The following transportation services
are offered by the Milton Council on Aging.
DAYS - These are usually on Monday and are set aside for
routine, local medical appointments. Transportation requests
should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours in advance.
APPOINTMENTS - The Council on Aging vans are available Monday
thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to assist seniors in getting
doctors appointments, testing or other such services. These
appointments should be as soon as they are booked with the
doctor. Again, we do require at least 48 hours notice. We
will make an exception in the case of an emergency appointment.
When you call to schedule a ride, please be prepared to provide the
Doctor's Name, Address & Telephone #
Attention: Patients in wheel
chairs must be evaluated prior to van use by a member of the Milton
Council on Aging Outreach staff. Our driver's are not EMT'S so,
we must be assured that the patient has no medical needs that can not
be addressed by our drivers.
- Although there is no set charge for any transportation provided by
the COA, there is a SUGGESTED donation. The donation policy is
as follows (based on a round trip):
Local Medical (Milton) - $4.00
Quincy, Dorchester, Weymouth - $8.00
Boston & Vicinity - $15.00
Again this is a suggested donation,
please be assured that no one will be denied transportation if they
are unable to make a donation.
Grocery Shopping Transportation is provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays to the following locations:
Stop & Shop (Hyde Park) -- 2 trips ( 9AM & 1PM)
Wednesday - Star Market
Thursday - Stop & Shop (Newport Ave Quincy) - 2 trips ( 9AM &
Reservations are required at least 48
hours in advance. There is a four (4) bag limit on
groceries. Suggested donation is $2.00 and we ask that if you
are not able to go shopping you call us at (617) 898-1094 so that the
driver does not make an unneccesary stop.
TRANSPORTATION - The van is vaialable on Monday + Thursday to bring clients to the Meal Site at
Unquity House, 30 Curtis Rd. This
again is a suggested $2.00 donation and reservations are required.
LUNCH and MOVIE
TRANSPORTATION - Every Friday the van is available to bring you
to the Senior Center for our light lunch and movie program. The
program starts around 12 noon and the van will usually pick you up around
11:15 PM. Most
of the movies end at around 3 PM and you will be brought home after
the movie. The donation for this program is $2.00 for the
ride. A basket is available for your donation during lunch.
TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS - Whenever possible, we will be happy
to arrange for the van to pick you up and bring you to programs and
activities at the Senior Center or other locations. We will also
try to help out with any special requests you may have such as
visiting a spouse in a hospital or nursing home.
Due to circumstances beyond our
control, there may be times when the van is running a little
late. We ask you to please be patient and courteous to the
The Milton Council on Aging is pleased
to be able to offer these transportation services to the senior
citizens of Milton. Please feel free to call us at (617)
898-1094 for additional information.
* DUE TO THE GREAT DEMAND FOR MEDICAL
TRANSPORTATION, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO PRIORITIZE
TRANSPORTATION. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE ALL REQUESTS,
BUT MEDICAL EMERGENCY TAKE TOP PRIORITY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR
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