SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 25 YEARS

Senior Access was founded on the premise that our senior neighbors lead happier, healthier lives when they “age in place”. But how does one continue to live at home without viable transportation, basic chores around the home, or access to essential services?

 

  • Family members may be distant or sometimes unavailable.

  • Public transportation is not designed for individual attention and can require physical stamina some older adults do not possess.

  • Taxi service can be costly on a fixed income.


Senior Access connects volunteer drivers with seniors needing a way to get around. We focus on low-income areas, seniors who cannot afford transportation, and our aging neighbors who need a safe, reliable way to get around.

Our mission has its roots in a 1993 pilot program that revealed a high concentration of seniors over the age of 60 living in the Round Rock area. Today, Senior Access has expanded and serves the Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, and East Austin areas with pride. 

In 2021, Senior Access provided 12,013 rides and services to our clients. We currently provide services to 1,241 clients, adding about 6 new clients each week. With the help of 683 volunteers who provide rides to medical appointments and other support services and our Van Program, seniors are able to age in place. We see the need for these services continuing to grow for years to come. 

OUR VISION

Every Senior will have access to essential services.

We provide free transportation and support services that enhances independence and quality of life for all of our Senior clients.

OUR MISSION
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With a Masters in Social Work and a specialty in Geriatric Administration, Serita has been the Executive Director of Senior Access since 2004. While working as a social worker in Pflugerville, she was able to bring Senior Access services to the community in 2004.

 

She is a proud wife and mother who spends her spare time watching her daughter’s college soccer games and traveling around the USA. Serita is a die-hard Texas Tech fan and is married to a Longhorn graduate. 

 

Serita’s greatest joy is seeing the smiles of the seniors when they are able to get out of their homes and socialize with others, stating, “Senior Access allows seniors to remain a vital part of their communities and grow older with independence.”

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Sherrie Rose has a background in Sociology and Marketing Management. She and her family have lived in the Pflugerville area for 23 years.

 

Sherrie was very close to her grandparents, great-aunts, and uncles while growing up and has a soft spot for that age group. As a teenager, she helped her 85-year-old aunt get around after her aunt decided to quit driving. Sherrie enjoys her memories of the fun they had going to the grocery store and local department stores together; all while her Aunt shared many of her fond memories. 

 

Sherrie loves the opportunity she has to share her love for seniors while also working with a great group of people who love to serve.

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Regina joins Senior Access to collect stories from clients and volunteers as well as creating content for our social media pages.

 

Before that, Regina, a strong communicator and passionate about helping the community, was the Emmy nominated News Anchor/Reporter for Univision 62 in Central Texas, the Spanish language TV station for 14 years.


Regina was born in Portland, Oregon but moved at the age of two to her parent’s homeland, Venezuela. She moved back to the United States in 2002 at the age of 21 and began her career in jprint and TV media. 

 

When Regina is out of the office, she enjoys hiking, salsa dancing, traveling and relaxing with her husband Fred and children Ava and Abel. 

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Gina has a passion for her family and has a dream that all of her grown children will one day live near her. She thrives being organized and uses her skills to help the business side of Senior Access.

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MELINDA ROSS

After many years of volunteering at her children's schools and with school band, she decided she needed something that got her out of the concessions stand - at least a little bit.  She began volunteering with Senior Access as a way to give back in a different way than she ever had before.

 

Melinda states, “I enjoy interacting with the Seniors that use our service, and getting to know them better. After a couple of years of volunteering, I had the opportunity to begin working in the office as an employee, but I am still able to volunteer as a driver a couple of times a month.“

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LYNDA YOUNG

Lynda began as a volunteer driver with Senior Access 3 years ago and then volunteered in the office one day a week. She now works three mornings each week in the office as a transportation coordinator. 

 

She has always enjoyed working with senior clients, stating, “ I love to hear the stories about their lives, and I find them to be inspirational in my own life.“  

 

When she is not working or volunteering, her other passion is quilting.   Lynda's pleasure comes from putting together colors in all kinds of patterns. She also enjoys giving the quilts to other people.   She states that working pays for her quilting addiction, which may or may not be an accurate statement.

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TIM McNUTT
VAN DRIVER

Tim spent 20 + years as an administrator of employee benefits with National Plan Administrators. He is a true central Texas guy - born and raised in Columbus, TX and attended Blinn College in Brenham, TX.  He loves the county life even though he lives in the city of Austin with his wife Janice, and their daughter, Emily, whi is a student at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX.  His favorite time is being in the country cutting grass on his tractor while listening to music with his ear buds. He is a trustee at the Pflugerville FUMC.

Tim has a passion for being with “seasoned adults”.  It’s a true pleasure helping them with their everyday lives and listening to their stories.  He feels that he receives more from them than he ever could give to them.

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LINDSAY GATH

Lindsay comes to Senior Access with over 10 years of experience in medical transcription and a background in Health Sciences and Psychology. She was born and raised in the Austin area. When she’s not in the office or out visiting with our new clients, she stays busy watching her two kids both play sports - football and basketball. In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time outdoors, and travel with her husband and kids whenever possible.

 

As the Client Coordinator & Social Director, Lindsay completes intake assessments on potential Senior Access clients and works to organize and plan our monthly social event (Grand Adults Day). She loves visiting with our clients, making genuine connections, and hearing more about their lives and the stories they share with her.