This letter is in response to “Seniors need Twin Falls transportation”, in last week’s Idaho Mountain Express.
At the Senior Connection, we have long recognized the need of our seniors for transport to and from medical appointments both in the valley and regionally. To address this, in 2017, we partnered with Interlink Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) in Twin Falls. The Senior Connection recruits volunteers, takes the calls from those needing a ride, and tries to pair their schedule with a volunteer who drives them to and from their appointments. IVC provides mileage reimbursement to our volunteer drivers. Each driver provides their own vehicle and insurance while IVC provides excess auto and general liability insurance.
The more volunteer drivers in our pool, the more often we are able to accommodate a senior, or any community resident, who needs a ride. Our volunteer coordinator pairs riders and drivers in relation to their individual schedules. It sometimes happens that there is not a volunteer available for a certain time/day and we are working to recruit more volunteers so that happens less often.
If you would like to make a true difference in someone’s life, please consider becoming one of our volunteer drivers. If medical transport is not a fit for you, we have many other volunteer opportunities available and your time is truly valued and appreciated. Call us at 208-788-3468 for more information, or check out our website www.seniorconnectionidaho.org
Community Relations Manager
The Senior Connection