Transportation

How to get a handicapped parking permit

If you have a short-term or long-term disability that impairs your mobility or requires you to use a cane, wheelchair, walker or other device to get around, you might be eligible for a handicapped parking permit.  Rules vary state to state, but regardless of the type of permit you... more

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When seniors put down the car keys: 5 alternative transportation options for elders

My mom was always a great driver — as far as I know, she never got a single traffic ticket in her six decades behind the wheel. But when she started getting lost on the familiar route to her hair salon, we knew it was time to take away the... more

11 tips for helping seniors stay healthy during the holiday season

While the holidays are a time of gatherings with family and friends, they can also be a source of stress, as exercise schedules might be disrupted for shopping excursions and rich holiday meals make it difficult to adhere to a particular diet. Staying healthy can be a challenge during this... more

Exploring senior care transportation options

Find what transportation options are available and at what cost. Giving up driving means giving up independence. No matter how much you want your sensory-challenged loved one to hand over the keys, understand that their emotional well-being depends on being able to get around. Finding one or more alternative transportation... more

Tackling America’s Aging Challenges, One Tech Innovation at a Time

The AARP has chosen its three finalists for a $50,000 challenge to develop new “aging in place” technology. On an October morning late last year, a group of hopeful entrepreneurs gathered in a conference room in front of potential investors and venture capitalists, pitching their idea for the next... more

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How to talk to an elderly parent about driving

You've decided that it's time to talk to your loved one about her driving abilities. What should you do to prepare ahead of time? How should you bring it up? What do you do if she continues driving after your conversation? Before the conversation Don't wait until... more

Driving Your Car on the Job? Here Are 2 Things to Discuss With the Family First

Your employer may want you to drive on the job, but you need to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into first.Youve been an Application Warrior during your job hunt. Youve scoured the Care.com website for jobs that fit your interests and skills. Youve taken... more