The following information was sent to Scott E’s Blog to share with the Howard County community:
Neighbor Ride is experiencing a steep rise in requests from local seniors for rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings and other activities. Additional VOLUNTEERS DRIVERS are URGENTLY NEEDED. Please consider giving older adults the “wheels” they need to stay healthy, active, and connected to the community. It’s fun, flexible, and so easy to do! Call or email Neighbor Ride to learn more. (410) 884-7433 | [email protected].
From the Neighbor Ride website this morning: https://www.neighborride.org/
Neighbor Ride is experiencing a steep rise in requests for rides. Volunteer drivers are needed to:
- Provide rides for medical appointments, shopping, and other day-to-day needs
- Make deliveries of food or medical equipment
You can make a difference in the lives of Howard County seniors by driving just twice a month. Simply pick the rides that are convenient to your home and daily routines. Opportunities are available 365 days per year. Be prepared to enjoy a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! To get started call 410-884-7433, email [email protected] or click here.
More about Neighbor Ride:
In 2001, the Howard County Office on Aging conducted extensive research which projected that the county’s senior population would double by the year 2020. Seniors surveyed in the study identified health care and a lack of transportation options as their top two concerns. Neighbor Ride was founded in 2004 to address these concerns with a safe, friendly and reliable means of senior transportation designed to strengthen connections and help older community members live the life they love. Over the past 17 years, we’ve done more than just get our members from point A to point B. We’ve empowered them to maintain independence and connect to the people and things that matter most.
At Neighbor Ride, we believe that:
- Every senior should enjoy the full benefits of being connected to people, services and activities that add meaning and value to their lives.
- Volunteers deserve rewarding work that fits into their lives and contributes to our community.
- Our community benefits when individuals of all ages can play active and productive roles.
Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County’s seniors by providing the comfort and peace of mind of affordable, passenger-focused transportation services through a reliable, volunteer-based system.