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Go Go Grandparent: Helping Your Family Members Get Around San Diego

On 09, Mar 2017 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we are always looking for solutions that can be used to maximize your lifestyle during retirement. Recently, we interviewed Justin Boogaard, who is the co-creator of “Go Go Grandparent.” The idea is designed to help mature adults who can no longer drive to be able to use their phone to access easy transportation and other services.

The great thing about this solution is that the program can be used on a flip phone instead of a smartphone, making it easier for people who don’t have access to touch-screen technology on their cell phone.

Supporting Independence for Your Family Members

As a person ages, it is important to help them maintain independence as much as possible. But, many people feel like they are losing their independence when they need to hand over the car keys. Luckily, there are now solutions that provide transportation to help a person get around the San Diego area.

What is Go Go Grandparent?

Unlike other transportation services such as Uber or Lyft, Go Go Grandparent doesn’t require the use of a smartphone app. If a person can call a phone number, then they can use the service. These services can be used from a landline or a flip phone, giving people easy access without the need to navigate the touchscreen technology of a smartphone.

On the first phone call, you will need to register with an operator. Then, on future calls, you can use the dial tone to order personal services. For example:

  • Press 1 for a car to be sent to your home
  • Press 2 for a car to be sent to where we dropped you off last
  • Other options include meals and groceries

Soon other services will be available, including medication delivery. The service offers an easy push-button system so that you can manage your needs without speaking to an operator.

Finding the Right Living Solution

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we want to assist you in maintaining the independence that you desire. By finding the right home and using these types of services, you can avoid living in a retirement community if you don’t want to move there at this point in your life. Contact us to learn more about the best retirement living solutions to match your needs: (844) 782-9674

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