In the Seniorly CareTalks series, Lyft’s Director of Government Relations Mike Masserman highlights how on-demand transportation services are improving the lives of older Americans. Whether they are Lyft passengers or drivers, elders receive a range of benefits from connecting with this innovative company.
“We know that transportation is a pain point, especially for folks who may not be able to drive anymore. Previously, you would have to pre-book your car,” says Masserman. “With Lyft...you push a button, and a car comes in a seamless manner.” It's simple. It's transparent. And it's opening a whole new world of transportation options for seniors who would otherwise be stuck at home, relying on relatives, friends, and family caregivers for support.
-Safe, reliable transportation
-New options for senior employment
-Flexible working hours
-Opportunity to make meaningful social connections
-Immersion in the local community
-Help with providing transportation
-Takes some of the pressure off
-Less expensive option than traditional car services
If you know a caregiver or older adult in need of transportation assistance in California, give Seniorly a call or visit our Help Center for more information. Our gerontologists can provide a free consultation and connect elders with local services that can help. Reach us at (415) 570-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.