The Volunteer Transportation Program is now running in Georgetown. As of early October, we have six volunteer drivers and five riders signed up and rides have commenced. If you are interested in this program or would like to learn more about it, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 387-0440. You could also call People Plus, the operators of the program directly at 729-0757. The program is completely confidential. Riders would be asked to make a donation for the ride, but that wouldn't be required if they were unable to pay.
Here are the forms that apply;
When a person is no longer able to drive, they must rely on family, friends, or neighbors to get them to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, hair appointments, visiting friends, and more. For example, if someone doesn't have a driver available to, a taxi ride from Georgetown Center to Midcoast Hospital is $50.00 round trip.
Many Georgetown residents currently provide an amazing amount of support in driving other folks, but they are often very busy and may be aging themselves. Our goal is to provide another option for those who may not reliably have this support and take some of the pressure off current ride providers.
If you have any suggestions, please let us know. The best solution will be one that comes from participation by as many town folks as possible.