WILSON RIDES

OUR MISSION: 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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Why Wilson Rides?

Wilson County is changing the face of aging with services to reduce isolation and support the active lifestyles of our older adults. As transportation continues to rank as a top need for senior adults in Wilson County, Wilson Rides will operate a Volunteer Driver program for residents of Wilson County age 55+ and support senior adults by keeping them connected to the community, providing mobility for maintaining health and quality of life, and creating valuable relationships between Volunteer Drivers and Riders.

Senior 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. 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.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eliigible to use Wilson Rides?

Wilson County residents who are 55+ who are no longer driving, driving seldomly or not driving currently are eligible. Future Riders will need to become a member of Wilson Rides, complete a short in person, at home evaluation to insure eligibility. Call the Wilson Rides office at 615-622-5557 for more information.

Where can I take Wilson Rides to?

Wilson Rides' members may request rides to any destination in Wilson County. Rides may be utilized for trips to medical appointments, pharmacies, the grocery store, the bank, senior centers and other locations.

When are rides available?

Wilson Rides will begin giving rides in late May of 2021. Rides are currently available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Rides must be completed during these hours. Rides must be requested at least 7 days in advance.

How do I become a Volunteer Driver?

Call Wilson Rides' office at 615-622-5557 for more information or email gayelynn@wilsonridesinc.org. A Voluntter Driver application will be emailed to you.

What is the time commitment to be a Volunteer Driver?

Volunteer Drivers are asked to commit to at least 1-2 rides per month. Roundtrip rides should be completed in three hours or less with a maximum of two stops between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Volunteer Drivers will self-assign themselves to rides using the Wilson Rides assisted ride software program.

What is required to become a Volunteer Driver?

Volunteer Drivers must be at least 21 years of age, have 5 years of driving experience, complete a Wilson Rides orientation program, provide a valid driver's license, current on vehicle insurance, successfully complete a driving and criminal background check and have use of a clean, safe, reliable car.

Have more questions?

Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions or call 615-622-5557; or email gayelynn@wilsonridesinc.org.