Jewish Family Service’s “On the Go” program in conjunction with Ed Brown Center is one of three senior centers selected from across the country to test an outreach and education program connecting older adults with ridesharing services, so they can participate in health and wellness programs.
The pilot program is part of a partnership with Lyft and the National Council on Aging. The goal is to understand whether ridesharing can improve an older adult’s well-being by enabling them to travel to their local senior center to take part in activities such as health classes, nutrition programs, lifelong learning and social opportunities.
“Ed Brown Center in Rancho Bernardo is an important destination for older adults in San Diego, and we work hard to make the center programs accessible through a variety of transportation options for our members,” said Meredith Morgenroth, Jewish Family Service, senior director of social and wellness. “We are honored to implement this pilot program and hope that other senior centers will be able to learn from it to expand their transportation options for older adults.”
As San Diego County’s largest senior transportation program, “On the Go” calls on local volunteers to provide a variety of services including group shuttles and individual door-to-door rides, as well as offers premium and on-demand transportation services for older adults.
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