Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call

Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call

Have you found yourself unable to go around now that you can no longer drive? Taxis can be expensive, and public transportation is a hassle. Uber offers an alternative to taxis, with cheap fares and friendly drivers. Many seniors would like to use Uber, but either don’t have a smartphone or are unable to use the app. Smart Ride: Go Anywhere with a Phone Call Smart Ride is a new service that allows you to use Uber without a smartphone. Instead of using the Uber app, with Smart Ride you can order a ride by a phone call. Take advantage of

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What to Do When Your Aging Loved One Is An Unsafe Driver

I owned and operated a transportation service for seniors in Los Angeles for eight years. One of the biggest challenges the aging population faces is the reality that they may be unsafe drivers. But what do you do if you live in a city like Los Angeles where everyone drives and its tough to get around if you don’t? Or worse, what do you do if your aging parent is in denial about their unsafe driving? I have spoken to hundreds of seniors and eldercare providers on the importance of having the “driving” conversation with aging parents before its too

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Can Aging Seniors Drive Without Paying For It?

Keeping Vehicle Safe this Summer

Roughly 14 million Americans ages 18 to 64 years old were involved in an accident or near-accident caused by a driver aged 65 and older) in the past 12 months, according to a survey conducted by Caring.com survey. That said, only 11% of those surveyed think that older drivers are more dangerous than drunk or distracted drivers. That's a good thing, because few drivers 65 or older would give up the privilege willingly. “Driving is often associated with independence and freedom, which is why many senior citizens are reluctant to give up their car keys,” said Andy Cohen, CEO of

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Get Ready for Driving in Extreme Winter Weather

Get Ready for Driving in Extreme Winter Weather

Weather predictions across the Midwest and the Atlantic areas will be above-normal snowfalls and below normal temperatures in regions. The Farmers' Almanac says the 2017-2018 season will be colder and wetter than last year's, especially in the East and Midwest. The most extreme winter weather brings big storms with heavy rain and snow to hit the Atlantic Seaboard on Jan. 20-23; Feb. 4-7 and 16-19; and March 1-3. However, the Southeast and parts of Texas not so much. They expect milder conditions but in some parts, look for a few storms. Get Ready for Driving in Extreme Winter Weather If

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Self-Driven Cars Promise Freedom for California Seniors

Self-Driven Cars Promise Freedom for California Seniors

With more than 43 million people in the U.S. now 65 and older — and 10,000 more hitting that mark every day — aging Americans are a natural target market for self-driving vehicles. Mobility concerns (like getting to the doctor or the grocery store, and seeing family and friends) become paramount for seniors, especially since 79 percent live in suburbs and rural areas. Self-Driven Cars Promise Freedom for California Seniors California is a mecca for automation and already has bills in place to pave the way for self-driving vehicles on public roads. Automation could be a boon for the elderly, but

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Exploring Senior Transportation Options

Exploring Senior Transportation Options

It is important for seniors to remain active. So, senior transportation options are essential. Isolation can lead to loneliness, and isolation can occur when a senior or older adult stops driving. In addition, many seniors need reliable transportation in order to get to doctor’s appointments and purchase household items, such as groceries. Exploring Senior Transportation Options Changes in life can bring discomfort. If you or an older adult you love has to give up driving, and fears losing their independence, talk through this transition with a counselor to explore options. Connect with Friends and Family Members Having active social connections is

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Exploring Senior Transportation Options

It is important for seniors to remain active. So, senior transportation options are essential. Isolation can lead to loneliness, and isolation can occur when a senior or older adult stops driving. In addition, many seniors need reliable transportation in order to get to doctor’s appointments and purchase household items, such as groceries. Exploring Senior Transportation Options Changes in life can bring discomfort. If you or an older adult you love has to give up driving, and fears losing their independence, talk through this transition with a counselor to explore options. Connect with Friends and Family Members Having active social connections is

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Helping Seniors Drive Safer, Longer

Since 2011, nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, joining the fastest growing age group in the nation. According to a recent American Automobile Association (AAA) survey of that booming population, nearly half of seniors worry about losing their freedom and mobility when the time comes for them to transition from driver to passenger. Helping Seniors Drive Safer, Longer From understanding how vision changes can affect one's ability to drive at night, to researching the effects certain medications can have on one's driving ability, it's important to get the facts about driving for seniors. Use these tips from AAA to help

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Uber for Elders

Uber for Elders

There are many innovative smartphone apps out there, but perhaps one of the most popular is Uber. For those who are unfamiliar with this app, Uber immediately connects you to an Uber driver who takes you to your destination within minutes. Talk about convenience! U ber for Elders Even though the use of this app is most popular among young Millennials, Uber use among seniors has steadily increased over the past few years according to an article published in Forbes (written by an Uber driver himself). A Great Option for Seniors You may have heard the stereotype that seniors simply

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