Council on Aging Helps Seniors Get Charlie Cards

MBTA subway station platform platform in Boston, Massachusetts

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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On Mon., April 9, Virginia Salem from Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc. will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., at 1:00 p.m. to help seniors apply for a Senior CharlieCard and to discuss volunteer driver opportunities.

People 65 and older can apply for a senior CharlieCard to receive the reduced fare on the bus or subway.  Applications will take two to six weeks to process.

Participants must bring a valid government-issued ID or license.

Salem will also address the need for volunteer drivers to drive Haverhill senior citizens to medical appointments both locally and in surrounding areas, including Boston, Burlington, Peabody, etc.  Mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance is provided to volunteers.