Transportation at the COA
Are you in need of a ride to a medical appointment, beauty salon, grocery store, or church? Our dedicated volunteers drive people in need of transportation, door to door at no charge to you! Serving in the towns of Andover, Danbury, Grantham, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton and Wilmot.
Call 526-6368 to begin the application process.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
Many of the seniors who live in your town rely on the Chapin Senior Center’s Volunteer Transportation Program. You could help provide much needed transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and local errands.
Drive when it fits your schedule!
Please call Karen Lester at (603)526-6368.
What is the transportation program? The COA transportation program is an all-volunteer run service to our senior neighbors in our nine area communities. We normally drive as far north as Dartmouth-Hitchcock and as far south as Concord Hospital. No fees are charged for this program, but all are encouraged to contribute to COA at year end. Volunteer drivers and volunteer schedulers are the backbone of this program.
Who can participate? Any resident of our nine-town service area who is 55 years old and older who is undable to drive due to an illness, injury, or disability and who has successfully completed the in-take proces, is eligible to receive drives. There are standards and rules, which can be found on our FAQ page.
Volunteer drivers! An all-volunteer driving force serve nine area towns making up COA’s service area, encompassing 329.3 square miles. Volunteers cover their own insurance and fuel costs, and offer door-to-door service. We are always seeking new volunteers who wish to give back to their community.
What does it cost? This program is offered at no charge to members who qualify and is delivered in a compassionate, caring fashion. It costs COA money to operate this valuable service.We kindly request that donations be made to the Judy Chapin Transportation Program Endowment.
The Judy Chapin Transportation Program Endowment. The Judy Chapin Transportation Program Endowment was created by friends, family, neighbors, and transportation program volunteers, in loving tribute Judy Chapin, to help ensure the future health and efficient operation of COA’s transportation program. Judy Chapin—an early volunteer leader, advocate for seniors, community leader, and COA benefactor—was a stalwart proponent of and volunteer driver for our transportation program.Her ideas helped us create this invaluable community resource. Judy was fond of saying that “We should be part of the solution.” This is a temporarily restricted fund, wherein dollars are regularly invested back into the transportation program in order to positively impact our senior neighbors.
How do I become a volunteer or sign up for a ride? Please call the Chapin Senior Center at 603.526.6368.