Florida Seniors Will Soon Get Low-Cost Uber Ride Service

Seniors in Gainesville, Fla. who are looking for a way to get to the grocery store, visit friends, or just have a night out on the town can soon tap into a modern method of getting to their destination. On Wednesday, community leaders gathered to launch Freedom in Motion, where seniors can find an Uber vehicle to pick them up any time of day or night with the tap of a smart phone app. “This pilot program is one of a kind,” said Mayor Ed Braddy of the collaboration between Uber, ElderCare of Alachua County, the city of Gainesville, and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Braddy noted the program addresses a need for better transportation options for seniors in the city. Residents will enroll for the program and be assigned a co-pay per rider based on income that will range per individual up to $5. The actual cost of the ride will be paid out of the program’s $15,000 in funds provided by the city.

Source/more: Gainesville Sun

David Wingate is an Elder Law Attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate. The Elder Law office focuses in the following areas of law: powers od attorneys, wills, trusts, Medicaid, and asset protection. David Wingate practices in Frederick and Montgomery, Counties, Maryland.

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