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RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER

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CARS - Connecting Across Rowan for Seniors is a Transportation program offering vital rides for Older Adults when other options are not available. Volunteer Drivers assist an Older Adult with transport to needed appointments and errands within Rowan County. Riders pay based on the mileage of each trip. A United Way of Rowan County grant assists in paying ride costs for those with financial need.

Drivers are provided:
Virtual Driver Safety Training, which can be taken at any time from a computer.

Background and BMV Check

Mileage reimbursement at IRS rate

Volunteer Drivers share their availability with the CARS Coordinator. Volunteers may drive several hours a month and some Volunteers drive several hours a week. The Coordinator will coordinate with each Driver for their availability and preferred schedule.

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About RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER

Location:

1120 S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, SALISBURY, NC 28144, US

Mission Statement

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources and opportunities to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Rowan County Older Adults.

Description

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a multi-purpose agency, serving those age 55 and older since 1988. RHSC is a designated community focal point for aging services in Rowan County, NC. The Center is Nationally accredited by the National Council on Aging and a Center of Excellence designated by NC DAAS.

RHSC serves over 4,000 Rowan County older adults yearly. Services are provided to meet the needs of this geographically diverse county of urban and rural and no one is turned away due to inability to pay for a program. The agency’s mission is to "Add Life to Years’ and create opportunities to assist area Older Adults to live healthy, happy and independent lives.

Outreach services include Transportation, Family Caregiver Support, Minor Home Repair, Medicare Insurance Counseling, IRS Tax Return Assistance, Daily Phone Calls, Lunch Club locations throughout the County for a hot lunch and socialization. Wellness is encouraged with fitness and water classes at the Center or with virtual classes. Leisure options include art classes, travel, music groups, lifelong learning and much more.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1120 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SouthSalisbury, NC 28144

(35.65534,-80.48001)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Several hours a month to several hours a week. We work with your schedule.
  • Reliable vehicle, NC auto insurance. Mileage reimbursement is offered.

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