Is your parent or another senior in your life ready to limit or stop driving? Depending on where they live, seniors often have many ways of getting around town without having to get behind the wheel, including public transportation, shuttles and rides from family and friends. And even if they simply want to drive less often, there might be additional options available besides asking family or friends to help.
Finding out more about local mobility choices - even before they are needed - can allow you to help an older driver plan for hte day when it makes sense to "retire" from driving, just like planning ahead for financial and health care needs in retirement.
Sharing a ride with friends or neighbors is one way for older adults to get around without driving. It's also very cost-effective and great for the environment. Learn more >>
When available, city buses, trams and subway systems are great ways to get around. Consider helping the older driver in your life build up a comfort level with public transit to prepare for a time when driving may no longer be a safe option. Learn more >>
If the cost of a taxi or difficulty walking to a bus stop is an obstacle to using public transit, an older adult could benefit from using low-cost, community-based informal transportation services called supplemental transportation programs (STPs). Learn more >>
If an older adult has a disability that prevents riding fixed-route buses or other forms of mass transit, paratransit services via specially equipped shuttles might be a solution. Learn more >>