Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Transportation options for the elderly


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.

One option is to hire a companion care company to facilitate your transportation needs. Another option is to contact Go Go Grandparent, 855-464-6872 (an Uber service geared toward the elderly). Jewish Family Services, 407-644-7593, offers a RIDE program for medical appointments, etc.

There are also public transportation services such as Send a Ride, 800-731-1885; LYNX buses and vehicles, 407-25...

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