Frail Elders in Sherman, Texas, Get Rides to Appointments, Companionship

Faith in Action: Replication of the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program

During 1996 and 1997, staff at the Texoma Senior Citizens Foundation developed a program that primarily provided transportation to frail elders in the Sherman, Texas, area.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program, Faith in Action®, Generation 2 and Generation 3 national program.

Key Results

  • Transportation accounted for 90 percent of the program's services. The project recruited 45 active volunteers (who served 48 people).