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Schedule Information

The Senior  Center Buses and Van may be used by any Berlin resident who is age 60 and older, or any person with a disability, 18 years or older.  These vehicles are equipped with a wheelchair lift and operate Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. 

*Service is curb to curb; therefore, riders that may require assistance getting to or from the curb should be accompanied by a companion who can provide such help. The driver may use his discretion to determine whether or not transportation will be provided in the event that safety is a factor.  This includes personal modes of passenger’s mode of transportation must be able to be tied securely, both in the front and back of the unit.  In the case of Scooters, the passenger must be able to transfer to a seat on the  Senior Center vehicle.

*Exceptions allowable for non-curb to curb service pending approval from the Director. 

* The Town of Berlin applied for a cash grant for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle under the Section 5310 program that is administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).  The money is allocated to CTDOT through the Federal Transit Administration.  CTDOT  and the Regional Council of Governments throughout the state review the applications and award the grants per region. The program is 80% federally funded with a 20% local match.   The Town of Berlin is very pleased to have received such grant to be able to transport our seniors and disabled.   

Daily Bus Schedule
Monday and Wednesday—Stop-n- Shop 9am & 11am

All other appointments & errands between 9am and 2:15pm

Tuesday- Shop Rite-Cromwell 9am & 11am

All other appointments & errands between 9am & 2:15pm

Thursday- All appointments & errands between 9am & 2:15pm

Kohl’s 1:30pm (Last Thursday of the month)

Friday – Ocean State Job Lot 10am & Walmart 1:30pm
Food Share 12pm (Alternating weeks with OS Job Lot & Walmart)
All other appointments & errands between 9am and 2:15pm

Transportation Services is available for medical appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacies, banks, post office, town buildings, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and specialty shopping, there is limited spaces available each day because we are allowed 3 riders on the bus at a time.  We require 24-hour notice for grocery shopping, pharmacies, banks, etc.  We require 48-hour notice for medical appointment reservations.   We accept bus reservations at least a week in advance.  Bus reservations must be made during regular business hours.  Reservations left on the Center’s voicemail will not be accepted.  Before getting on the bus, you will have your temperature taken. If you have a temperature above 99.4 you will not be allowed to ride the bus. You must wear a mask the entire time you are on the bus.  Each rider is required to sign the town’s Covid waiver at their initial ride. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior Center.   

 Other Transportation Resources

Way to Go CT - in Hartford helps inform senior citizens, veterans & people with disabilities in north
central Connecticut with their available transportation options.  They serve 37 towns in the Greater Hartford Area in Central Connecticut to help you navigate your transportation options. For more information, please call 860-667-6207.

The Medical Transportation Volunteer Program The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides seniors in our area a method of access to free, reliable, non-emergency medical transportation. 
Seniors requesting rides for the first time will call the RSVP Office and provide initial client information.  From that point forward when they need a ride, they will be in the system and can call with their specific ride information.  If you have any questions or would like to request a ride please call (860)539-6233. *Please Note:  This is a “new” phone number for RSVP.

*DISCLAIMER: The Berlin Senior Ctr. does not have anything to do with the above-mentioned transportation programs.  If you have any issues with these organizations, you must deal with that provider directly.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Tina Doyle
Tina Doyle,
Sr. Center Director
Berlin Senior Center
33 Colonial Dr
Berlin, CT 06037
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