During this public health emergency, Senior Connection is embracing the “new normal” and endeavoring to press on using prudence and following CDC and Montgomery County, MD guidelines. Until this emergency subsides, we find it necessary to limit client rides to essential medical appointments and to ensuring our clients have groceries.
We will prioritize clients that need these critical services. For these clients, please leave a message at 301-962-0820 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and resources, please see the links below:
- Montgomery County HHS COVID-19 Information Page
- Local Grocery stores offering dedicated shopping hours for seniors and those at-risk https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=24001
- Senior Call Check Program–Recommended During COVID-19 Outbreak
Senior Connection is a local non-profit that provides an array of services, many free of charge, to Montgomery County, MD, residents aged 60+. From transportation services to grocery assistance, we have been helping our neighbors for over 20 years and counting.
We are able to provide most of these services by utilizing our valued volunteers drivers. We are always in need of more volunteer drivers to escort senior clients to medical and other appointments and to help with grocery shopping. Volunteer training and liability coverage are provided; and you can make your own volunteer schedule. For more information, please go to our Volunteer page.
The Senior Connection wins the Grand STAR Award, including a Toyota Prius
The National Volunteer Transportation Center (NVTC) announced the winners for the 15th Annual STAR Awards which recognize outstanding volunteer transportation programs across the country. The Senior Connection was selected as the Grand STAR Award winner, which includes a Toyota Prius. The NVTC also awarded a total of $50,000 to 15 other volunteer transportation service providers. To date, more than 130 STAR Awards have been conveyed to senior and volunteer transportation programs. NVTC is grateful to have the support of Toyota as an awards program sponsor.
Helen Kerschner, Ph.D., Director of NVTC said, “On behalf of the NVTC and the STAR Awards review team, I want to congratulate the Senior Connection’s Senior Rides program for winning the 2015 Grand STAR Award of a Prius vehicle. I wish the program, its staff and its volunteers continued excellence in providing quality transportation to senior passengers in Montgomery County.”
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