Herkimer HealthNet Supports RIDE in Herkimer County

July 13th, 2021

Herkimer HealthNet Supports Medical Transportation in Herkimer County

HERKIMER, NY- Herkimer HealthNet Executive Director Elyse Enea presents a
check in the amount of $2,500 to the Catholic Charities RIDE Program.

RIDE, which stands for Retired Individuals Driving Elderly, is a
volunteer-based program that provides transportation and companionship for
older adults to their medical appointments. As stated in Catholic Charities
website, ‘Since 1985, the Herkimer County RIDE Program serves to recruit and
place senior volunteers in assignments designed to address the critical
needs in the community. Also supported by the Corporation for National and
Community Service, Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, and State Offices
for the Aging, volunteers serve throughout Herkimer County. RSVP volunteers
are part of the Senior Service Corps, with over 400,000 members and 700
chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and
Guam.

According to Herkimer County HealthNet’s Executive Director Elyse Enea,
“Herkimer HealthNet is pleased to support the Catholic Charities RIDE
Program. Transportation continues to be one of the primary barriers in
access to health care, especially in rural communities. This will aide in
the effort to provide access to older adults who may not have other
alternatives for transportation, the opportunity to attend doctors’
appointments.”

More information about RIDE can be found by contacting Catholic Charities at
https://herkimercountyrsvp.org/ or by calling 315-894-9917. More information
about Herkimer County HealthNet can be obtained by calling (315) 867-1552 or
visiting https://www.healthnetinc.org/.

The Mission of Herkimer County HealthNet is to improve the health and
well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer
County.