Herkimer HealthNet Executive Director Elyse Enea, left, presents a $3,700 check to Rae Raffle-Maxson of Herkimer County Catholic Charities in support of its RIDE Program that provides health care transportation in rural communities for residents aged 55 and over. Enea said one of the primary barriers in access to health care in rural communities is transportation. “The RIDE program is a critical service for older individuals who may not have other alternatives for transportation,” said Enea, noting RIDE supports transportation for seniors to their medical appointments. RSVP volunteers serve as dispatchers and drivers to operate the RIDE program. However, the program is in need of volunteer drivers. If anyone is interested, contact Raffle-Maxson at 315-894-9917.
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