About Neighbor To Neighbor
Started in 2005, Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina (N2N) works to make sure our senior and vulnerable neighbors are able to live their lives independent and with respect. N2N wants our neighbors to “age in place”. When adults are not able to drive, they can become prisoners in their own homes. Why?
- Their family members be working and not able to take time off or live in other states
- Public buses do not run routes near their home
- Cab services cost too much for families on a fixed paycheck
Our neighbors, just like you, want to live a life filled with meaning, purpose, activity! N2N helps senior and vulnerable adults by encouraging connections for their health and self-independence.
Many studies show that adults with loneliness and isolation are more at risk for:
- Increased risk for dementia
- Long term illness
- Elder abuse scams
- Need for long term care
- Early death
This creates a problem for our neighbors and our shared medical services.
Give a Ride, Get a Ride!
N2N matches local drivers with local neighbors to provide a free ride and conversation. Rides are provided to:
- A doctor’s appointment
- To pick up food at the grocery stores
- A haircut or perm at the beauty salon
- Pick up medication at the pharmacy
- Drop off a deposit to the bank
- Fun at the local senior center
- Connect with a local support group
As a United Way community partner, N2N also works with our neighbors and volunteers to provide info about local organizations.
Our values as an organization can be summed up with this simple acronym.
We affirm and embrace diversity, potential, and contribution of our clients, donors, partners, volunteers, and staff.
We act consistently with our Mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
We affirm our clients have earned a valuable place in the community and are to be celebrated and respected by the community.
We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.
We believe in keeping our clients connected to the community by building personal relationships with volunteers, staff and the community at large as well as meeting the psychosocial needs of our adult community.
Since 2008, Neighbor to Neighbor provided…
free rides to..
vulnerable adults and seniors with..
We expect the need to grow because Myrtle Beach, SC is the second fastest growing city in America for people 55 and older
Today, N2N serves seniors in Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina and Brunswick County, North Carolina. Williamsburg County will soon be added as a service county.
What is RideN2N?
RideN2N is a model program that partners community businesses with N2N to provide free rides for seniors and vulnerable adults to keep their health and independence. Volunteers provide a ride and most importantly, friendship and a conversation.
The mission of N2N is to promote independence, relieve isolation, and connect homebound adults to their community through transportation.
The vision of N2N is to have a community connected across generations.
"It’s more than a ride, it’s a conversation."
Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor