Transportation Services

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The Scituate Council on Aging provides transportation services to Scituate adults 60+, and those who meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Transportation Coordinator – Kathy Clarkeson  781-545-8722


For more details, see the link to our brochure at the bottom of the page.

Local Transportation

Local in-town rides are provided during Council on Aging Senior Center hours of operation. Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm. We request 2 business days (48 hours) advance notice for scheduling rides. Please call the Transportation Coordinator to request a ride or for additional information.
Transportation is provided for a variety of appointments and activities such as
  • Medical appointments
  • COA activities, programs and events at the Senior Center and other locations.
  • Various community meal sites
  • Scituate Library
  • Scituate Harbor - shops, bank, groceries, pharmacy
  • Post Office
  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Personal appointments

Medical appointments are prioritized over personal errands. We do try to accommodate all requests for rides, but there are times when the schedule is full and we are unable to accommodate your request.

We have regularly scheduled trips to the following destinations. Call to sign up.
Tuesday (1st & 3rd)Scituate Food Pantry10:00 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday (2nd and 4th)Hanover Mall10:30 am - 12:00 pm
WednesdayShaw's Cohasset10:00 am - 11:00 am
ThursdayVillage Market  9:30 am - 10:30 am
ThursdayCongregational Church Luncheon

12:00 pm -   1:00 pm

The cost for local / in-town rides is $1.75 one-way or $3.50 round trip.
A 10 ride pass is available for $15.

The Council on Aging van provides transportation for patrons to attend the monthly Vision Support Group meeting in Hingham.

Council on Aging vans accommodate wheelchairs and have lifts for those unable to negotiate van steps. Escorts may be required for some transportation services.

Please be advised that the transportation services are "origin to destination." The driver is not permitted to leave the van except to operate the  wheelchair lift.

For additional information or to sign up for Transportation Services, please refer to the Transportation Services Brochure.

Out of Town Medical Transportation

Requests for out of town medical rides require 5 business days advance notice. The earliest pick up is 9:45 am. Appointments must end by 1:15 pm. Later appointments ending after 1:15 pm may result in a return ride as late as 6 pm, or may not be available. All transportation requests are processed through the Scituate Council on Aging Transportation Coordinator. Rides are provided through South Shore Community Action Council, which is a separate provider and requires coordination of their drivers and vans. The cost is $5 each way or $10 round-trip. Fares are payable to the Scituate Council on Aging at 27 Brook Street, Scituate, MA 02066.

When requesting a ride for out of town medical appointments, you need to provide the appointment date, time, duration of appointment, as well as the doctor's name, address and telephone number. Please advise the doctor's office that the Council on Aging will be providing your transportation.

Cancellations are required 24 hours in advance of your scheduled ride, or you may be responsible for the full cost of the ride as billed by South Shore Community Action Council.

The Scituate Council on Aging cannot provide transportation for individuals being discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Individuals undergoing anesthesia are required to have an escort.

SNOW POLICY: If the schools in Scituate are closed for  inclement weather, the vans will not be running for any purpose, and Council on Aging programs, activities and events may be canceled. Activities occurring in a school facility will always be canceled. If your pathway to the van is not cleared in a manner which allows safe passage, the driver will not pick you up.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED. Drivers are occasionally need to transport some of our seniors to and from doctor appointments. If you can help us, please let us know.

Alternate Transportation Services

South Shore Hospital Courtesy Coach is available for Scituate residents who have a medical appointment at the hospital in Weymouth on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm. Please call the Courtesy Coach directly at 781-340-4350.

The American Cancer Society provides medical appointment transportation for persons receiving cancer treatments. Please call the ACS directly at 508-897-4300.

The Disabled Veteran's Association coordinates limited transportation for veterans to the Brockton, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain VA Hospitals. Service is available Monday through Friday with appointment times between 8:30 am and Noon. Please call the DVA directly at 774-826-2264.

MassHealth provides medical transportation for individuals approved for Medicaid who are unable to use public transportation or do not have private means of transportation. Please call MassHealh directly at 866-834-9911.


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How do I use the service?

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  • Park at the MBTA lot of your choice
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