Independence for older adults
We believe every senior should have access to great transportation options. We’re working to make it happen.
Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the US population, and by 2030 one in every 5 Americans will be 65 or older. Many members of this demographic might find getting around increasingly more difficult, keeping them isolated from friends, family, and even medical providers. The right transportation options could be critical to maintaining their quality of life.
Source: United States Census Bureau, September 6, 2018
Many American communities simply lack options
With difficult-to-access or even non-existent public transportation in the majority of communities, many seniors may be forced to rely on family and friends to drive them to medical appointments, to grocery stores, and on other essential trips. That can be hard on everyone.
Transportation solutions that can make life easier
Instead of having to rely solely on family members or public transportation, seniors (whether they have smartphones or not) can use Uber to get where they want to go on their own.
Empowering senior centers with Uber Central
Senior centers across the country can provide residents with rides through Uber Central, which can request, manage, and pay for rides without requiring seniors to sign up for an Uber account.
Request a ride for a loved one
In just a few taps, request a ride for a loved one and, even if they don’t have the Uber app, they will receive a message with the vehicle information and the driver’s phone number.
Volunteering with Meals on Wheels
Since announcing our partnership with Meals on Wheels America in 2017, we have made a $1 million donation and led an annual volunteer drive in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, where our employees and driver-partners helped deliver and package thousands of meals to seniors.