Volunteer Drivers needed to connect with Seniors and Veterans

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Mobility Matters

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Mobility Matters provides mobility management services throughout Contra Costa County by matching riders to transportation providers that meet their individual needs. Mobility Matters operates a trained volunteer driver program that provides free, one-on-one, door-through-door rides for seniors and disabled veterans who cannot access other forms of transportation.

Our overall goal is to see that the programs and services we offer contribute to our clients’ primary goal, which is to age in their own homes with the support they need. We are significantly increasing our clients’ opportunities for healthy aging by providing our services to them, especially escorted rides to obtain the clinical care they need, as well as the basic necessities of life. As a result, our clients experience improved health status through access to preventative health care, medical, mental health, dental appointments, surgery, prescribed medications, and proper nutrition along with exercise.

For more information find us at www.mobilitymatterscc.com or call us at (925)284-2215.

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About Mobility Matters

Location:

1035A Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

Mobility Matters provides mobility management services in Contra Costa County facilitating collaboration and coordinator between public and private transportation providers creating a network of integrated options that primarily address the mobility needs of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low income individuals.

Description

The Rides for Seniors program specializes in transporting ambulatory seniors (age 60 and older) in Contra Costa County who are trying to age in place rather than become institutionalized. The Rides for Seniors program offers free, one-on-one, door-through-door rides provided by screened and trained volunteer drivers. These rides are primarily for the purpose of obtaining medical care, groceries, and other basic necessities.

WHEN

Fri Sep 13, 2019 - Mon Jan 20, 2020

WHERE

Contra Costa County, CAMobility Matters (training site)1035a Carol LaneLafayette, CA 94549

(37.89294,-122.11783)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Transportation
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • On average each ride is about 2 to 4 hours short. You can do one ride every two weeks or as many as you want to do.

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