Sep 30 Care Mission
Care Challenge: Don’t Drive for a Day
We challenge you to go a whole day without driving. Can you do it?
Your Care Mission:
More than one in five Americans older than age 65 don’t drive, according to the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). How are they getting around? Caregivers play an important role in helping older adults find rides. According to NADTC, 39% of caregivers spend five to 10 hours or more on the transportation needs of friends or relatives each week.
Your Care Challenge: Don’t Drive for a Day
- Pick a day and commit to not driving for 24 hours. Be sure it’s not a day you planned to spend at home anyway.
- Plan for your challenge by lining up rides or public transportation routes for your daily activities.
- Let us know how it impacted your life. How much time did you spend lining up rides? Did you miss out on something you really wanted to do?
According to NADTC, 40% of older adults cannot do the activities or chores they need or like to do because they do not drive. This exercise may help you better understand the challenge they face, and inspire you to offer a ride to a senior friend or relative.
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