Our Story

Take You There: A Ride Makes A Difference

In 2001, the Howard County Office on Aging conducted extensive research which projected that the county’s senior population would double by the year 2020.  Seniors surveyed in the study identified health care and a lack of transportation options as their top two concerns. Neighbor Ride was founded in 2004 to address these concerns with a safe, friendly and reliable means of senior transportation designed to strengthen connections and help older community members live the life they love. Over the past 15 years, we’ve done more than just get our members from point A to point B. We’ve empowered them to maintain independence and connect to the people and things that matter most.

At Neighbor Ride, we believe that:

  • Every senior should enjoy the full benefits of being connected to people, services and activities that add meaning and value to their lives.
  • Volunteers deserve rewarding work that fits into their lives and contributes to our community.
  • Our community benefits when individuals of all ages can play active and productive roles.

Mission

Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County’s seniors by providing the comfort and peace of mind of affordable, passenger-focused transportation services through a reliable, volunteer-based system.

View archives of our annual reports and IRS-990s.

Meet our staff and volunteer ride coordinators who help keep our wheels turning!

Vision

To continue and expand Neighbor Ride’s unique capability to offer local transportation that benefits the health and well-being of Howard County’s seniors and strengthens the community as a whole.