The Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) is the social services arm of the Town of Carlisle with primary responsibility for assisting older adult residents, generally those age 60 or older. We can be reached on our main number at (978) 371-2895. Below are just some of the things that the COA provides:
- Nutrition: Meals of Wheels (MOW) services through Minuteman Senior Services and a plethora of breakfasts & lunches throughout each month
- Outreach: The COA has an Outreach manager and a part-time Licensed Social Worker available to those who may need assistance
- Exercise: Classes include: Cardio, Zumba, Yoga, Line Dancing, Tai Chi, and Tap Dancing.
Carlisle Transportation Services (CTS) is a program that is being piloted by the Town of Carlisle, through the COA, to bring additional transportation resources to Carlisle. All residents will be able use the new service, but those who are disabled or are age 60 or older will be able to get a special discount by purchasing vouchers from the COA office that can be exchanged for rides through a livery company called Flow Transportation (Flow). The program is even available for night and weekend ride service.
The Town has contracted with Flow to operate a new mini-van sized accessible vehicle called an MV-1. Flow has other vehicles available as well and offers competitive rates for rides from Carlisle to Boston. Call or stop by the COA office for voucher and rate information. Please note that the purchase of CTS vouchers requires advance registration through the COA. Ride scheduling will be done by calling Flow directly at (978) 602-5606. Flow is not a taxi company so please give 48 hours, or as much advance notice as possible to improve your odds of service availability.