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The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

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Trip Rules


Specialty Shopping Trips  
We need a minimum of 3 riders for the trip to go. The bus driver will start picking up at 12:00 noon. The driver will decide as to how much shopping time will be allowed. Please call the center at (860) 828-7006 at least 24 hours in advance to make your reservation. Please do not leave any reservations on the answering machine.

Lunch Bunch Trip
Each month the senior center organizes a "Lunch Bunch" trip with the transportation provided by the senior center bus. Participants pay $1.00 for their ride plus the cost of their own meal. This trip is limited to 12 people. The senior bus will leave the senior center around 11:00am. Signups will be taken beginning at 9:00am on the Wednesday prior to the Lunch Bunch trip. You may sign up for yourself and one other person. Telephone signups will be taken after 12 noon. During the winter months we do not provide Lunch Bunch Trips.

Announcement-A proposed trip will be announced as open in the Berlin Senior Center Newsletter. Date, Time, and Place will be given for reservations.
Reservations-"In Person" sign ups will be held beginning at 9:00 am at the Berlin Senior Center on the date announced for the sign up. Signups are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Each person signing up for a trip may sign up for themselves and one other person.
a) Residents (age 60 and older) may sign up for themselves and one other person. A senior residing in Berlin who wishes to be accompanied by "one non-resident senior" may sign up for themselves and that person.
b) Non-residents (who are members of the Berlin Senior Center) may sign up for themselves and one other person on the initial sign up date.
c) **TRIPS WILL NOW BE OPEN TO THE "GENERAL" PUBLIC-AGE 60 AND OLDER" after the initial sign up date.** If at this time the trip is filled, names will be taken on a waiting list. Those names will be called when there is a cancellation.
d) Payments-Payments for day trips must be made in full on the sign up day. Checks should be made out to "The Berlin Senior Center". A person who signs up by telephone will have two (2) working days to mail in their payment in full. Deposits (as determined by the contracted agent) for overnight trips, must be made on the initial day of sign up with the remaining balance due thirty (30) days prior to departure date. Cancellations insurance (at a nominal fee) is available on overnight trips.
e) Refunds & Cancellations-Refunds will only be issued if a replacement is found (from a waiting list) to fill the vacancy. When canceling a trip you msut contact the Berlin Senior Center! Finding your own replacement is not allowed.
f) Bus Seating-On some trips, seating will be assigned.
g) Parking-All Trip Participants are requested to park in the upper parking lot only. Thank you for your cooperation!


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