Senior Van Services & Trips

Senior Van Services

All riders -- regardless of number of uses -- must have current membership dues and van fee paid. Van cards are no longer issued. Membership and van fees are due annually, renewable in September. Van dues is $10 annually. For details and to register, please call (860) 844-5353. No one will be denied service due to an inability to pay. Every effort is made to meet the needs of the riders but due to the demand for service, requests are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Granby center errands (pharmacy, bank, post office and local doctors appointments).
Out-of-town medical appointments may be made with at least one week advanced notice--however, calling the office as soon as you find out about a medical appointment is advisable. The Senior Van is equipped with a wheelchair lift for added accessibility. Please call the office at (860) 844-5353, one week in advance for scheduling.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Vans are designated for CRT Nutrition meal participants and local grocery shopping. Only local medical appointments may be served. 

Ongoing Shopping Trips

Ocean State Job Lot & Big Y, Southwick - Every Tuesday. Call office to schedule ride. 844-5353
Geisslers, Every Wednesday.  Call office to schedule ride. 844-5353   Geissler's 5% senior discount every Wednesday!
Stop & Shop, Every Thursday. Call office to schedule ride. 844-5353

Current Shopping Trips

Kohl’s and Wal-Mart, Canton-Friday, July 27th departs at 9:30AM $4
Buckland Hills Mall, Manchester-Friday, August 10th departs at 9:30AM $4

Dine & Drive (Enjoy a lunch out with scenic drive)

Friday, July 20th Metro Bis, Simsbury. $4 for the ride
Friday, August 17th Dish ‘n Dat, Canton. $4 for the ride

Current Day Trips

Call (860) 844-5353 for information and to sign up. Sign up early, trips fill up fast. Please note that departure times are estimated. Timing is dependent upon the number of passengers and the location of pick ups.  Seats are not reserved beforehand.

Panache on New Park Trip, West Hartford, CT
Wednesday, July 11th at 10:00AM
Everyone loved the Panache on New Park presentation at our Vintage Jewelry and Tea event so we will be heading out to visit the boutique in West Hartford. Find one-of-a-kind eclectic clothing, jewelry and accessories. There are several other shops to explore at the complex. Lunch on your own at Olive Garden. Call 860-844-5352 to register.

Adventure Club: Kayaking, Clinton, CT
Monday, July 16th at 9:30AM
We will be traveling to the shoreline in Clinton for a wonderful morning of kayaking in a peaceful, tranquil setting. Lunch will be on your own. Cost $32.  Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 8th.

Lavender Pond Farm, Killingworth, CT
Monday, July 23rd at 9:00AM
Lavender Pond Farm is a relaxing and inviting oasis for the body and mind. Enjoy 25 acres of lavender plants and the farm store. Lunch on your own at The Killingworth Cooking Company.  Cost $6.  Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 16th.

Essex Lunch Train & Riverboat, Essex, CT
Wednesday, July 25th at 9:30AM
Enjoy a 3-course lunch aboard a restored 1920’s Pullman Diner as part of a leisurely lunch, train and riverboat sightseeing excursion. Choice of either beef tips or baked chicken for lunch. Cost $54. Call 860-844-5352 to register by July 18th.

Hammonasset Beach State Park
Wednesday, August 1st at 9:00AM
Come to CT’s largest shoreline—swimming, strolling along the boardwalk or just relaxing. Brunch on your own at Friends and Company.  Cost $4. Register by July 25th.

Adventure Club: Beach Walking at Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT
Monday, August 13th at 9:30AM
What better way to get your exercise than a brisk walk on the beautiful beach at Harkness State Park? Or enjoy walking through the grounds and flower gardens. Bring a bagged lunch and plenty of water. Cost $7. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 6th.

Nature’s Art Village Shops, Salem, CT
Wednesday, August 15th at 9:00AM
Shops include jewelry, unique gifts, toys, antiques, fossils and more.  Lunch on your own at The Cobalt Café on the premises. Mini-golf, museum and panning for gold available for an additional cost. Cost of ride $5. Call 860-844-5352 to register by August 8th.

Special Trip: Adventure Club: Dragon Boating, Hartford, CT
Friday, August 24th at 9:30AM
Join us for the exciting 1.5 hour Dragon Boat program. Instruction includes Dragon Boat history, paddle technique, paddling drills and on-water terminology. You and your teammates will practice what you’ve learned as you navigate the CT River. Cost $32. Must register and pay by July 23rd. Stop by the Senior Center to sign up.

 

Inclement Weather Policy: Should the Granby Public Schools close due to inclement weather, all Senior Center scheduled trips, classes and activities are cancelled. Check WFSB Channel 3 for closings.

New Travel Opportunities with Silver Mill Tours and the Granby Senior Center for Those Ages 25 and Older. 
No Van Membership Required. See Granby Senior Center HomePage "News & Announcements" New Excursions!