austin WEST

Introducing Drive-a-Senior Social Club

With so many fun things to do in Austin, we want to make sure you feel connected to YOUR community.  Starting in June, we will use our van 2 Fridays a month to take “social trips” around the Austin area.
These rides are planned by zip code to make pick-up and drop-off efficient. Check out the calendar and call to reserve a spot.  Space is limited and trips may have small costs to attend.

Zip codes: 78731, 78756, 78759

Friday, June 14  |  Downtown Library  |  Optional $5/10 to purchase a beverage in the cafe.  |  Drop off: 10am  Pickup: 12pm

Friday, July 12  |  Bullock Museum  | Bring $10 for lunch in the cafe.  |  Drop off:  10am  Pickup: 1pm

Friday, August 9  |  Tour the Capitol  |  Free tour beings at 10am  Pickup: 12pm

Zip codes: 78701, 78703, 78705, 78751

Friday, June 28  |  Downtown Library  |  Optional $5/10 to purchase a beverage in the cafe.  |  Drop off: 10am  Pickup: 12pm

Friday, July 26  |  Bullock Museum  | Bring $10 for lunch in the cafe.  |  Drop off:  10am  Pickup: 1pm

Friday, August 23  |  Tour the Capitol  |  Free tour beings at 10am  Pickup: 12pm

Call to reserve a spot: 512-472-6339

We need your help.
Sign up and take your first drive by May 30th and receive a $25 Visa card!

Requests for rides have increased in April and May.  Help us avoid any more cancellations.

Volunteer driving is incredibly rewarding and very easy/convenient!
Everything is done through your smart phone or desktop computer.
Sign up for a ride(s) according to YOUR schedule, and there is no minimum requirement! Driving once a month can change the life of a home-bound senior!
If you have an extra 30-60 minutes a week…please consider signing up with us.

www.DriveASenior.org

512-472-6339

Drive A Senior provides FREE transportation and support services to home-bound seniors in Austin.

Please join us for a night of friends and theater in support of Drive A Senior West Austin! Show starts at 7:30, pre-party for Director and Producer level tickets starts at 6:60 and will include finger foods, wine, beer, and other beverages.

Drive A Senior provides free rides and support services to home-bound isolated seniors in order to help them maintain their independence longer and age in place. Proceeds from this night’s event will go directly to the operational costs of running our day-to-day program.

Please click this link to purchase tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-a-senior-west-austin-theater-night-tickets-59731777354

General Admission Tickets – $35: Includes entry to show

Director Level Tickets – $50: Includes entry to the show, pre-party, and mention in the playbill

Producer Level Tickets – $100: Includes entry to the show, pre-party, mention in the playbill, and gift bag

Check out this video by original director: https://youtu.be/QItEk7nuDwU

austin WEST

Bounded by the Colorado River to the west and south and Loop 360 and US 183 to the north, this region serves downtown Austin as well as Central Austin, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Rosedale, Tarrytown, Allandale, Northwest Hills and North Shoal Creek.

WEEKLY VAN SCHEDULE

MON 78751, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759
HEB (Far West) | Walmart (Northcross)
TUE
WED 78701, 78703, 78705, 78731
HEB (Far West) | Walmart (Northcross)
THU
FRI

Van passengers need to reserve their seats at least three business days in advance by phoning 512.472.6339. All are morning trips.

How you can help ….

SHARE 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. You can donate to Drive a Senior – West Austin online here. And there lots of other ways a little contribution can turn into a lot of rides, such as:

Spread that smile around…

Make Drive a Senior – West Austin the recipient of your Amazon Smile program and whenever you make a purchase Amazon sends  us a “finders’ fee.” That way everybody smiles.

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RideShare … and share with us

The next time you venture into 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. Every time.

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Reward us too …

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: 7670 

YOUR LOCAL DRIVE A SENIOR

2601 Exposition Blvd.  | Austin, TX 78703
westaustin@driveasenior.org
512-472-6339

REGIONAL DIRECTOR | Stephanie Lane

SERVICES COORDINATOR |  Marcella Smith  

TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR |  Beverly MacCarty

SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Congregation Agudas Achim
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Highland Park Baptist Church

Hillcrest Baptist Church
Hyde Park Baptist Church
Shalom Austin
NW Hills United Methodist Church
St. David’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s United Methodist Church
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
St. Theresa’s Catholic Church
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
The Sanctuary
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Junior League of Austin
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