Why we need more clients in NW Sydney ….

by convenor on 14/08/2014

HillsCarPal is a Seniors Transportation service aimed at helping Shut-in Seniors who no longer drive. And it’s coming up to its 200th Ride.


Calling on a panel of nearly 30 volunteer drivers to function, HillsCarPal services the whole of The Hills Shire and adjacent areas. But currently it has only two (2) clients registered from the rural areas of The Hills Shire.

Connie enjoys her Rides with HillsCarPal


One client, Connie, from a Dural retirement village has been able to visit her incapacitated friend at a Glenorie farm a couple of times and also to attend physio appointments in Castle Hill.


Connie says, “I have a wonderful family who takes me anywhere and everywhere I need to go. But occasionally, HillsCarPal has filled the gap when family are on holidays or out of town. It’s a great option for getting out and about when I need to.”


Yet another, Stephen, a resident of Kenthurst has been able to visit a (new) doctor’s surgery at Rouse Hill where he arranged future home visits, which his previous doctor had terminated.


HillsCarPal is calling for more clients from areas like Kenthurst, Dural, Glenorie and Maroota to match them with its current panel of volunteer drivers from these areas.


Enrolling with HillsCarPal is easy. Just call Hills Community Aid on 02 9639 8620 (Mon – Fri) and ask for John Phone 9639 8620 IconMcQuarrie.


Anyone interested in volunteering as a driver or facilitator is always welcome and can subscribe at: www.hillscarpal.org.au



The HillsCarPal Team

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