As the third largest populous county in the state of Wisconsin, Waukesha County has seen an increased need for senior help. By 2030, 24.6% of Waukesha County’s population will be 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 around 20 requests for rides each week because we don’t have enough volunteers.
About Eras Senior Network
Waukesha County seniors age 60+ and adults age 18+ with disabilities rely on Eras Senior Network for rides to healthcare appointments, delivery of grocery stores orders and stock boxes, and weekly friendly phone visits. Services are offered at no charge to help continue to live independently on a fixed income.
Volunteers are needed:
Provide rides for essential healthcare appointments using your own car, in your community of choice, when you are available.
Pick up and deliver food to clients. Volunteers are needed for ongoing delivery of stock boxes of food and pick ups of food ordered from local grocery stores.
Become a phone friend to a senior who is isolating to protect their health. Check in weekly or every two weeks to ensure that seniors have sufficient food and medication, and chat with them to help them know that the community cares.