Transportation Provided by Swampscott Senior Center
The Swampscott Senior Center’s Transportation Program supports our members’ independence, active aging and the ability to participate in social activities. The Center operates low-cost, round-trip transportation utilizing three lift-accessible multi-passenger vans. Services include rides to local grocery stores and shopping plazas, the Swampscott Library and Town Hall, as well as transportation to local, North Shore medical appointments.
Additionally, the Center organizes trips and outings to popular destinations and restaurants and provides transportation to and from the Center for special events. All rides are curbside to curbside. Members who need extra assistance with mobility in and out of their homes and to and from their destinations are welcome to have an aide, friend or attendant accompany them. Please specify when booking if this is the case.
Transportation is available to Swampscott residents only ages 55 and older. It is also available to any disabled Swampscott resident within the designated hours of operation.
Rides to the Senior Center
Rides to and from the Senior Center to participate in activities, lunch and to socialize are offered Monday-Thursday and cost $2 round-trip. Members are picked up at home beginning at 9 am and are driven home at 1 pm. Call the front desk 24 hours in advance to reserve your ride. Rides for Outreach and Podiatry appointments are free.
Rides to local grocery stores, shopping plazas, the Library and Town Hall may be scheduled by calling the front desk (781) 596-8866 24 hours in advance. The rides are round-trip and cost $2 and those using the service may pay the driver the day of their ride. Rides begin at 9:30 a.m. and members are picked up at their homes. Individuals will have 2 hours to shop and will be picked up where they were dropped off to return home. Routes are planned in the morning and are determined by the driver so the Center asks that all those using the service are ready by 9:30 a.m. Individuals are allowed 2 shopping bags each.
See the schedule below for shopping transportation:
Mondays – Market Basket, Target/Shaws Shopping Plaza, the Swampscott Library & Town Hall.
Thursdays – Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, Vinnin Square
Third Friday of the Month – Walmart
Medical rides to local, North Shore (Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Nahant, Salem, Danvers, Peabody and Beverly) are offered three days a week between 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Rides cost $5 round-trip and are first come, first serve. Individuals may book a medical ride up to three months in advance, and rides may not be booked with less than 24 hours notice.
Members are not able to use the medical service if they have any of the following symptoms:
– Difficulty Breathing
– Has tested positive for COVID-19 or lives in a household with someone who has COVID-19
– Acute Intestinal Difficulties
To book a Medical Ride, call (781) 596-8866 and have the following information ready to provide during your call:
– Date and time of appointment
– Name and address of the medical practice
– If a wheelchair lift will be needed for this appointment
Trips and Special Events
The Senior Center provides free transportation to and from most social events and podiatry appointments that occur at the Senior Center. Members must request transportation at the time of signing up for an event or scheduling an appointment.
The Center operates monthly special outings, utilizing the van service, to museums, cultural events, shows, outdoor experiences, Encore and more. Costs vary depending on the trip. To make a reservation for a special event, trip or to schedule transportation a podiatry appointment at the Senior Center call (781) 596-8866.
The Transportation Team
Medical Transportation Coordinator
Sabrina Clopton, LICSW (781) 596-8866 ext 3222