The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center has been chosen as the next MyRide Volunteer Senior Transportation Program to be launched in the South Central Tennessee District Program.

The South Central Tennessee Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Disability received a grant for three MyRide Programs, one each over a period of three years, according to Samantha Freeman, who serves as director of Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center.

“MyRide is a program that relies solely on volunteer drivers driving their own vehicles, to provide requested rides for seniors,” she explained.  

“MyRide provides door-through-door assisted transportation for seniors age 60 and older needing extra assistance in and out of their home and their destinations.”

According to Freeman, MyRide offers transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store, senior center or meal site, barber/beauty salon, family visits and other trips within the county. Trips are restricted to a three-hour limit, with a limit of three stops per trip.

MyRide is made possible through a grant from the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III, from the SeniorTrust/Elder Settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

Although still in the planning stages now, MyRide Lincoln is set to kick off in late April or early May.

For more information, you can contact Freeman at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center at 931-433-7271 or email her at faysrct2@fpunet.com. The Senior Center is located at 908 Washington Street West in Fayetteville.

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