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Chestnut Hill Errands & More

Chestnut Hill Errands & More (also known as the "Chestnut Hill Ride") provides transportation and errand-running services within the Greater Boston area.

Who can use this option? Passengers of all ages and abilities, for all types of trips within the Greater Boston area, especially:

  • Allston/Brighton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
  • Wellesley
  • Weston
  • West Roxbury
How much does it cost? Rates are "competitive with local taxi services" but include various types of support and personal assistance not typically offered by taxi companies (see below).

A discount is offered if you mention that you found them through the senior center.

Tipping is recommended but not required. A tip of one or two dollars is fine, although more is always appreciated--especially for longer trips or excellent service.

When is this option available? 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. most days (7 days a week), including holidays
How far ahead do you need to plan? Advance reservations are appreciated, and this service is very popular; booking well ahead is strongly recommended
What accommodations are available? Cars are standard vehicles and are not wheelchair accessible.

Drivers are able to provide many types of personal support, including (but not limited to)...

  • help grocery shopping
  • assistance with packages
  • medical escort services
  • taking a small pet to the vet
  • library, cafe, movies, and other entertainment or recreational venues
  • visits to doctors (medical escort)
  • errands such as bank and the post office
  • picking up and delivering meals, prescriptions, pharmacy/medical supplies, dry cleaning
  • non-medical trips
Notes Drivers for this family-owned business are familiar with the needs and preferences of seniors and offer highly personal support, such as help with packages and door-through-door service.
Contact Details


Telephone: 617-874-0487