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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. 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 (55 and over) and disabled residents curbside transportation to:

  • local medical appointments
  • local grocery shopping
  • local errands
  • local food pantry on the second and fourth Wednesday

Scheduling depends on availability. Please call at least two weeks ahead of your travel date to arrange transportation. On the day of your appointment, we suggest being ready 30-45  minutes prior to your appointment time. The earliest scheduling will be one month prior to an appointment. If possible please contribute a $2.00 donation when you ride the bus.

To arrange transportation, please call: (781) 326-1650, then press 3.

Shared ride schedule

Weekday DESTINATIONS TIMES 

Monday

Medical appointments and/or errands Earliest appointment: 9:30 am
Last appointment: 1:00 pm

Tuesday

Stop and Shop Pick up begins at 9:30 am
Wednesday Medical appointments and/or errands and Food Pantry Earliest appointment: 9:00 am
Last appointment: 3:30 pm
 Thursday Shaw's Pick up begins at 9:30 a.m.
 Friday Medical appointments and/or errands Earliest appointment: 9:00 am
Last appointment: 1:00 pm

Other Services  

The RIDE is a door-to-door, shared-ride service operated by the MBTA in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). People who have a disability that prevents them from using other MBTA transportation services are eligible for The RIDE. Call (617) 337-2727 to start the enrollment process or visit The RIDE website.

For medical appointments outside of Dedham, please call (781) 326-1650, press 2.

Veterans and their family members can get rides to medical appointments through Norfolk County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Please call (781) 329-5728 or visit the website to learn more. 

The MBTA Senior CharlieCard provides discounted fares for individuals age 65 years and over. Learn more.

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