Senior Ride Nashville, a transportation alternative and assisted ride service for seniors, will complete its 1,000th trip Tuesday afternoon.
The nonprofit organization pairs volunteer drivers with local seniors to provide them with transportation to appointments, grocery stores, social gatherings and other events. For the 1,000th ride, the senior rider will be picked up by the volunteer driver and taken to a class at The Meadows Senior Community.
“This is a very special milestone for us,” said Carrie Brumfield, executive director of Senior Ride Nashville. “We launched with the mission to help the thousands of residents in Davidson County who have difficulty getting around stay connected to the people and things that are most important to them. Being able to say we’ve done that 1,000 times is incredible.”
This milestone ride comes only seven months after the start of operations at Senior Ride Nashville. Currently, Senior Ride Nashville serves the West Nashville, Bellevue and Madison communities, and is expanding to include the Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory communities in July.
About Senior Ride Nashville
Senior Ride Nashville was founded in 2016 by the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee and the Senior Transportation Leadership Coalition with the mission to connect seniors who no longer drive with volunteers who do. Senior Ride Nashville strives to improve quality of life for older adults in Davidson County 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. It also serves as an important linkage to other services that senior adults may need. Learn more at seniorridenashville.org.
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