Brookline Council on Aging Elderbus

Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging, the Elderbus is a local service for seniors that has been operating since the 1970s. Buses stop at numerous shopping, medical, and recreational locations, including the Brookline Senior Center.

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Brookline Council on Aging Elderbus

Who can use this option?

Brookline residents or visitors aged 60+

How much does it cost?

Free – no charge, although a suggested donation of $0.50 is requested.

When is this option available?

Several loops (originating and terminating at the Senior Center) are made on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The last loop of the day is drop-off only. The schedule is available on the Town's website or at the Senior Center. All times are approximate due to traffic.

How far ahead do you need to plan?

No advance planning required. However, it is strongly recommended that you call the Senior Center in advance to confirm that the bus is running that day and to let the driver know you’ll be waiting for it.

What accommodations are available?

The Elderbus is wheelchair accessible, and the driver is able to help secure your wheelchair within the vehicle. Escorts/companions are permitted to travel with the passenger. The driver may be able to help with small packages, the steps up into and out of the bus, or with folding walkers.

Contact details

Elderbus hotline: (617) 730-2778
Call this number for general information.
Brookline Council on Aging: (617) 730-2777
Call this number to check to make sure the bus is running.

Advance Planning

Same day

Cost

Free / low-cost

Service Area

Service Types

Fixed Route

Trip Purpose

All trip types

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles?

Yes / Maybe

Brookline Council on Aging Elderbus

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead of time to let the driver know to look for you at a specific stop.

When waiting for the bus, be sure you are in a spot that is visible by the driver on his route–especially if the driver is not already aware that you will be waiting.

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