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Take the Driver’s Seat

Volunteers Needed for New Transportation Program

Jessica RielJessica RielSay, it’s Monday, and 87-year-old Jane’s daughter-in-law has driven her from her house in Erving to see her primary care physician in Greenfield. The doctor wants Jane to visit a specialist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield as soon as possible, so the receptionist schedules the appointment for her – next Friday at 9 a.m. That gives Jane just under two weeks to make travel arrangements.

Jane’s daughter-in-law and son are both busy that day. Due to her mobility issues, Jane will not be able to make it to the bus stop on her own.

What is Jane to do?

That’s where volunteers for the new "Rides for Health" program at LifePath will come in.

Because the program is new, volunteers are still needed. Becoming a volunteer is simple. After completing the application process, you will attend a half-day of training in Turners Falls on October 29, from 1-5 pm., where you will enjoy light refreshments and meet your fellow volunteers while developing an understanding of the safe provision of services. For application materials and more information, contact Trevor Boeding, Program Director, at 413-773-5555x2241 or 978-544-2259x2241 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 22.

R4HRead more about Rides for Health.