Shrewsbury Senior Center Van TransportationOn June 15th we re-opened our van transportation to Shrewsbury seniors and to those with disabilities.
At this time we are accepting ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) riders and other essential requests, such as dialysis, medical appointments, work, and grocery trips.
Due to COVID-19 we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our staff and riders safe.
All riders MUST wear a mask at all times.
For more information please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Cynthia Willis at 508-841-8640.
The Shrewsbury Council on Aging has received a grant from Metropolitan Area Planning Council and funding from MassDevelopment. We are using the award to contract with New Worcester Yellow Cab and Safeway Luxury Transportation to supplement Council on Aging van service for seniors and individuals with disabilities that has been reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions, serving early-morning, late-evening, and weekend transportation outside of Council on Aging business hours (M-F 8AM-4:30PM).
*This opportunity will run from April 2021 to December 31, 2021 or until further notice.
Senior citizens who are in need of transportation can choose from 3 forms of service:
- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) van service
- Regular van service
- Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA)
Council on Aging Services
Shrewsbury Council on Aging offers Regular and ADA van service that are available to qualified town residents who are elderly and/or disabled.
Under the ADA Civil Rights Law, individuals who qualify are entitled to equal or comparable service to what they would receive if they were able to use a WRTA city bus. Since the COA has 2 vans, trips are also available to Westborough and group outings.
- If I am approved for ADA, do I always have to pay the higher ADA fare?
- Can I use the regular van service while I wait to be approved for ADA?
- What if I need to make an ADA trip request over the weekend for an upcoming Sunday or Monday?
- What if I am approved for ADA and do not live within the ADA service area?