When you’re a senior, staying mobile is key to living a purposeful life. But getting around can sometimes be a challenge, especially without a car. Fortunately, rideshare companies like Uber are making it easy for elders to maintain their independence, while still getting where they need to go.
That’s the inspiration behind the new service GoGoGrandparent, a one-stop-shop for personal transportation services for seniors. Users can register using a landline or dumb cell phone and call the company’s hotline to use an automated system that allows them to order an Uber from any location, without the need for an app.
The company says its goal is to help seniors stay mobile, support local businesses, and build a sense of community. It’s not the first of its kind, but it’s one of the most straightforward. Most others require you to sign up, enter your credit card number and address, and then use an app to hail a vehicle. GoGoGrandparent eliminates that step, and it’s a cheaper option at $0.19 per minute from start to finish, plus an $1.80 “concierge fee” that’s billed to your credit card by the company.
Whether you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon with a group of friends, or simply heading out on a day trip to wineries in Southern California with your besties, leaving the driving to professionals will allow you to focus on bonding, enjoying yourself and relaxing, rather than stressing over the weather or traffic. Learn more about this new national charter bus and shuttle brand that offers one-time and recurring group transportation services here.