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Council on Aging - Transportation

A 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 percent 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 elder van operates five days a week & is handicapped accessible. Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Destinations include medical visits to physicians or hospitals in Lunenburg, Fitchburg, Leominster and Nashoba Hospital in Ayer: shopping at Lunenburg Crossing, John Fitch Highway, Orchard Hills Plaza and Whitney Fields on 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. 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. The Eagle House Admin. Asst./Transportation Coordinator, Amanda Koeck does the scheduling, accepting calls from 8AM - 5PM. Cost is .50 cents each way, per destination, with $1.00 each way for trips to Nashoba Hospital in Ayer.

Last Updated: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:12pm