Uber, Lyft, and Your Grandparents?

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You may be asking yourself – what do Uber and Lyft have in common with my grandparents?

Well, Ridesharing apps are for more than getting young people out and about, and shuttling people and from the airport.

They can really help your parents and grandparents get around.

More than 20 million people are caring for aging loved ones – and still working full time!

Are you one of them? Did you know that ridesharing apps are now working to help family caretakers? Uber offers free rides at select retirement communities. Lyft’s “Conceirge” program allows caretakers to request rides from within the app.

And there’s a service called GOGO Grandparent that makes it possible for older riders to hail an Uber or Lyft by dialing 855-GOGO-USA.

Access to these apps and services can give the elderly – and you – some of your free time and independence back. This allows their caretakers to focus more on their jobs.

Caring for people you love is hard work. Now you know that using these apps can make it a little bit easier.



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