If you no longer feel comfortable driving, there are many options available. Your best resource for transportation is your local senior center. Start by checking what type of services they provide, whether it’s a bus or an individual transportation program.
Other options include:
- Public transportation – Many communities offer a free or reduced rate program for senior citizen riders.
- Medical insurance – Medicaid offers a transportation service, as well as many other programs.
- Taxis – This may seem like an expensive option, but remember that owning a car can be just as costly between maintenance, fuel, and insurance costs. Calculate how much you spent to own a car and note that this money is now available in your budget to pay for private taxis.
- Volunteer driver programs – Many communities have volunteer driver programs that are a great resource to go back and forth to doctors’ appointments and to run daily errands.