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 the appropriate county below for application information and volunteer opportunities.
Partners In Care Calvert
(located in) Calvert Pines Senior Center
PO Box 1050
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
101 Catalpa Drive, Suite 103
P.O. Box 1794
La Plata, MD 20646
Margaret Payne, Transportation Coordinator
Phone: (301) 609-9900 ext. 210
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