Technology is constantly evolving, and one of the results from these advancements is the increase of convenience in our lives. Now, we can order groceries with ease from our phones and stay close with family and friends who live further away through video chats.
Another aspect in our lives made easier thanks to technology is the increased opportunities for transportation. This is especially shown through ridesharing, a recent trend in transportation services. Ridesharing allows everyday people to use their private vehicles to drive customers, all conveniently handled through an application on a person’s phone.
Ridesharing services are especially advantageous to seniors by offering safe and reliable transportation. People need to see friends and family, go to doctor appointments and run errands. Through ridesharing, you’re able to stay independent as you age through access to transportation. Now, you don’t need to rely on family and friends when you need to go somewhere – you’re able to arrange a ride for yourself through your phone.
Two of the most popular ridesharing apps are Uber and Lyft. Through an app on your smartphone, you can easily order a ride from your current location to your intended destination. All payments and communications take place within the app itself. You simply log in to your account, request a ride and a driver comes to pick you up.
For your safety, these two services offer measures to ensure security on your ride. Drivers are given background checks prior to their hiring, and safety features within the app include sharing your trip information to a family member or friend and the ability to call for help should the need arise.
And if you don’t have access to a smartphone? That’s where Go Go Grandparent comes in. This service is unique in that it offers a call-in service for people who either don’t have the ability to download apps or aren’t comfortable using a smartphone. You can call in to an operator who will assist you in ordering either an Uber or Lyft ride to get you where you need to go.
At Springpoint, you don’t need a driver’s license to maintain your independence. In fact, you may not even want to bother with the hassle of vehicle ownership when you consider how easy it is to get where you want to go. Although you’ll always have the option to rideshare if you wish, you’ll also have access to onsite transportation as a resident at any of our eight continuing care retirement communities. Whether it be for an appointment or a scheduled outing with your neighbors, transportation services are available for your use – and it’s all included in your monthly service fee.
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