NEWSBRIEF: Volunteer with East Side Elders

Did you know that East Side Elders provided over 1,600 rides to seniors on the East Side last year?  With the help of volunteers, the group helps older adults get to medical appointments, the bank, the grocery store, and other errands.  Each ride helps a senior remain an active, vital part of the community.  One of the volunteer drivers, Emily, shared why she thinks it’s important to help seniors remain a vital part of the community: “Quite simply, because it’s their community, too. They helped build it through their contributions. A community is a living, breathing thing that requires all generations to thrive. It is where, like everyone else, older adults have made their home. And they should be nurtured by it for as long as humanly possible.” 

As East Side Elders receives more and more requests for help from seniors in the community, it needs to grow its team of volunteer drivers.  Join the team by applying online at www.EastSideElders.org/Volunteer or by calling 651-683-2326. Volunteer drivers have a flexible schedule and help out when they can, as often as they choose. Gas cards are also available for volunteer drivers.

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