TRIPPS (Transportation, Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors)
The TRIPPS (Transportation, Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors) program began in 2015 in Brookline and Newton, Massachusetts, with the underlying concept that most seniors need individualized, personal support in order successfully access safe, reliable transportation.
If you are in need of transportation assistance or have any questions, please contact Maria Foster, Transportation Coordinator for the Council on Aging at (617) 730-2644 or at [email protected].
In 2021, with the support of MassDOT, TRIPPS developed a series of videos and materials to help older adults access transportation-related smartphone apps like Uber & Lyft.
In June 2021, the Brookline Council on Aging received a Community Transit Grant from MassDOT to support continued work on developing classes, videos, and written materials to support older adults as they adapt to new modes and new technologies. With an introduction by Michael Dukakis and through the volunteer efforts of many local older adults, these videos on Uber/Lyft, the Transit app, and Google Maps are posted below along with supporting materials developed by the TRIPPS Program and TRIPPS Volunteers at the Brookline Council on Aging. We are also grateful to the work of Brookline Interactive Group for producing these videos for us.
Introduction to Transit-related Apps
Presented by the TRIPPS Program at the Brookline Council on Aging, and former Governor Michael Dukakis, this video describes the importance of engaging in new technology to stay active and mobile. Use the attached guide to help maximize the use of the included videos and supporting materials.
Presented by the TRIPPS Program at the Brookline Council on Aging, this video describes how to safely use the Uber and Lyft app on your smartphone to show you exactly what to expect when you ride with these transportation companies.
Presented by the TRIPPS Program at the Brookline Council on Aging, this video describes how to use the Transit app on your smartphone to save time and know when your MBTA bus or train/trolley is arriving.
Presented by the TRIPPS Program at the Brookline Council on Aging, this video describes how to explore your own neighborhood and beyond using the Google Maps app on your smartphone.
Tips and Tricks for Using Your Smart Phone
Presented by the TRIPPS Program at the Brookline Senior Center, join a travel navigator who will help you learn all the basic finger gestures to use a smartphone. Designed for beginners, who want to learn the gestures to tap, swipe, and pinch apps on their phone and do more.