Your Van About Town

The Council on Aging (COA) can provide transportation on a first come, first served basis to Concord seniors around town for medical appointments, trips to the bank, haircuts, visits to a friend, events at the Council on Aging, and more. The Council on Aging vans run Monday through Friday, except for holidays. The first pickup of the day is 8:40 a.m. and the final pickup to return home is at 3:30 p.m. The suggested donation for a van ride is $2 round trip. We recommend that you make appointments as early as possible (they can be booked months ahead).

Individuals riding the Council On Aging van must be able to get on and off the van independently or they must bring an aide or a family member to assist them. Emergency information must be on file in the office for seniors riding on the van.

Please call 978-318-3020 to book your ride.

Shopping Opportunities

We are happy to provide a variety of shopping opportunities each month, but it is important that you call for a reservation in advance. To save room, each shopper is limited to 5 shopping bags. The van driver will help carry your bags if you are unable to do so.


  • 2nd and 4th week of the month
  • Roche Brothers (and other stores within shopping plaza) or Kmart
  • Pickups start at 1 p.m.


  • 1st week of the month
  • Stop & Shop Plaza, Acton
  • Pickups start at 10:00 a.m.
  • 3rd week of the month
  • Market Basket, Littleton
  • Pickups start at 12:00 p.m.
  • 4th week of the month
  • Trader Joe's Plaza, Acton
  • Pickups start at 1 p.m


  • Every week
  • Crosby's Marketplace and CVS, Concord
  • Pickups start at 12:30 p.m.

Wheelchair Van

The COA also has a wheelchair accessible van. If an individual cannot propel their own chair to and from the van, an aide or family member must be present to assist..This is a curb to curb service. Please call to book rides on the wheelchair van as early as possible.
Photo of Van Driver and Seniors Disembarking the COA Van