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Join the movement!
Support the GoGoGrandparent program

Our GoGoGrandparent pilot program is a resounding success! 300 Older Adults have taken advantage of this service so far, providing essential and enrichment transportation—and we can do more. Let's continue to make this service available to any one of our more than 7,500 Older Adults on Martha's Vineyard when they have a need for transportation for medical appointments or to enrich their lives

MV Older adult transportation Coalition

Mission Statement:


To ensure that there are adequate  options for both on-island enrichment and essential (medical) transportation needs for  older adults, as well as off-island medical transport.
 

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GOGoGRANDPARENt Pilot Program

The Older Adult Transportation Coalition is sponsoring the GoGoGrandparent Pilot Program. This program provides both scheduled and on demand car rides for essential and enrichment activities for Older Adults. This pilot program began in July 2021, and is still accepting participants. All costs are covered due to a grant we received from the Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation.

Check out this article from MV Times about the program progess!

Call your COA for more information and an application.

Edgartown: 508-627-4368
Oak Bluffs: 508-693-4509 ext 3
Tisbury: 508-696-4205
Up-Island: 508-693-2896

GoGoGrandparent information sheet download here!

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The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living has partnered with the Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Councils on Aging and Island Elderly Housing to provide a shopping shuttle each week, to help older adults shop and do errands. The shuttle goes to Downtown Vineyard Haven on Wednesdays, Edgartown Triangle and Stop & Shop on Thursdays, and Downtown Oak Bluffs and the Food Pantry on Fridays between 10 am and 1 pm.


Please CLICK ON THE FLYER for contact information.

Greetings!

Our new mobility manager, Gail Gardner, is happy to help you with your transportation needs. Please call her at 508-693-7900  Ext. 246, anytime with any questions or concerns regarding transportation.

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2022 TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT IN REVIEW

HAMV is proud to report that our first Transportation Summit was a resounding success!

If you did not get to join us, please watch the recording of the event below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MV Times was kind enough to report on the event. To read their article and get more details click HERE.

You can also click HERE to download an informational brochure on the summit!

How do i Get there?
bY Consulting the Transportation Directory!

In September of 2022, the transportation coalition launched the first Older Adult Transportation Directory. Transportation options are split into on island and off island options. Information on the accessibility and affordability of each option is provided.

Please CLICK HERE to download the directory and travel safely!

VTA-OCB Ophthalmology Transportation Pilot

We are happy to share a NEW pilot program with you all. The Ophthalmology Transportation Pilot offers residents of Martha’s Vineyard who are patients of Dr. Hu or other medical providers operating out of the same offices - 282 Route 130 & Cotuit Road, Sandwich, MA 02563 - transport to appointments at a reduced cost.

The current dates for this program are June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 5th, October 3rd, October 31st and
November 28th.

 

Please click here to download more information.

Click here for the large text version.

Transportation Testimonials:

Want to hear more about your transportation options? Watch this video for some lived experience from Older Adults on Martha's Vineyard!

2020 survey; Transportation results

In late 2020 HAMV conducted a survey with Older Adults (2,500 respondents) to learn more about how they contribute to the island, how they live and feel, and what they need.

Please click through the slideshow below for results from the 2020 survey (specifically the questions about transportation).

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Coalition Sponsors:
HAMV
Martha's Vineyard Commission 
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation
MV NAACP Health Committee

Coalition Members:

Center 4 Living

Edgartown COA

Island Elderly Housing

Island Grown Initiative

Island Disability Coalition

Martha's Vineyard Community Services

Martha’s Vineyard NAACP Health Committee

Martha's Vineyard Hospital

Oak Bluffs COA

Steamship Authority

Tisbury COA

Up-Island COA

VNA (Martha's Vineyard)

Vineyard Village at Home

VTA

YMCA

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