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29 09, 2017

Until self-driving arrives, who drives those who can’t?

By |2017-09-29T14:47:13+00:00September 29th, 2017|press|0 Comments

Ken Herman’s column on self-driving vehicles (Austin American-Statesman, 9/29/17) points out the Drive A Senior Network as one of the few alternatives currently available to seniors who need help getting around town now that they’ve quit driving.  “This past month, we have had calls every day from new clients wanting our services,” Terry Milman, president of Drive a Senior-West Austin, told Herman. “It is becoming extremely difficult to keep up with the needs of our ever-growing senior community.”

One of the more pressing needs is for more volunteer drivers. “We are taxing our volunteers heavily with this incredible increase in those needing our services and actually just hired a part-time volunteer recruiter last month to help get the word out,” Milman said.

The article offers a glimpse into the benefits this program provides — to drivers and riders alike.

| See the full article on the Statesman website. |

9 03, 2017

Drive a Senior in the ‘Give Back’ spotlight

By |2017-03-13T14:39:26+00:00March 9th, 2017|press|0 Comments

 ‘Give Back Austin’ spotlights Drive a Senior in March

Austin radio stations KASE101, 98.1 KVET and Sonic have selected Drive a Senior or their Give Back to Austin Spotlight for the month of March. Each month the program sheds light on an Austin area non-profit and let’s its listeners and customers know how the can help.
| See the full article on the KASE website. |

6 03, 2017

By |2018-03-06T21:34:53+00:00March 6th, 2017|press, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amplify Austin 2017 brings in $83,000 for Drive a Senior

Amplify Austin, the annual one-day “give-a-thon” for Central Texas, raised $83,327.13 for the Drive a Senior Network in this year. The generous support of more than 370 individual donors topped our 2017 goal by $3,500 and surpassed last year’s figure by just over $30,000. Drive a Senior finished the day in  the Top 20 recipients among non-profit participants.

Last year Drive a Senior provided 36,000 rides to more than 2500 of our senior neighbors. This year we hope to add 100 volunteer drivers and expect to offer about 40,000 rides.

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