Need transportation ideas!

calpat(zone9ab No.Ca.)November 11, 2008

Some of you know that due to a medical condition I can no longer drive, car& license are gone..but I have a real problem reg. transportation. The transportation for seniors informed me that they are closed down due to lack of funds. Called taxi co. and would have to file bankrupsy in just a few trips. Yes, I still have my DD, but she lives several miles from me and I hate imposing on her. Now remember I'm 82 so roller blades are out of the question, besides we don't have sidewalks where I live. I was thinking that maybe a golf cart would do, but haven't been able to get straight talk about driving restrictions on a cart or mechanized wheelchair. If you have any suggestions I surely would appreciate hearing about them.Pat

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CA Kate

Have you contacted your local AARP chapter. They might have some local suggestions.

I use to drive for the Red Cross. I'd pick up folks at their homes and then take them to Dr./Dentist/hospital/PT/etc. appointments, and then take them home again. Not all Red Cross Chapters do this, but it's worth asking.

Sometimes churches have volunteer drivers too.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 7:41PM
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calpat(zone9ab No.Ca.)

Thanks Westelle for jogging my brain, I will call those agencies this a.m. And good luck with your olives. I really think the ripe olives should be tossed. Oil is generally pressed when the olive reaches maturity and that's when it's green with a satin like sheen....Pat

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 10:11AM
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lesdvs9

Hey Pat, you may have already invesitgated this and some may not be in service but I put this on a link for you. I'd be interested in know what is available.
Les

Here is a link that might be useful: info

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 1:52PM
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calpat(zone9ab No.Ca.)

Leslie, thanks so much for info. Although the link covers other areas I think it gives me a hint as to where to start looking. Pat

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 11:28AM
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lesdvs9

I thought it might help because it covered your city and county areas and thought there might be something there to help. Someone who could refer you to something that is active. Let us know if anything pans out. I'd hate to be tied to having my son or DIL taking me places, you feel like you're bothering them. No matter what they say, you need to feel you have some independence.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 2:07PM
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