Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County's seniors by providing affordable, volunteer-based supplemental transportation.
Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based transportation service committed to decreasing isolation and improving the quality of life for Howard County’s older residents. Voted Best of Howard County - Charity/Nonprofit, Neighbor Ride and its dedicated volunteers help seniors remain active and independent by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, fitness classes, personal care and business appointments, religious services, volunteer commitments and other day-to-day activities.
Neighbor Ride is such a worthwhile nonprofit and it is well run! Our seniors love this service that we provide. I am a Ride Coordinator and enjoy my telephone contact with our passengers as well as the drivers. My husband is one of our drivers as well. I have volunteered there for over a year.
Meeting and assisting the clients of NeighborRide has been a joy during the 9 months I have been a driver. I am meeting individuals who have led interesting, and in some cases, absolutely amazing lives, and who appreciate this way of maintaining their own lives when age or illness has taken their ability to drive themselves. I look forward to additional time with my clients during future appointments. Scheduling is very easy and allows me to maintain my personal life in retirement by accepting rides that fill my free time. I have a friend who says the same thing and she is still working.
I enjoy the opportunity to provide rides to seniors. I have met many wonderful people - riders, other drivers, and the people who run the Neighbor Ride office. It truly is a service that helps seniors stay active in the community. I am very glad to be a part of it.
This has been a wonderful experience and I enjoy every time I provide a ride for someone. Not only am I helping someone, but I am also rewarded by meeting all the riders and speaking with them and listening to their stories.