Having someone chauffeur you around town can feel pretty luxurious. For 75-year-old Artis Hoiland, having a chauffeur is a must.
"He's wonderful. It's just more than I can say," said Hoiland.
She had open heart surgery in her 50s, and a stroke left her with poor vision in her right eye. Without Active Generations' "Workers on Wheels" program, Artis wouldn't be able to get to her doctor's appointments.
"There is no way. I'd have to cancel it," said Hoiland.
Unfortunately, canceling rides for she and others might happen soon.
"This time of year with the snow birds we run short, and we are in desperate need right now for additional drivers," said Active Generations' program coordinator LaRae Claus en.
Right now, the "Workers on Wheels" program needs five to ten more volunteers.
"We serve clients that don't have anyone else to help them, so we do have to leave them stranded if they can't get to the bus. A taxi is the only alternative," said Clausen.
That's something Hoiland doesn't want to think about.
"We need them so desperately. We would have no way of getting around."