Transportation for elderly becoming an issue as America ages

Elderly transportation

Bicycles, scooters and ride shares may be a great way to get around for younger people, but they are not friendly for the elderly.

With 10,000 people turning 65 each day and better medical care, the elderly population is growing, creating a need for transportation for the age group. Bikes and scooters can be out of the question for many seniors, and ride shares can be pricey for those on a fixed income.

A Marketplace report captures the issues and challenges.  It notes some communities provide free services to seniors.

Locally, Call A Ride For Sausalito Seniors is a program that provides rides tor the elderly for medical appointments, shopping and other needs. It's the type of program that might become more in demand as the scooter set ages in the coming years.       



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