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Go Rides is an all-volunteer, no-fee organization designed to assist senior residents in the Greater Olney area, including Olney, Brookville, Ashton, Sandy Spring, North East Rockville, and northwest Burtonsville to age in their homes. Go Rides provides seniors with Transportation, Friendly Calls, and pick up of pre-paid groceries and pharmaceuticals. We enable a community where neighbors help seniors.
Go Rides's TRANSPORTATION services help seniors get to the hospital, to the store, to a doctor’s appointment, or to a social gathering within about a 10 to 15-mile radius of downtown Olney. Call 301-446-2512 to request a ride.
When calling, leave your name, address, phone number, and email (if you use one) with our operators. It is best to give us a week’s notice before your anticipated ride. Our scheduler will get back to you as soon as the ride has been scheduled to verify the details.
Go Rides offers to pick up for pre-paid groceries and pharmaceutical supplies.
Go Rides' FRIENDLY CALLS PROGRAM provides daily free, friendly phone calls to Olney area seniors. For people living alone, the service provides at least one brief social contact during the day. For others, the phone call provides reassurance that someone has checked in on them that day. Please note that this is a social call only and is not a substitute for a telemedicine provider, medical alert or counseling service.
Seniors or their caregivers can contact us at 301-446-2512 to enroll in this program. Friendly Calls Program participants need to provide basic information to register for the program, including names of emergency contacts so that volunteers and staff may have information in case a problem requires follow-up. The participant must be willing to provide this information and accept and participate in phone calls.
Go Rides depends on dedicated volunteers to deliver services. Volunteering has many benefits, and it is the easiest way to have your spirits lifted. You can help make a difference in a senior’s life.
We Need Volunteers
Call 301-446-2512 to become a Go Rides volunteer today