Transportation Options

Individual Rides - Medical and Non-Medical
provided for the Essex Council on Aging by Beauport Ambulance Services

Available Monday through Friday only from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, through Beauport Transportation services. Destinations include medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacy, banks, fitness facility, general stores, post office, Senior Centers, etc. Transportation is also available daily to the Essex Senior Center!
Available locations:
Rockport            Gloucester          Manchester          Essex         Ipswich
Hamilton            Wenham             Beverly                 Danvers     Peabody
To schedule an appointment, call  Beauport a minimum of 24 hours in advance:
Beauport Ambulance Services     978-281-6955
or if you need assistance with scheduling transportation, please call 
Essex COA                                                                  
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm          
978-768-7932, press 1 for front desk.  
If you need transportation to a location outside of our service area, please call us directly so we can accommodate you.  

Group Shopping: Manchester-by-the-Sea/Essex Partnership

Through a grant from Mass in Motion, the towns of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex are working together to provide increased access to healthy food and fitness opportunities.  Rides will be provided by the Manchester-by-the-Sea Council on Aging vehicle. 
For more information, please contact the Manchester-by-the-Sea Council on Aging at 978-526-7500 or the Essex Council on Aging at 978-768-7932
Farmer's Market Trips:  
Transportation is available to the Gloucester and Beverly Farmer's Markets.  
Other Group Trips: 
We are currently scheduling other trips to destinations such as: Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Apple Orchards, Castle Island, Walking Trails, Cape Ann Lanes, and more.  

Group Shopping: CATA

Weekly Market Basket, Rowley Fridays AM (Approx 9:30AM): Pick up at your home. You will have 1 hour to shop. Limit 2 bags per passenger. $5.00
Please note, you must register with CATA, which can take a week to complete.  Forms are available at the Council on Aging or through CATA.
Call CATA at 978-283-7916
Weekly Wednesday Shopping,
Depart Essex COA 10AM. Destination varies by week. Depart location 1PM
Week 1          Week 2                              Week 3               Week 4                        Week 5
Walmart         Christmas Tree Shop        Trader Joes        Liberty Tree/NS Mall    Ocean State Job Lots

SeniorCare Inc.  Medical RSVP Program

SeniorCare’s Medical RSVP Program is a volunteer driver transportation service for self-mobile adults age 60 and older. There is a broad service area, which can include Boston, however trips are limited. To schedule, please call 978-281-1750 Monday through Friday 9:00-12:00. Trips are Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00pm. Please allow a minimum of 3 days notice.


Mass Health Transportation (for MassHealth Recipients with prescription for PT-1) 800-841-2900 for info, 800-830-5191 for scheduling

CATA – Currently available for those within mile of the Essex Gloucester Stop 978-978-283-7916

Other Options:

  • Ambulance Services
  • Taxi Services
  • Ride Sharing Services such as Lyft or Uber