Senior Share a Ride Program

SHARE A RIDE PROGRAM

It is sometimes difficult for Senior’s to get to a doctor appointment, grocery shopping or to pick up a prescription. This can be particularly hard in rural areas where no public transportation or taxi service is available. To address this problem in the town of Otis, MA, the Otis Council on Aging has organized a Share A Ride program. This program was initiated November 1, 2017 and any Senior in Otis who is 60 years old or older can call the ride coordinator at 413 -269-4094 and leave a message with their name, address, phone number, where and when they need to go.

The coordinator will then make arrangements with one of the program’s volunteer drivers and get back in touch with the passenger. To ensure that the ride can be provided, we are requesting that the passengers make their request 72 hours in advance of the time when the ride is needed.

Neighbors helping neighbors is one of the great features of living in the Berkshires.

For further information on this press release please contact:

Ralph E Gleason, Chairman                                                                                                                (413)269-0100 Ext 107
(413)269-4094                                                                                                                 regleason@aol.com