportation. And, on the day of your appointment, we suggest being ready 30-45  minutes prior to your appointment time. We also offer transportation to many of our special trips. The earliest scheduling will be one month prior to an appointment

Rides are available on the following schedule: 





Medical appointments


Earliest appointment: 9:15 am
Last appointment:1:00 pm


Stop and Shop Call 781-326-1650
Thursday  Shaw's Call 781-326-1650

 To arrange transportation, please call: 781-326-1650

The Dedham Food Pantry will be open from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month for Senior Citizens only. Please call the Senior Center by Monday, on the week of Food Pantry, if you would like a ride. 

Dedham Town Bus

Schedules are available at Town Hall. For more information, contact TransAction Corporate Shuttles  at 781-895-1100

"The Ride"

To apply for "The Ride", a service of the MBTA call 617-337-2727 or click the link above. After approval, the Ride requests can be scheduled by calling The Ride. 

Grocery shopping at Stop and Shop
Grocery shopping at Stop and Shop