Per a recent article in Community Impact, in South Austin “the growth rate of seniors has rapidly outpaced the total population growth rate. Between 2011 and 2016, the overall population in the area grew 18 percent while the senior population grew by 46 percent..”. Thus the need for transportation services and volunteers to provide these services has also increased tremendously.
Drive A Senior South Austin is ALL IN and is proud to join AARP to help make Austin an AGE Friendly city!
Want to hear great stories? Make a difference in your community? We have just the way! Seniors who no longer drive are in great need of transportation to their medical appointments, the grocery store — all the same places you and I get in our car and go to without a second thought. Just imagine not having that freedom. Seniors without wheels either go without, or go at the convenience of someone else, if there IS someone else. For many of our senior passengers, we are their ‘someone else.’ Drive when and where you’re available with no minimum time commitments. It’s easy to Pay it Forward!!!
Contact Stephanie Braddock 512.445.5552
Seniors must be 65 or older, no wheelchairs, and living independently. (Please contact us for other qualifications.) We serve primarily south of Cesar Chavez, west of Pleasant Valley Road and east of Hwy.290/71 W. This region includes the neighborhoods of Barton Hills, Zilker, Bouldin, Travis Heights, South Congress, South Lamar, Westgate, Sunset Valley, Oak Hill, Garrison Park, South Park Meadows, Circle C and Western Oaks.
SHARE SOME OF YOUR TIME: We need committed board and committee members to help us grow our organization. Enjoy planning fun activities? We need help with planning and facilitating fundraisers and client events. Enjoy meeting people? Help us get the word out to our South Austin businesses and neighborhoods.
PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Donations make it possible for Drive a Senior to serve our nearby senior citizens and to plan to continue that service as the needs grow. There are numerous giving options, among them:
Make Drive a Senior – South the recipient of your Amazon Smile program and whenever you make a purchase Amazon sends us a “finders’ fee.” Just visit smile.amazon.com and select South Austin Caregivers to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. After you’re registered your smile.amazon.com purchases will result in a donation. Donations do not increase your purchase price. You shop … Amazon gives!
Our monthly pledge program is a community of monthly donors committed to helping us help others while keeping our services free of charge to all clients regardless of their ability to pay. Members are recognized in publications, events and an annual Circle of Aging member celebration. We provide postage-paid envelopes to mail in monthly donations – in any amount. Membership is voluntary and there is no contract to sign. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The next time you need to get around in Austin, leave the driving to Ride | Austin and ‘Round Up’ for Drive a Senior in the app. We get the difference between your fare and the next whole dollar. Your extra change will make a difference to many older adults! Every time.
You already save money with your Randall’s Remarkable card. But you can also contribute to Drive a Senior – every time you buy groceries. Visit the Courtesy Booth at your Randall’s and add our number (below) to associate our cause with your card. Randall’s will send a check for 1 per cent of all grocery purchases by Remarkable Card holders who add our number. You only need to add the number once. Here’s that number: 4452
We appreciate the generous support of these congregations ….
Abiding Love Lutheran Church
Bethany Lutheran Church
Faith Presbyterian Church
Faith United Methodist Church
Redeeming Grace Lutheran Church
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
…. and these additional supporters
Drive a Senior Circle of Aging members
Life in the City United Methodist Church
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary Council 8156
Coming of Age Austin
South Austin AARP