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Senior Ride Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

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Senior Ride Nashville strives to improve quality of life for Nashville area older adults by providing connection to mobility options along with courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation for those eligible for service, enabling them to maintain their independence and dignity. Senior Ride Nashville honors and supports senior adults by keeping them connected to the community, providing mobility for maintaining health and quality of life, and creating valuable relationships between drivers and riders.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, older adults in our area are being asked to stay safer at home for an extended period of time. While we recognize the necessity of the safety precautions, we know that isolation can be detrimental to the health and wellness of our older neighbors. Senior Ride Nashville exists to help older adults maintain their connection to the community and essential services. While we have historically fostered this connection by bringing older adults to the community, we are now bringing the community to older adults to help them through this time of extended isolation. With our new buddy program, we partner our riders with a buddy volunteer to help meet rider needs while allowing the rider stay safe in their home. Volunteer buddies call riders weekly for friendly conversation and to see if the rider has errands the volunteer can help with. Volunteers are available to help with tasks like grocery runs, prescription pick ups, post office drop offs, etc. Volunteers are also able to coordinate socially distanced patio visits as they build friendships with their buddies.

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Senior Ride Nashville (SRN) connects Davidson County seniors aged 60+ to volunteer and paid drivers who provide courteous and safe transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery stores, community centers, and more. We currently operate in Bellevue, West Nashville, Madison, Donelson, Hermitage, East Nashville, and Old Hickory with plans for gradual expansion until services are available to seniors county-wide.

SRN offers a transportation solution unlike any other in the area to an often-overlooked population. Seniors typically have limited mobility options because ride-share or taxi services are cost prohibitive and public transportation can be confusing and difficult to access. SRN's unique approach is safe, affordable, and reliable and includes a hint of caregiving. SRN's senior riders can get a three-hour, two-destination round trip ride for only $6.00 and volunteer drivers will provide additional support throughout the ride, if needed (i.e. help at the grocery store). Through caring and reliable transportation, SRN keeps Nashville's older adults connected to the community, provides mobility for maintaining health and quality of life, and creates valuable relationships between volunteer drivers and riders.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, older adults in our area are being asked to stay safer at home for an extended period of time. While we recognize the necessity of the safety precautions, we know that isolation can be detrimental to the health and wellness of our older neighbors. Senior Ride Nashville exists to help older adults maintain their connection to the community and essential services. While we have historically fostered this connection by bringing older adults to the community, we are now bringing the community to older adults to help them through this time of extended isolation. With our new buddy program, we partner our riders with a buddy volunteer to help meet rider needs while allowing the rider stay safe in their home. Volunteer buddies call riders weekly for friendly conversation and to see if the rider has errands the volunteer can help with. Volunteers are available to help with tasks like grocery runs, prescription pick ups, post office drop offs, etc. Volunteers are also able to coordinate socially distanced patio visits as they build friendships with their buddies.

Testimonials

"Senior Ride Nashville made the transition to my new 'car-less life' easy for me. I appreciate the quality of volunteer drivers. They are without exception outstanding people."

"Since I cannot drive, I lost some of my independence. Senior Ride has made it possible to regain my independence with transportation in going to doctors, therapy, and errands."

"It gives me a sense of security knowing that I can call on you all."

"The drivers are so kind and helpful. It's like having one of my children help me. I feel so safe, and am grateful for such loving, professional help that allows me to stay in my home. Senior Ride Nashville has been a blessing."

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Senior Ride Nashville strives to improve quality of life for older adults in Davidson County by providing guidance on mobility options along with courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation to those eligible for service, enabling them to maintain their independence and dignity, obtain essential services and stay connected to the community.
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