Special Services for the Elderly

Brookline Elderbus
Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging and by the West Suburban Elder Services, the Brookline Elderbus is a local bus service for senior citizens that has been operating since the 1970’s. Buses run every hour between approximately 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, stopping at numerous shopping, medical, and recreational locations, including the new senior center. There is a suggested donation of 50 cents to ride the handicapped-accessible Elderbus van. Take a look at the Elderbus routes and weekday schedule of service.

The Ride
The MBTA also offers a special door-to-door service for those senior citizens and handicapped passengers unable to ride conventional transit services. Reservations for The Ride may be made by calling the MBTA at 617-722-5123. Reservations must be made one day in advance and the cost is typically $1.25 per ride.

WSES Special Medical Transportation Services
Special medical transportation services to out-of-town locations is also available to Brookline seniors from West Suburban Elder Services (WSES). WSES can be contacted at 617-926-4100. Residents must be registered with the WESE in order to utilize this service.

PARC (For Care-givers)
The PARC Program was developed by the Brookline Council on Aging (COA) in conjunction with the Brookline Transportation Department to address the parking needs of caregivers who serve the residents of Brookline. 
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