Widow gets to doctor with the help of R.I.D.E.
Joyce Sirota, a recent widow living in Kinneret Apartments, is just one client JFS Orlando has helped. Joyce suffers with a detached retina, has difficulty standing long periods of time and can no longer drive a car by herself. Through JFS Orlando’s Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (R.I.D.E.) program, Joyce is able to get to and from doctor appointments allowing her to remain independent.
“I’m alone for the first time in my life”, says Joyce. “I’ve outlived my husband and our money. I’m living on his social security and it’s just not enough. I’m trying to save where ever I can. Everything is so expensive. I don’t drive anymore. Getting a ride from JFS Orlando to my doctor appointments, and not being aggravated, has been wonderful.”
Please help us continue to meet the needs of the community through your financial support. The more generous you are, the more services we can provide to our neighbors and friends in the greatest of need, just like Joyce.