The Village of Takoma Park currently offers or collaborates on the following services/programs:
The VillageRides program pairs volunteer drivers with neighbors who need help getting to medical appointments, grocery shopping, social events, etc.
To request a ride, you must first be a member of the Village of Takoma Park. Once you are a member please call 301-646-2109 to register and receive more information about the ride service, and then to request a ride once registered.
Volunteer drivers will accept the ride request based on the driver's availability. Drivers call the rider when they accept the ride request and again the day before the appointment
To volunteer to drive, call 301-646-2109 or email email@example.com.
- "Friendly Visitor Program"
This program provides a weekly contact to call or visit homebound residents. Village membership is required. Call 301-424-0656 Ext.507.
- Aging Well events
The Village hosts monthly information sessions, usually around a particular topic and with refreshments and time for socializing. Examples of past topics: storytelling, mental fitness, advance directives, money management, scams and frauds, and caregiving. Watch the calendar for more information. Village membership not required.
- Senior Stroll
Are you a Village of Takoma Park member who would like to get out for a stroll a couple of times a week, but would like someone to walk with you? We will match you with a Village volunteer to go walking with you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-646-2109.
If you have stopped driving, can no longer get around easily, and need something that you (or a friend or family member) are unable to order online or from a delivery service, we will do it for you. You may, for example, need to pick up a prescription, a package at the post office, or dry cleaning. Call the Village at 301-646-2109 and let us know what you need. We will try to fill all requests within three days, sooner if there's an emergency.
If the volunteer doing the errand needs to pay for something, we will ask you to reimburse by cash or check at the time of delivery.
- Small home repairs/tasks
In response to demand, the Village is in the process of developing and pilot testing assistance with small home repairs. The service can include help as diverse as changing light bulbs, moving furniture, or installing a doorbell. We are still defining what we can do. Call 301-646-2109 to request help or to volunteer your services.
- Support Groups: one for residents with neuromuscular disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis) and their caretakers; and a second for parents of adults with special needs. Contact the Village at 301-646-2109 by email at email@example.com. Village membership not required.