Non-Emergency Medical Transport
Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult to find, especially if the appointment requires a friend or family member to pick you up after the procedure. With transportation becoming an increasingly prevalent issue for seniors, adults with disabilities, and veterans, RSVP of Carroll County has a program in place to provide volunteer drivers and escorts to medical appointments.
What is Medical Mobility?
Medical Mobility is a transportation program within RSVP of Carroll County that provides rides to medical doctor’s appointments for ambulatory seniors, adults with disabilities and veteran. The program allows for travel beyond county lines, which is frequently necessary for accessing specialized services. It also allows clients to stay secure, comfortable, independent and living in their homes for as long as possible.
How does it work?
Volunteer drivers receive DMV and criminal background checks prior to transporting client. They use their own cars to transport the clients to their appointments and can wait for the duration of procedure before taking them home. The service is offered throughout Carroll County. Rides can be scheduled on weekdays from 9:00am-4pm with the RSVP Transportation Coordinator, and at least a 24-hour notice is requested, but rides cannot be guaranteed as they depend on the availability of the volunteer drivers. Medical transportation service is provided at “No Cost” to the client, however, donations are welcomed. Please call for more details and schedule your ride today!
Meals on Wheels Delivery
RSVP’s Meals on Wheels vetted volunteer driver deliver healthy nutritious meals to older adults and adults with disabilities.
Our mission is to assist frail and older adults and adults with disabilities to remain in their homes for as long as possible in an independent and dignified manner. Our trained drivers not only deliver nutritious meals, but also provide daily safety checks, resource information, and peace of mind for the participants and their loved ones.
The meals are prepared at four locations throughout Carroll County: Gibson Center for Senior Services, Moultonboro-Sandwich Meals Program, Ossipee Concerned Citizens, and Wolfeboro Meals on Wheels.
Overall, the program successfully helps to reduce or prevent malnutrition, ensure safety, reduce isolation and to keep folks at home where they prefer to be.
The RSVP Bone Builders Program relies upon weight training and balance exercises to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength, balance and bone density. Participants reported increased strength, better balance, more energy and feelings of well-being.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends engaging in both weight-bearing exercise (like walking, climbing stairs, dancing and yard work) and muscle-strengthening exercise to build and maintain bone density. It’s never too late to start a bone-healthy program even if you already have osteoporosis.
All classes are FREE! Participants can join an on-going class at anytime or join with others to initiate a new class. RSVP will help provide Volunteer Trainers, locate a donated site, and supply the required weights at no cost. To join a class participates must obtain clearance from their physician.
For more information on the Bone Builders Program please contact Doris Dreyer at (603) 356-9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Bone Builders Participant Release Form.
Download the Bone Builders Health Care Provider Release. (Must be signed by doctor)
Download the Bone Builders Class Schedule.