NV Rides October 2020 Newsletter

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Telling the NV Rides Story

NV Rides is excited to debut our new promotional video. Our team embarked on this project last winter, with the goal of rolling it out during Older Americans Month in May. The project was halted midway through as the COVID crisis began. When the stay home orders lifted, our producers modified their studio to keep all participants safe. A huge thank you to our drivers and riders from Herndon Village Network, SCOVRH, SCAS and SCWFC who shared their insights about why volunteer driver programs are so critical for adults who wish to age in place. Click here to watch, or on the image below.
A young woman smiles at the passenger in the back seat as she exits the car. They've become friends through the NV Rides program that provides transportation services through its partner organizations. Both are happy because transportation for seniors is now solved!

Volunteer Transportation Helping Isolated Seniors

On September 22, NV Rides presented a workshop on how volunteer driver programs help socially isolated seniors at the National Associations of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Virtual Conference.

The presentation highlighted the importance of having access to transportation in preventing social isolation among older adults, and how NV Rides and volunteer driver programs and services continue to evolve and adapt in response to COVID-19.

NV Rides collaborated with with enGaged :The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, a program of n4a, and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) to present this workshop.

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Employment Opportunities with NV Rides Partners

Several of our partners are looking to fill positions at their organizations. Please help us spread the word about these wonderful opportunities:

Shepherd’s Center of McLean, Arlington and Falls Church
This all-volunteer organization is looking for a part-time Executive Director (ED) to serve as the “face” and point of contact for SCMAFC in the community. The ED serves as a resource for our Board of Directors and facilitates communication and collaboration among Board committee chairs, who manage and execute most of the day-to-day operations. A modest honorarium will be offered in recognition of the importance of this role.

If you have a bachelor's degree, collaborative leadership skills, enjoy working in an all-volunteer organization devoted to helping older adults, please consider this opportunity. Contact Carol Edelstein at carol.edelstein@verizon.net or call 703-627-5013 or click here for more information.

Shepherd’s Center serving Oakton, Vienna, Herndon and Reston
The ED position provides a challenging opportunity for a leader with the passion, skills, energy and proven ability to lead an organization and capitalize on the growing national concern for successful aging in place.

The ED reports to a 15-person Board of Directors, is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of the organization, and has overall responsibility for SC’s community outreach, operations, and fundraising. This includes the management of a small staff (3), the coordination of 250 volunteers, and responsibility for an annual budget of $250-300K. Click here for more information,

Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield
The SCAS Office Director works independently to manage all administrative activities of the organization in coordination with volunteers and with the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield (SCAS) Board of Directors. Part time hours are 9:30am-1:00pm Monday through Friday. Salary is $14-$15 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. To learn more or submit your resume to shepherdscas@vacoxmail.com or call 703- 941-1419.

Upcoming: Blood Drives at the Pozez JCC in Fairfax

The Pozez Jewish Community Center, NV Rides' sponsoring agency, will be holding several blood drives powered by the American Red Cross on November 3, December 24, December 31 and March 8.

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, blood supplies are very low, and your donation is much needed. If you are able, please consider giving back to your community with this critical need. To sign up click here.
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The County of Fairfax, Virginia logo. It is the seal of the county with an orange border with the words of the county.
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