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Employee Status Updated 08/12/2021: Open with Liberal Leave
Office Status: Normal
Employee Information

Senior Rides

Provides older adults with door-to-door transportation to medical appointments, social engagements, shopping, etc.

The Senior Rides Program, a program within the Department of Aging & Human Services, is funded through a grant from the Maryland Transit Administration and the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. This service is available to older adult’s age 60 years of age or older who are unable to utilize other public transportation options and lack reliable sources of transportation. Click here to view the program brochure.

Through the use of volunteer drivers, older adults are provided with door to door transportation to medical appointments, social engagements, shopping, etc. All trips are provided using the volunteer’s personal vehicle. When possible, the Department will attempt to coordinate transportation requests with other public transportation resources.

An application is required for all older adults interested in participating in the program. The Rider Application can be completed by phone, in-person, or mail.

Once accepted into the program, riders are instructed to make their requests for transportation at least 3 business days in advance for locations within the county and 5 business days for out of county destinations. Out of county rides are for medical only.

Due to the limitations of this program, transportation requests are limited to 4 per month per rider. Transportation requests are not a guarantee of service and can only be accommodated if a driver is available.

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Rider Qualifications

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Rider Responsibilities

Volunteer Driver Recruitment/Benefits:

In order to sustain the Senior Rides program there is an ongoing effort to recruit volunteer drivers. Divers are not required to volunteer a minimum number of hours per month and are offered the following benefits:

Drivers are provided with all pertinent information such as driving directions and contact information prior to the trip.

Driver Qualifications

Driver Requirements

Contact Information

Debbie Barker, Division Manager
301-475-4200, ext. 71064
Debbie.Barker@stmarysmd.com

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