Giving Up the Car…

Trying to convince my husband and a friend it is time to consider giving up their vehicles. With that in mind I set up an Uber account for my totally NON-techie husband. Added every address I could think of he might need. Still, he found it very difficult to navigate. Forget the friend. Her phone … Read more

Rollator Research, U-Step 2 and Parkinson’s Disease

Last year we bought a cane for my wife to help her with balance problems with her slowly advancing Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The style of the cane was more important to her than its function. I realized then it would be better to do rollator research before the illness might force us into an emergency … Read more

Transportation & Mobility Tech

Transportation and Mobility Tech

  Being free to get from one place to another when you want is a very important ingredient of an independent life. But it becomes harder as you get older — and either can’t (or don’t want to) drive anymore, or can’t walk as far as you used to. We are exploring solutions to these challenges. This … Read more

When to Stop Driving: Who Decides, & How?

when should seniors stop driving

  No-one wants to cause an accident. But for many older adults, being able to drive is a sign that they are still in control of their own destiny, and a strong symbol of liberty and freedom. So the question “When to stop driving?” is a thorny one. Equally important are the questions: “Who should decide … Read more

Driving, Ride-Hailing, & Transportation Apps

Getting around apps for seniors and older adults

  Being free to get from one place to another when you want is a very important ingredient of an independent life. We think there are some Apps that can make that easier and more convenient.    “Getting Around” is the first theme we are exploring in our “Useful Apps for Older Adults” initiative. It … Read more

Getting In and Out of Cars: Gadgets that Help

swivel car seat exploration

  Our explorers have been trying out various gadgets that let them get in and out of cars more easily. So far we have focused on two types of products. The first is a swivel car seat, and the second is a sort of extra “car handle for the elderly”. The swivel car seat is designed … Read more

Get A Ride Anywhere – New Options for Older Adults

rideshare app comparisons

This article is about some exciting new alternatives that make getting from point A to point B by car much easier than in the past for those who don’t want to, or are not able to, just jump in their own car. New alternatives for getting around are especially important for older adults, who have … Read more

How to use Uber, the ride sharing App

how to use uber app

We think ride sharing App’s like Uber are a great new resource that can help older adults get around more easily. This article (with videos) will describe how to get a ride using the Uber smart phone application, after first downloading the App and setting it up. You can see a comparison of several of … Read more

Rideshare App Comparison

Best Rideshare App

This analysis is the more detailed comparison of rideshare apps that we used to make our recommendations in the companion article entitled “Get a Ride Anywhere: New Options for Older Adults”. In this work we set out to find the best rideshare app for older adults. We looked at Uber and Lyft primarily, but also considered … Read more