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Help Drive a Senior in Need

As the third largest populous county in the state of Wisconsin, Waukesha County has seen an increased need for senior help. In 2010, it was estimated that one out of every seven residents in the county was 65 years or older. Many of the aging seniors cannot drive themselves anymore or don’t feel comfortable driving on certain roads or longer distances. Many rely on much needed volunteers for rides for medical, financial, or location reasons.

With the rapidly growing elderly population in the county, we face challenges in trying to help our seniors get from place to place and remain as independent as possible so they can stay in their homes, while receiving the help and respect they deserve.

We are currently turning down between 20-25 requests for rides each week because we don’t have enough volunteers.

Help Turn Our Challenges into Your Opportunities!

Our Challenges

Your Opportunities

Many of our seniors are in need of services that are outside the county limits such as critical medical appointments in Milwaukee.
While a 5 minute drive to the store is convenient, it doesn’t give you time to build a relationship. And, leverage the “downtime” you’ve got during the appointment to get caught up on your reading!
Many people in Waukesha County are familiar with their community, but not the surrounding areas.
We offer staff support such as directions for volunteers who might not have GPS access.
Some Waukesha County seniors are waiting 2+ weeks for groceries because we don’t have enough volunteers
Making volunteer driving part of your routine can help you stick to your own goals to shop regularly for healthier foods, meal plan, and save money!
People are often concerned about helping others out of the car or into an appointment from the parking lot.
We offer handicapped parking permits and swivel cushions to our volunteer drivers to make driving clients with mobility issues a little easier.

Help Turn Our Challenges into Your Opportunities!

Many of our seniors are in need of services that are outside the county limits such as critical medical appointments in Milwaukee.
While a 5 minute drive to the store is convenient, it doesn’t give you time to build a relationship. And, leverage the “downtime” you’ve got during the appointment to get caught up on your reading!
Many people in Waukesha County are familiar with their community, but not the surrounding areas.
We offer staff support such as directions for volunteers who might not have GPS access.
Some Waukesha County seniors are waiting 2+ weeks for groceries because we don’t have enough volunteers
Making volunteer driving part of your routine can help you stick to your own goals to shop regularly for healthier foods, meal plan and save money!
People are often concerned about helping others out of the car or into an appointment from the parking lot.
We offer handicapped parking permits and swivel cushions to our volunteer drivers to make driving clients with mobility issues a little easier.

Volunteer Now!

A driver application, valid drivers license, auto insurance and background check are required. You must be 18 years of age to volunteer drive. Don’t have a car or insurance? No problem, there are many ways to help a senior in need!

See how you can help serve the cause.

About ERAs Senior Network

In 2007, RSVP of Waukesha County and Interfaith Caregiving Network merged to become ERAs Senior Network – a community-centered non-profit organization serving Waukesha County. With more than 54 years of experience, we serve more than 1,000 seniors and adults with disabilities each year and coordinate more than 2,300 volunteers.

In addition to supporting seniors with transportation, ERAs Senior Network also assists seniors with:

  • A senior is matched with a volunteer that has similar interests and can come to their home at a scheduled time to talk, play cards, read a book, and other fun activities.

  • Volunteers will call to talk with a senior or just make sure they’re doing okay.

  • Volunteers may also help fill out forms, pay bills, or balance a checkbook.

  • If a caregiver needs a break to run errands or do some personal business, our volunteers can help care for a senior while they are away.

Address:
210 NW Barstow Street, Suite 101
Waukesha, WI 53188

 

Website:
eraswaukesha.org

ERAs Senior Network