Drive a Senior – North Central Austin: Helping Austin Elderly Live Independent Lives

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Drive A Senior clients and friends at annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser

This month we are breaking from tradition and instead of spotlighting a local Austin business, we are focusing on a local nonprofit: Drive A Senior – North Central Austin. This is a totally volunteer-driven organization that provides critical transportation services to the elderly in Austin who are living independently at home but who can no longer drive. They often have no family or friends living close by, so rely on Drive A Senior volunteers to get them to the doctor, dentist, pain clinic, bank, grocery store and to help with small chores around their homes. Studies have shown that seniors who live independently live longer and healthier than those who do not.

Serving Austin for almost 30 years

Drive A Senior has been providing these services for almost 30 years to seniors living in North Central Austin. They are constantly in need of volunteer drivers and donations to provide taxi vouchers when they fall short of drivers, which they often do.

How to Volunteer

Volunteers for Drive A Senior get as much as they give. Often they build strong friendships with the people they drive. Here is what a couple of our volunteers had to say about their experience as volunteer drivers:

https://www.volunteerdriving.com/portfolio-items/thats-all-i-need-a-brief-shopping-encounter/?portfolioID=347

If you would like to volunteer to be a driver or  to make a donation to Drive A Senior – North Central Austin, call 512.453.2273 or email  nc@driveasenior.org.

23rd Annual Christmas Choral Concert
Benefitting Drive A Senior

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On December 4th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Drive A Senior is presenting its 23rd Annual Christmas Choral Concert with the choirs and bell choirs of 10 local churches. This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.  While it is free and open to the public, the organization is seeking sponsorships from both individuals and businesses. 

 

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