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Natural Awakenings Richmond

Helping Seniors Remain Independent

Last year, The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (TSCOR) gave 210 clients 1,300 rides to medical appointments and grocery stores with only 72 volunteer drivers. TSCOR faces challenges during this pandemic and the need for volunteers will only be greater once we all find our footing.

TSCOR clients are seniors 60 and older. They’re mobile and may have canes or walkers, but don’t use wheelchairs. They live independently, but for various reasons, no longer drive. Volunteering is easy. Volunteers choose who, when and where to drive using online scheduling. Pick up a client, drive them to their appointment, stay nearby until they’re finished and drive them home again. Grocery shopping is done either with or without the client.

TSCOR is the local affiliate of The Shepherd’s Center of America, a nationwide network that shares the mission of empowering older adults to use their wisdom and skills for the good of their communities. TSCOR has received a grant from the Pauley Family Foundation to increase their roster of drivers and reach underserved individuals and communities in the Richmond metro area.

To volunteer or for more information, call 804-355-7282 or visit TSCOR.org.