We all understand the importance of maintaining our independence. Younger folks live this reality by owning their own cars, planning their own transportation routes, or going on hikes. Despite what it seems there are transportation options for seniors, and many of these remain affordable and respectable. Even more crucial for seniors is being able to stay connected with the outside world and avoid the sense of social isolation that comes with staying home or relying too much on family. Worry not, here are 6 possible ways for seniors to get up and about and live their lives to the fullest.
Lyft is a well-known on-demand ride service you can use to hire a car to your location within minutes. This is what the average officegoer knows, but what he probably doesn’t know, is that Lyft partners with assisted living communities and other health organizations to provide special services for seniors. Check with your local communities to learn more. These agreements sometimes remove the need for seniors to use their smartphones to book a ride, which is the only limitation of the service, since many seniors don’t have dedicated smartphones.
One of these organizations that partners with on-demand ride services like Lyft and Uber are GoGoGrandparent. Aptly named, the service only requires a senior to use a touch-tone phone to dial a toll-free number to arrange a ride. Operators on this number are live 24/7 and rides are monitored while drivers are screened beforehand. The service goes so far as to provide text notifications to family members when their seniors board and get off a ride.
County Public Transportation Services
Depending on your county, your local government might already have programs in place to help seniors with public transport. Do check the ElderCareLocator to see if there are any in your local area!
Veyo is a company that works with insurance companies and health facilities to provide non-emergency medical transportation. You will need to go through a health organization or an insurance company to receive the benefit of rides with Veyo however, so check with your insurance company if this service is offered for you.
iTNAmerica is a group of senior ride companies that have come together to offer efficient door-through-door transportation. Essentially, not only does this ride-hiring service provides the vehicles for transport, but they will also help the senior to their door, and that is a remarkable service.
Try Our Connections Transportation Services
At the end of the day, if you wish to continue living a mobile life as a senior, why not come to Discovery Village At Twin Creeks? We provide complimentary scheduled transportation services for our residents. Also known as Connections Transportation Services, we can take residents to any regularly scheduled trips and exciting locations near our community. In addition, our Connections Transportation crew can help you get to where you need to go during the week. Simply approach our concierge staff for more information. Contact us to learn more!