The Council on Aging can provide transportation on a first come, first served basis to Concord seniors around town for doctor's appointments, trips to the bank, haircuts, visits to a friend, events at the Council on Aging and so on. The Council on Aging van runs Monday through Friday, except for holidays. The first pickup of the day is 8:40 AM and the final pickup to return home is at 3:30 PM. The donation for a van ride, within the town limits, is $2 round trip. We recommend that you make appointments as early as possible (they can be booked weeks ahead). Individuals riding the Council On Aging van must be able to get on and off the van independently or must bring an escort to assist them. Emergency information must be on file in the office for seniors riding on the van. Please call 978-318-3020 to book your ride.
We are happy to provide a variety of shopping opportunities each month, but it is important that you call for a reservation in advance. You may sign up at any time. To save room, each shopper is limited to five (5) shopping bags. The van driver will help carry your bags if you are unable to do so.
2nd and 4th week of the month - Roche Brothers (and other stores within shopping plaza) or Kmart. Pickups start at 1:00 PM. $2.00 charge
3rd week of the month - Market Basket, Littleton. Pickups start at 12:45 PM $2.00 charge
4th week of the month - Trader Joe's Plaza, Acton. Pickups start at 1:00 PM $2.00 charge
Friday: Crosby's Marketplace, Rocky's Ace Hardware and CVS in Concord. Pickups start at 12:40 PM. $2.00 charge
The COA also has a wheelchair accessible van. If an individual cannot propel their own chair to and from the van, they must have an escort to assist them. This is a curb to curb service.