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Ride Goal Achieved By Coronado Seniors Out & About Program

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 4:40 pm

On May 14 the City of Coronado’s Seniors Out & About met its grant ride goal by providing 4231 rides! Coronado Seniors Out & About is a volunteer driver program that provides pre-scheduled rides, for a nominal fee, to Coronado residents ages 60+. In just over two years of service to the community, volunteer drivers have provided more than 4,235 one-way rides- a number not expected to be reached until the end of June!

If you are a Coronado resident 60+ and are in need of transportation, this program may be an option for you. Trained volunteer drivers provide rides to medical offices, grocery stores, social events, fitness activities, barber/beauty shops and more. Rides are provided up to 25 miles door to door for a nominal fee ($1 to $4 depending on distance traveled). Program hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each week between 40 and 70 rides are requested, many of those for important medical appointments. With this high demand for rides, CSOA needs more volunteer drivers. If you have a California Driver’s license and can provide 4 rides a month we need your help.

To apply as either a rider or a volunteer driver or for additional information contact the City of Coronado’s Seniors Out & About at 619-522-6302, online at www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout or visit us at the John D. Spreckels Center located at 1019 Seventh Street.