Greater Olney Rides, Inc. is a cost-effective, and rewarding way for citizens in Olney to provide—and receive—those services.


Welcome to Greater Olney Rides

Greater Olney Rides Services

Greater Olney Rides, Inc. takes pride in the services it offers seniors. It is truly a program of neighbors helping seniors. All our services are FREE. We rely on volunteers from the Olney area to deliver our services. Anyone over 60 in the Greater Olney area can use our services. We also serve those outside our service area who need transportation to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.


What We Offer


GO Ride's transportation services help seniors get to the hospital, to the store, to a doctor’s appointment, or a social gathering anywhere in Montgomery County. Each person who would like to receive rides from GO Rides must first complete the transportation application. Once completed we will notify you when you may begin requesting rides.

Special Deliveries

This service can be used for pick-up needs such as (but not limited to) groceries, prescriptions, library books, and more. Once a volunteer is confirmed for your pick-up, you will need to share the pick-up details with our volunteer including location, time, and a confirmation number if applicable. Our drivers will arrange to leave your package at your front door to reduce physical contact.


Experience the best service with us

At Olney Home For Life, we believe that truly caring for the elderly takes more than just a professional staff; it takes your whole family. Olney Home For Life, Inc. exists to provide the support services necessary to make living at home the full and meaningful experience it should be. Our staff understand that process, and they work hard to make sure that every Olney resident receives our best efforts whenever they need us.

Safe and Reliable

Olney Home For Life, Inc. staff go the extra mile to make sure you are safe. We continually monitor and maintain your home to ensure that our promise of a “Safe, Secure Place” is kept.

Certified Driver

The quality of our transportation service is our top priority, and we go the extra mile to make sure that your experience with us is memorable for all of the right reasons.

Always on Time

We make ourselves available to pick up and deliver our seniors whenever they need us. And if it’s after hours, we’ll use a neighbor as a surrogate driver.


What People Say About Us

"Greater Olney Rides has helped me with my independence as far as getting back and forth to medical appointments. Everybody is always so nice and patient. It has really had a positive effect on my day. I’ve even made some very good friends along the way. Everybody is always so nice and patient. I’ve truly fallen in love with Greater Olney Rides.
Ronald Richardson
Greater Olney Rides has been assisting me with transportation for over two years. Their volunteers are helpful, punctual, caring, and kind. I have been accompanied to appointments, both medical and personal, by many nice people on their staff. As long as a volunteer is available, which is 98% of the time, you can be assured of getting to your destination promptly; and as an added bonus they wait with you!
Joan Mahlmann
After I retired, I was looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community where I live. Based on my own experience with aging parents, I was well aware of how critical transportation needs can be for the elderly. Volunteering for GO Rides has been a very rewarding experience for me. I have met many wonderful seniors who are very appreciate of this service.
Jan Perry

We thank our platinum sponsors

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Contact: Lynette A. Ciervo



Potomac Community Village Invites the Public to Mark Earth Day with Learning, Action and Clean Up


Potomac, MD:  Many seniors believe preserving the environment is a top priority and participate in environmentally friendly practices, but fewer are hopeful that their efforts will have lasting impact, according to a recent report from the Mather Institute. * The seniors of Potomac Community Village (PCV) are hoping to change that!  


In partnership with Elders for Climate Action, PCV is hosting “Honoring Earth Day:  Learning and Action” to share the latest science on climate change, to learn about key legislative state initiatives to protect it, and offer practical solutions that EACH individual can take to make a difference.  Speakers: Bruce Davis (Climate Reality Project), Leslie Wharton (Elders Climate Action) and Frances Stewart (Elders Climate Action) will lead a dynamic panel to inform and challenge all participants to take action today to start protecting our planet. 


“We are excited to partner with Elders Climate Action (ECA) who are leaders in trying to end the climate crisis and create a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren,” says Sylvia Diss, PCV and ECA member and organizer of the panel. “Many seniors care deeply about protecting the environment but are overwhelmed or feel hopeless about what to do.  This event will empower them with knowledge and inspire them to take action!”


Honoring Earth Day: Learning and Action will be held Thursday, April 20, from 3-5 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center,  11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD. Free and open to all. Registration is encouraged through the PCV Help Desk at or 240-221-1370.


PCV members will “take action” following the panel by joining with the C&O Canal Trust in its Earth Day cleanup on Saturday morning, April 22, 9 am – 12 noon, to pick up trash, paint or remove invasive plants.  


Potomac Community Village is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help Potomac seniors successfully age in place and to reduce social isolation. It’s a neighbor helping neighbor volunteer-driven organization.


Elders Climate Action is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize elders throughout the United States to address climate change while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations.

* “Going Green Environmental Engagement & Future Outlook Among Older Adults,” Mather Institute. Click for the report.