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get out and see people, to see the trees and the city. Just riding in the car – it is like a breath of fresh air.” The program would not be possible without the help of local volunteers – who use their personal vehicles to transport seniors. According to Meredith Morgenroth, director of social and wellness services for JFS, there are more than 60,000 older adults in San Diego for whom access to transportation is a daily concern. “More than a ride, On the Go is about fueling the sense of connection, independence and mobility that defines ‘aging well,’” said Morgenroth. “To date, On the Go has provided more than 370,000 rides! This is a meaningful way to give back – our volunteers get to choose when and where they drive, and they always find the experience incredibly
Brandeis National Committee San Dieguito Chapter Brandeis enriches lives and keeps minds active through study groups, provides lifelong friendships, fun events, and taking part in community service activities, all while supporting Brandeis University. · Sample a study group (informal learning sessions, such as book group, Israel Today, music, current events, bridge) · Meet a Brandeis professor in North County at University on Wheels · Attend the annual Book & Author Luncheon · Be included in various social and cultural events · Participate in social action/community service activities Brandeis National Committee San Dieguito Chapter 858-309-8348 http://blogs.brandeis.edu/bncsandieguito/
rewarding.” Drivers can make an important difference by volunteering just a few hours a month of their time – helping seniors live with dignity in the community they love. Drivers choose who, when and where they drive, with rides averaging 10 miles round-trip. Rides can be round-trip or one-way with mileage reimbursement and secondary auto insurance provided. On the Go is the largest volunteerbased transportation service in San Diego, with more than 300 volunteer drivers who provide upwards of 2,300 rides each month throughout 32 zip codes and three regions throughout San Diego County. To learn more about how you can help or volunteer, visit www.jfssd.org/onthego or call 858-637-3050. A
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