Need a RIDE? Petaluma Volunteer Driver program for seniors on the move.
Yes! Answer many older adults. More than 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older don’t drive, according to an analysis of the federal government’s National Household Travel Survey by AARP’s Public Policy Institute.
Here in Petaluma we are working to solve that problem with Petaluma People Services Center iRIDE Petaluma. Remaining self-reliant in your own home is important to the health of aging seniors. There does however come a point where we can no longer drive and may become homebound. As some point many of us will need help. For some that help will come from family and friends. For others, help will come from and extended community of friends.
This is where you come in. Your interest in volunteering to take members of the community to and from much needed medical and social appointments are vital in keeping our senior neighbors healthy and involved in our community. We can work around your schedule, you will receive an email from our coordinator on Friday, looking for drivers the following week and you only need to commit to drive when you have time.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margret Mead
Call PPSC today to find out how you can become a valued member of this exciting team of Volunteer Driver. Petaluma People Services Center 707-765-8488
iRIDE Petaluma Brochure to share with others: iRIDE Brochure 2016
Application to become a volunteer driver for iRIDE Petaluma attached: Driver Application Form 2016
Application to become a rider iRIDE Petaluma attached: Rider Enrollment Form 2016