Maryland Senior Rides Program

Overview

The Senior Rides Program is funded through a grant from the Maryland Transit Administration. This service, through the use of volunteer drivers, provides seniors with transportation to medical appointments, social engagements, shopping, etc. This service is available to seniors who are unable to utilize other public transportation options and lack other reliable sources of transportation.

How It Works

Through the use of volunteer drivers, seniors are provided with door to door transportation to medical appointments, social engagements, shopping, etc. All trips are provided using the volunteer’s personal vehicle. When possible, the agency will attempt to coordinate transportation requests with other public transportation resources.

Volunteer Driver Recruitment

In order to sustain the Senior Rides program, there is an ongoing effort to recruit volunteer drivers. Drivers are not required to volunteer a minimum number of hours per month and are offered Mileage reimbursement, CPR/First Aid Training, Volunteer Recognition, and Driver Safety Training. Drivers are provided with all pertinent information such as driving directions and contact information prior to the trip.

Contact Information

Contact the appropriate county below for application information and volunteer opportunities.


CALVERT COUNTY

Partners In Care Calvert
(located in) Calvert Pines Senior Center
PO Box 1050
Prince Frederick, MD  20678

Pam Williams, Site Coordinator
Phone: (410) 535-5305
Email: pamwilliams@partnersincare.org
Web: http://www.partnersincare.org/calvert

CHARLES COUNTY

LifeStyles, Inc.
101 Catalpa Drive, Suite 103
P.O. Box 1794
La Plata, MD 20646

Margaret Payne, Transportation Coordinator
Phone: (301) 609-9900 ext. 210
Email: mpayne@lifestylesofmd.org
Web: http://www.lifestylesofmd.org/#!-transportation-/c7aq

ST. MARY’S COUNTY

St. Mary’s County Department of Aging
41780 Baldridge Street
P.O. Box 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Christina Hilliard, Senior Rides Coordinator
Phone: (301) 475-4200 ext. 1066

Email: Christina.Hilliard@stmarysmd.com
Web: http://www.stmarysmd.com/aging/transportation.asp