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Carole commented on Senior Transportation

My experience has been that I fall in the middle. I am blessed that I am not low income but because of that I do not qualify for transportation assistance that way. However, I also have to much to even be allowed to use some transportation services for a fee. Unless there is something that I am unaware of, there needs to be transportation available to all range of income seniors. Perhaps it could be on a sliding scale for fees…..not sure who would administrate that or the cost to provide a service to include all. I can use the EMS transfer vans for medical appointments provided by the ambulances for a cost but I am not that unhealthy to require that level of service. Location of doctor offices, churches, shopping are not convenient when a person does not drive or have the ability to walk long distances. And that does not even include other quality of life activities locations to keep a senior from being isolated. Uber has been helpful with ‘on demand’ transportation—-much better then one of the taxi services but not everyone is going to be able to afford an Uber/taxi. Plus for Uber you need to have a smartphone which not every senior has either.

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Carole commented on Senior Transportation

As a senior, this concerns me. At this point, I mostly can get to necessary things but once in a while, I do need transportation help and it is not an easy thing to find in Grand Rapids.