WILSON RIDES

Wilson Rides helps to preserve the quality of life and foster a connected community for older adults in Wilson County by providing safe transportation to local destinations.

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Wilson County is changing the face of aging with services to reduce isolation and support the active lifestyles of our older adults. Wilson County, TN has three cities - Mount Juliet, Lebanon, and Watertown. There is no public transportation and only one cab company that serves mainly Lebanon, TN. In 2019, 23,195 adults in Wilson County were over the age of 65, 20% lived alone and 6% of these households did not have a car. Tennessee ranks 49th for support of family caregivers and it is estimated that the population of Tennsseans 65+ will increase by 50% between 2019 and 2030 with an increase in Wilson County alone of of 44%. In 2021, Wilson Rides Inc. plans to give back to our community by providing volunteer drivers and services to fill the gap in transportation services with indivdual, scheduled ride services in Wilson County, TN. Older adults want to be as independent as possible and need transportation to shopping, grocery stores, hair apointments, doctor's appointments, pharmacies, visits to friends and lunch dates and/or visit spouses in assisted living or nursing homes. Wilson Rides Inc. transportation services will reduce isolation, help seniors stay connected, reduce burdens on caretakers and give older adults a sense of purpose and meaning in life - something to look forward to.

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