WAMU transportation reporter Jordan Pascale spent an afternoon with volunteer driver Mark O’Connor and Shepherd’s Center of Mclean-Arlington-Falls Church client Janice Palmer. The piece highlights the growing challenge that seniors face when they wish to safely age in place. As the population continues to age, the need for assistance with transportation will only grow. This story features the important role that volunteer drivers play for many in the community who do not have many affordable options.
Reporter Larry Lipman of AARP-Virginia rode along with Betty Douglass and Maya Huber of the Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church earlier this month. These articles vividly capture the essence of volunteer driving, and highlight the caring and compassionate nature of our work. The fourteen network partners of NV Rides work very hard on a daily basis to help seniors in their community safely travel to and from appointments. Click here to read more.