Ready Rides is still operating during this time. We have adjusted our services to reflect the recommendations in place and to protect both our drivers and riders while still remaining available to those most vulnerable without taking them from their homes to incur possible contact with the virus.
We are still providing rides to patients who require life sustaining services such as dialysis, blood transfusions, injections etc. We will take each request as they come in and assess the depth of the need. We are suspending all rides to counseling, physical therapy and general health and dental checkups. We recommend you utilize family friends and neighbors who you already have regular contact with to help provide rides during this short suspension.
A service we are adding to our registered riders is pharmacy pickups and food pantry and grocery pickups. If you have placed an order with Walmart.com or Hannaford.com we have volunteers who will pickup these orders and bring them to your door with minimal contact.
If you are unable to order online and you are in desperate need of help with acquiring food or some necessity here are some resources.
Currently if you live in the town of : Durham call 868-2324 and they will assist Newfields call 772-9010 ask for Helping hands and they will assist
Barrington, Lee, Madbury, New Market, Northwood, Barrington, Nottingham and Strafford towns do not directly have things in place yet. Call us here at 244-8719 and we will do our best to find a way to get you the help you need.
What Ready Rides does during normal operation:
Ready Rides provides transportation at no charge for the elderly & disabled residents living in: Barrington, Durham, Lee, Madury, Newfields, Newmarket, Northwood, Nottingham, Strafford NH, USA. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers using their own vehicles. Accessible rides available.
For older people that don’t have a car, have poor mobility, find it difficult to use public transport or that live in rural areas with poor transport links, it can be difficult to get out and about. This can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness and a lack of independence. Ready Rides provides community transport to support older people to live more independent lives. Ready Rides provides one on one individual rides for passengers to their specific appointments. Many times the same driver will wait during the appointment and also be the return driver. On occasion a passenger will have a different driver to their appointment than the driver who picks them up and takes them home. Our drivers are all very caring volunteers who use their own vehicles to provide rides and find it both a pleasure to drive the regular riders and nice to meet the new or just occasional rider.
To request information about registering as a rider or becoming a volunteer driver, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 244-8719. You can find an Application for riders and a Volunteer Application can be printed from this website and emailed or mailed to Ready Rides P.O. Box 272 Northwood, NH 03261. Be sure to also print out our service description.
For other transportation options available in the region, please visit ACT’s Community Transportation Directory
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