So, your mom’s decided that she’s ready to stop driving. But, she’s wondering how she’s going go get around to shop for groceries, to get to her doctor appointments, to shop at the mall, to see a movie, and more.
We described several transportation alternatives in our article, How to Talk with Your Parent about Driving. Here are several more options:
The Uber and Lyft ride sharing services both became popular among younger people a few years ago. Today, however, people of all ages use their services. And, they tend to be less expensive than regular taxis.
The Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica) has been growing steadily across the country. ITNAmerica’s affiliates provide rides with door-through-door, arm-through-arm service to thousands of seniors nationwide. Their Road Scholarship Program™ helps low income seniors pay for their rides. Rides are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any purpose. Call 1-207-857-9001 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern time for more information about becoming a member.
Rides in Sight is the only national nonprofit database of its kind, listing 15,000 transportation providers in all 50 states. Their friendly hotline staff is ready to take your calls Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Eastern time. Call toll-free 1-855-607-4337 for information about senior transportation options in local communities throughout the United States.