Individuals age 60 years and older represent a growing segment of Allegheny County’s population. The lack of easy, accessible, and affordable transportation for seniors is a problem recognized at the national, state, and local levels.
Hanging up those car keys can feel like the end of an era and a loss of abilities. AgeWell Rides keeps older adults, 60 active and independent!
Without transportation, simple things such as medical appointments, grocery shopping, or a lunch date become major life challenges. You can become a part ofAgeWell Ridesand help older adults stay connected to our community.
AgeWell Rides provides:
- Training - instruction is an integral part of our volunteer service.
- Flexible hours - drivers choose who, when, and where they drive
- Convenient, web-based scheduling system. Rides average 10 miles roundtrip
- Periodic gift cards as a token of our thanks.
- Secondary insurance
AgeWell Rides is a senior transportation program that matches drivers and riders. If you have 2 hours a month you can make a tremendous difference in the life of a senior! Using a personal vehicle, volunteers take seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping, to the hairdresser, religious gatherings - or whatever helps to keep the senior active and independent in the community!
There is a round trip maximum of 15 miles - so rides are short and easy, but make a huge difference. Our easy-to-use computer program helps you see what rides are available, and gives you a Google map to find your rider, the destination and how to get home!
Please call 412-422-0400 for more information, or go on our website by typing: bit. ly/agewellrides - and scroll down to the section on volunteer drivers.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per month
- 5 years min. driving history, own car, valid insur