Help Seniors Remain Healthy & Independent
Have you ever noticed a Silver Key Reserve & Ride vehicle providing rides in our community? Our staff and volunteer drivers are busy Monday through Friday bringing older adults who are unable to drive to their medical appointments, grocery shopping, and to other activities, such as a shared noon meal at one of more than 20 Silver Key Connections Cafés.
When a senior reserves a ride with Silver Key, they know they can count on a courteous, trained driver that will safely assist them in getting to their destination, even if they need extra help. Our volunteers enjoy the strong connections they make with clients, and they find it rewarding and meaningful.
“I picked up a new client. She was so nervous. Her husband had passed six months earlier, and she had been living 100% inside her house. She had been eating food from her freezer, which was now empty. She did not drive. She called her doctor to cancel her appointment because she could not come and they told her about Silver Key. So she booked a ride. When I told her we could take her grocery shopping and even to the hair dresser, she broke down and cried.”…Mary B., Silver Key volunteer for 18 years
You may be interested to learn that we receive hundreds of ride requests each month that we are not able to fulfill and Silver Key is required to raise matching donations in order to receive funding for rides from some granting organizations. You can help. Your donation to Silver Key will help more seniors be able to reserve the rides they need to remain healthy, independent, and engaged.
Please give as generously as you can to support this vital service. Next time you see a Silver Key Reserve & Ride vehicle in the community, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make an important ride possible and are improving the lives of seniors in our community.