Lunenburg COA Van Transportation
Transportation service in conjunction with Montachusett Area Regional Transportation Authority (MART) is coordinated at the Eagle House. MART provides a 10-passenger handicapped accessible van, as well as paying for operational and other costs. The Town of Lunenburg is assessed approximately 40% of the cost of this service through the so-called Cherry Sheet.
The Council on Aging employs three part-time drivers, trained in CPR and First Aid.
The COA Van is available for disabled under age 60 Lunenburg residents with proper documentation from physician's office. The elder van operates five days a week and is handicapped-accessible.
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
Destinations include medical visits to physicians or hospitals in Lunenburg, Fitchburg, Leominster, and Nashoba Hospital in Ayer, as well as Saint Vincent Medical Group in Sterling: shopping at Lunenburg Crossing, John Fitch Highway, Orchard Hills Plaza, and Whitney Fieldsson designated days; trips to the Eagle House, area hairdressers/barbers, banks and nursing homes.
Reservations must be made one day in advance but can be booked one month ahead.
- Each way, per destination: 0.50 cents
- $1 each way for trips to Nashoba Hospital in Ayer
- St. Vincents Medical Group in Sterling
Clients are encouraged to make medical appointments on Monday or Wednesday, so as not to interfere with shopping days, which are Tuesday and Thursday mornings. All Monday reservations must be made no later than the Thursday before.