CELEBRATE SENIOR INDEPENDENCE
As we prepare to honor our nation’s independence, let us also celebrate the independence of the treasured seniors in our lives. Drive a Senior provides a valuable service to our community by helping seniors who choose to continue living independently in their homes when they no longer drive. Through the continued dedication of DAS-SW volunteers and donors, local seniors enjoy a happier, healthier and more independent lifestyle.
Additional volunteer drivers and funding are essential to meet the growing demand for our free services and to support our expansion into the Lake Travis area.
Join our volunteer team or donate today!
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Healthy Aging In Place. That’s what Drive a Senior Southwest is all about. The greater Austin area has one of the fastest growing populations of adults over 65 in the U.S. and many of those older adults no longer drive. With your help, in 2017 Drive a Senior Southwest will help over 200 seniors in southwest Austin and Travis County to continue living independently by providing over 5,000 free rides and help with minor home repairs and yard work.
We drive seniors to their medical and wellness appointments and, just as important, to other commitments and activities that are vital for their well-being.
Serving the region to the Southwest and West of the Colorado River. West of Mopac including West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lost Creek, Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Lakeway, The Hills, and other neighborhoods in Oak Hill and south of Lake Travis.
|MON||(a.m.) HEB at Bee Cave and 71
(p.m.) HEB at Westlake and 360
|FRI||HEB at 71 and 290|
Passengers who want to ride with the vans need to reserve their seats in advance by calling 512-364-6501.
VOLUNTEER SOME OF YOUR TIME: Even if driving’s not your cup of tea there are a world of ways to help your homebound senior neighbors. Are you good with a wrench? Join our brigade of part- time handymen. Like to visit? Make occasional home visits; they’re always welcome. Like spending time on the phone? Check in with a senior neighbor who’d love a chat? How about helping out in our office part time? Assisting in our next fund-raiser? Passing out flyers? If you have the time, we have the task.
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.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Drive a Senior Southwest every time you shop. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price directly to us simply by choosing Drive a Senior Southwest from their approved list.
Just Click Here and enter your email and Amazon password.
You already save money with your Randall’s Remarkable card. But you can also make money for Drive a Senior with your grocery purchases. 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: 012531
3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy #E240-77 | Austin, TX 78746
SERVICES COORDINATORS | Mary Kathryn Kane, Sherri Patten, Ashley Razook
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR | Ashley Razook
VAN COORDINATOR | Mary Kathryn Kane
CHAIR | Bill O’Brien
TREASURER | Martha King
SECRETARY | Paula Klante
PAST CHAIR | Mary Sue Clyne
MEMBERS | Roger Hamm, Myron Mixon, Ginny Murphy, Kerri Oswald, Cathy Romano, Mary Pat Smith
We appreciate the generous support of these local sponsors and congregations.
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
Westlake United Methodist Church