Transportation

BCOA Van

 
Senior Center Van - Masks Required
Our Belchertown Council on Aging van transports seniors to and from the Senior Center for activities and a myriad of programs Monday through Friday.  Transportation priority is given to our regularly scheduled congregate meal clients. As scheduling permits, we can provide transportation to in-town banks, pharmacies, medical offices, post office, etc.  The van is handicapped-accessible.  Call Kim at 413-323-0420 x508 for the fee schedule, to check availability, and to make a reservation. 

Medical Transportation Program - Masks Required
The Medical Transportation Program provides Belchertown's older residents the opportunity for an assisted ride to and from medical appointments.  Although the drivers may offer assistance, clients must be able to transfer safely and independently in and out of their homes, the driver's vehicle, and the medical building.   At this time, we are unable to accommodate long-term medical appointments such as dialysis, radiation or chemotherapy.
We greatly appreciate the financial support for this program through donations from clients served, their families, local citizens, and area businesses.  The program is funded by a Federal Title IIIB grant through WestMass Elder Care, our local Aging Service Access Point, and by funding from the Older Americans Act through the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and the Administration for Community Living. 
Additional information can be found at  www.wmeldercare.org or by c
alling Kim at 413-323-0420 extension 508.

Alternate Van Transportation
If you are unable to secure a ride with our Council on Aging van, Hulmes Transportation, the area’s PVTA provider can secure ADA rides and Dial-A-Ride door-to-door service. Please request your arrangements in advance by calling 413-739-7436 / Toll-free 866-277-7741.  For additional information and schedules, go to www.PVTA.com/seniors.php