Joy Rides




Loneliness and social isolation are common problems among older adults, especially those in residential care facilities. Clinical studies have shown that social and recreational therapy programs can be as effective as prescription anti-depressants at reducing mild depression in senior citizens.

The “Joy Rides” outreach program of First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin will provide residents of area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and memory care units the opportunity for a safe, guided, slow rolling bicycle tour on the Pinellas Trail. This will allow them to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, the local scenery, and to engage with each other and other trail users.


 To learn more about Joy Rides, become a sponsor, or to volunteer, contact Bill Hemme at


To support Joy Rides with a financial gift, click Donate Now button below and choose "Joy Rides."



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