Temporary program in place to support former Busy Bee customers in Greater Boston

A company called Busy Bee once provided low-cost or free medical transportation during business hours to seniors throughout Greater Boston. Unfortunately, last month, they announced that they were going out of business effective immediately. This announcement left many seniors struggling to get to their medical appointments. Springwell is the Area Agency on Aging that covers Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. They recently put together a plan to help support seniors who formerly …

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Safr app bills itself as “Ride-Hailing for Women”

UPDATE: Significant developments have emerged in the story of this ride-hailing company. See the Boston Globe or Patch for details. We may be seeing some movement on the planned launch of the innovative Safr ride-hailing app, which is very similar to other ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft but will offer only female passengers rides in cars driven only by women. According to the Boston Globe, Safr is now “organizing private tests in Boston and …

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Join us Oct 21st for our outing to Copley Square!

Want to take the TRIPPS Challenge by going with a group of like-minded, adventurous folks? Join us for one of our Field TRIPPS this fall! On October 21st, our group of intrepid travelers will travel from both Newton and Brookline to Copley Square via the MBTA Green Line. We’ll leave in the morning (after the rush hour dies down), join an Art and Architecture tour at the Boston Public Library, and explore the Friday Farmer’s …

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Take the “TRIPPS Challenge” this fall!

This fall, TRIPPS is offering seniors in Brookline and Newton an exciting challenge: pick a destination, and travel there in a way that is new to you! The only rule is that you must make your trip without driving yourself. You can take the T, ride a bus, call The RIDE, catch a lift with a friend, walk, bike, hail a taxi, use a ride-hailing app, hire a driver… If you need ideas or any …

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Living and Aging in Newton Series, Fall 2016

This year’s “Living and Aging in Newton” series will kick off with a special event at which Mike Festa, Director of AARP Massachusetts, will present our city with a certificate that designates us as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Share this post on social media:

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