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Reston Community Center’s ‘RCC Rides’ Program Wins Statewide Award

by Jennifer van der Kleut — November 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Reston Rides Award/Credit: Reston Community CenterA new Reston program has picked up an accolade for the assistance it brings to local senior citizens.

Reston Community Center’s “RCC Rides” program recently won the award for Best New Program at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, held earlier this month in Roanoke.

RCC Rides offers door-to-door rides to senior citizens age 55 and older who live within the Reston limits. Local seniors can request rides to everything from doctor’s appointments to shopping or to RCC social events and enrichment activities.

Rides are offered free-of-charge by local volunteers, whom RCC staff praised as they accepted their award earlier this month.

“We are honored to receive this award, but we would not be successful without our volunteer drivers,” Eileen Boone, RCC’s leisure and learning director, said in a statement. “Our volunteers are the heroes of this program and we thank them for their commitment and passion.”

Since the program launched in July of 2015, more than 1,000 rides have been offered to local seniors, according to RCC staff. The program now includes more than 147 regular riders and 43 drivers.RCC Rides Driver and Volunteer/Credit: RCC

Local seniors can find out more information about RCC Rides online.

Local drivers who would like to volunteer to a driver for RCC Rides can sign up online.

Photo courtesy of Reston Community Center

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