For over 20 years, Drive a Senior has helped seniors remain in their home environments longer and stay active in their community by addressing their need for mobility and companionship. The organization is using the 2015 Impact Austin grant funds to expand their already successful pilot for the Senior's Van Program, using vans as well as individual rides to support transportation and socialization needs of home-bound seniors, and reaching more underserved seniors in a more efficient way.
The Van Program will take groups of seniors to common destinations, allowing the seniors to make friends and minimize their loneliness. This program will provide 2,300 van rides to 200 unique seniors during the grant period.
Drive a Senior was featured as March's "Get Involved" spotlight on KUT. You can read about it and hear the spot at "DRIVE A SENIOR SPOTLIGHT." Don't miss the great "Story From the Road!"
In 2015, the 1,402 Drive a Senior volunteers dedicated over 61,334 hours of their time driving, and provided 29,785 rides to 2,381 of our senior neighbors.
For more information, visit: www.volunteerdriving.com
Visit the See Our Impact page to learn about all of the wonderful work Impact Austin members have supported over the years.