Herndon Village Network (HVN) has announced an exciting expansion of its services. Senior citizens at Kendrick Court Apartments are now eligible to receive much-needed transportation for doctor appointments, shopping, social outings, and more.

“Thanks to growing community support, Herndon Village Network (HVN) has sufficient funding and volunteers to begin its much-needed expansion from Herndon 20170 into Herndon 20171, and Kendrick Court Apartments is the perfect beginning,” said Penny Halpern, President of HVN’s Board of Direc- tors. “I would love to see even more neighbors vol- unteer to drive two or three times a month. That would allow HVN to offer services throughout 20171.”

Herndon Village Network currently has 100 senior citizen members, who pay only $20 per year for un- limited access to day and evening transportation on weekdays and weekends. In 2019, volunteer driv-

ers provided members 908 rides, totalling 19,578 miles. This more organized concept of neighbors helping neighbors encourages older residents to age in the Herndon community and allows them to main- tain established routines and connections, which re- sults in a higher quality of life.

Herndon Village Network (HVN) invites every se- nior citizen, age 55 or older, who no longer can drive—or who feels uncomfortable driving—to be- come a member this year. The only requirements are that members pay a $20 annual fee, schedule transportation at least 48 hours in advance, and re- side, permanently or temporarily, in the Herndon 20170 zip code or in Kendrick Court Apartments. HVN also invites volunteers interested in making a difference to join the driving team. For more infor- mation about becoming a member, volunteering as a driver, or making a donation, please send an email to herndonvillagenetworkinfo@gmail.com or visit HerndonVillageNetwork.org.