HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Seniors living in private facilities may use the Bus/Van service to Senior Center programs when available. Subject to availability, bus service is open to non-senior disabled independent living Hopkinton residents. If Assistance is needed it is your responsibility to provide an escort. The Senior Center Bus/Van is available Tuesday - Friday and we ask residents to call the main line 508-497-9730 at least 24 hours in advance. The cost to ride the bus is $1 in-town; $3 out-of-town (Round trip prices).
Destinations and Schedules:
- Tuesday – 9:00 -11:00 lunch pickup; 11:00 - 11:30 lunch pickup; 12:45 - 3:00 shopping
- Wednesday – 9:00 - 3:00 Open for your request (Please sign up by 10:00 am on Wednesday)
- Thursday – 9:00 -11:00 local errands and Senior Center; 10:45 -11:15 lunch pick up; 12:30 – 3:00 to Bellingham stores
- Friday – 9:00 -12:00 Open for your request and subject to availability
Our bus is available Tuesday through Friday to take people to Senior Center events, shopping, local errands and Day Trips. Individual requests can be arranged on a first come, first served basis. Check our Hilltopper newsletter monthly for a listing of Day Trips and other special activities.
Medical Appointments (not available to those residing in private facilities)
Medical appointment transportation is available to Hopkinton seniors between 9 am and 3 pm within a reasonable distance to Hopkinton. Medical transportation is provided to appointments within the local area using volunteer drivers. To help ensure being able to provide your ride, contact us with as much notice as possible but by noon a minimum of 48 hours (2 business days) prior to your appointment. Please leave a detailed message at extension 1613 between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm Mon. Thru Thurs. and Friday, 9-1.Rides cannot be guaranteed at any time, but following this process will help us make connections with our volunteer drivers. SHORTER DAYLIGHT. Please try to arrange appointments so they are completed before dark. This is a curb-to-curb service. Riders must be able to navigate getting in and out of the vehicle without assistance. We are unable to accomodate certain medical conditions due to the nature of the program. Donations to the Friends of Hopkinton Seniors gratefully accepted to help offset cost of this program.
Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA)Fixed Route Buses: The MWRTA operates fixed route buses in Hopkinton (the #5 bus down Rte. 135, with designated stops at Price Chopper and Dunkin Donuts on South Street) and neighboring towns. They use a regular schedule six days a week. If you cannot walk to a bus stop, a “flagdown” system may be used to catch the bus along the route. Schedules and route maps are available at the Senior Center or check www.mwrta.com The cost is $1.50 and a Senior (65 years of age and older) will receive a discounted rate (half-fare at $0.75) with ID indicating date of birth or a MWRTA senior photo card. Or, pre-purchase a Charlie Card and cost is $0.70 per ride. For service information call 508-935-2222
Boston Hospital Shuttle (includes West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain VA Hospitals): The shuttle is only available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and pre-registration is required. Kindly call 508-820-4650 for schedule and registration and the cost is $2.00 each way. For schedule and detailed information: http://mwrta.com/index.php/routes/commuter-shuttles/boston-hospital-shuttle
MART (Mass Health transportation) for Mass Health clients requiring transportation to medical appointments. Call 1-800-854-9928
American Cancer Society - Road to Recovery Program is a Free volunteer transportation to cancer related medical appointments. Call 1-800-227-2345 (4+ day minimum notice required).
Client paid - Transportation/ Caliber Patient Transport by calling 800 615-7398. The cost is $90 each way, plus $5 per mile after 10 miles (for "curb-to-curb" service). NOTE: If assistance needed to get to the "curb," arrangements can be made for additional $40 each way.
CLIENT PAID - HOME CARE AGENCIES OFFERING TRANSPORTATION
Seniors Helping Seniors
Professional Nursing Placement Services (PNPS)
Hopkinton Home Care
Home Instead Senior Care
Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
This is a partial listing. The Hopkinton Senior Center does not license, endorse or recommend any specific providers.