The Northfield Bank Foundation awards the Hopewell Valley Senior Foundation and Hopewell Valley Senior Services $7,000 to support the Hopewell Valley Rides Program.
Senior Services Coordinator Randi Knechel receives a donation check from the Northfield Bank Foundation to help support Hopewell Valley Rides, which provides low-cost transportation for seniors and the disabled who can no longer drive and do not live in the vicinity of public transportation routes. This program helps our seniors to live independently and still perform errands, attend appointments, and attend social events while not relying on transportation from a family member or friend.
About Hopewell Valley Rides
Seniors register with Hopewell Valley Rides, a service through Hopewell Valley Senior Services, and contribute $5 per ride voucher (each voucher is good for a one-way ride). By registering with Hopewell Valley Rides, our residents save the annual $40 registration fee and receive priority scheduling with RideProvide, an agency of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association. The voucher then allows them to call RideProvide and schedule a one-way or round trip ride (registered caregivers ride with the participant for free). RideProvide picks up the participants and takes them wherever they need to go within the three municipalities of Hopewell Valley. The vouchers are sold in bundles by Hopewell Valley Senior Services, and RideProvide invoices Senior Services for the full cost of the ride(s). The full cost per ride invoiced is $14.70, so Senior Services is responsible for the $9.70 unfunded portion of each ride. HVSF raises funds to help subsidize the unfunded voucher cost to help keep the cost to the senior at a minimum.
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