This week Dr. Tracie Harrison, the Center's director, was interviewed for a student feature on Austin's Drive a Senior program.
The program has been serving Austin seniors since the mid-1980s. Currently, volunteers serve more than 2,500 seniors driving them to appointments and errands. Dr. Harrison says the program is filling a critical need by helping seniors live in place longer and remain independent. It also can create an intergenerational opportunity, and provide sometimes the only consistent person in an older adult's life that can pick up on health changes they may be experiencing like depression or pain.
See how the program is making a difference to curb senior social isolation.