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Northern Essex Elder Transport (N.E.E.T.)

Northern Essex Elder Transport (N.E.E.T.)

If you live in one of the towns listed below and you have a car, N.E.E.T. wants you! Northern Essex Elder Transport (N.E.E.T.) offers transportation to elders by volunteer drivers.

Drivers transport seniors (age 60 and over) door-to–door to local and out-of-town locations for all sorts of things…medical appointments, shopping and social interactions when other means of transport are not available. The rides are free and donations are welcomed.

N.E.E.T. has been around for 37 years. Since the program began in 1981, N.E.E.T.’s dedicated volunteers have driven more than 2,322,487 miles taking elders to all areas of northern Massachusetts.

Transportation is one of the most difficult issues for many elders who are trying to live at home independently. N.E.E.T. is a vital link for older adults ensuring they have access to needed services and opportunities.

Drivers are reimbursed $0.43 per mile and are also provided with supplemental insurance.

Photo: Cathy Fairchild, administrator of N.E.E.T. and Cynthia Bjorlie, M.D.

For information, call your local Council on Aging or Cathy Fairchild at 978-388-7474.

Towns served: Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury

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