To the Editor:
I was just wondering if there are any people in the area who would be willing to help a fellow neighbor to get to a medical appointment, dialysis appointment, grocery shopping, or to or from adult day care.
I am in charge of transportation for the town of New Scotland and our program runs on the generosity of volunteers. This time of year is really hard since so many of the volunteers are retired and go to Florida or on the day they transport are ill or have just gotten to the point they realize they are not sure about driving others.
We have a car and two buses (for social events, no special license required) and we need volunteers.
If a person could commit to driving a senior in the town’s car with our gas and insurance on a Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 3, a Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. or 12:45 to 3 p.m. (some weeks just 2 to 3 p.m.), these are the slots I really need help with.
However, it is truly a volunteer position; if something comes up, just let me know as soon as possible and I will try to find someone to fill in.
Please, please consider giving me a call; all you need is a clean license and a giving heart.
Susan D. Kidder
Senior Outreach Liaison
Town of New Scotland