Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Nancy Ludin
CEO of the Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Living at home - transportation issues

 

The instinct for many older people is to stay at home as long as possible. Even if a person at home has visitors, he or she may still be alone most of the time, especially if he or she no longer drives. The cost of hiring a driver on top of living expenses may amount to more than the cost of senior living.

Reliance on others when you want to go someplace may be quite challenging. When someone makes the move to a senior community, he or she will be offered scheduled bus trips to the supermarket, bank convenience stores etc. and for fun outings like theatre and restaurant trips. The reside...



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