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Volunteer drivers need to help seniors get around

Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation is seeking additional volunteers to help make sure local seniors get to their medical appointments.

The group provides vital rides for Renton seniors. Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to/from necessary medical appointments.

Clients appreciate their improved access to medical care, meaningful interactions with caring volunteers, and increased peace of mind.

Volunteers often find the program to be as valuable as the seniors do.

Mary Anne M., a long-term driver, writes, "I so enjoy driving for Senior Services' Volunteer Transportation and have met so many kind and interesting people. They are as good for me as I am for them."

It is this reciprocal element of our volunteer work—the act of both giving and receiving—that makes the program so worthwhile to the program’s many committed volunteers.

However, the program does not have enough drivers to meet the demand for transportation from older residents of the Renton community. Anyone who has the "drive" to help others is strongly encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, call 206-748-7588, email Hilary at hilaryc@seniorservices.org, read our blog at www.volunteertransportation.blogspot.com, or visit www.seniorservices.org/transportation.

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