But now Probst and other senior citizens are using a ride-hailing service called GoGoGrandparent.
Instead of using a smartphone app, you call a number, follow voice prompts or talk to an operator and secure a ride from Uber or Lyft. The minimum fare is $7.85.
Like many senior citizen centers throughout the Miami Valley, the Beavercreek Senior Center offers transportation. It’s $2-4 a trip, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GoGoGrandparent is more expensive but provides services in off hours, said center supervisor Lee Duteil.
“To come up with something new that doesn’t use an app and provides transportation for seniors, I think is a very good thing,” said Duteil.
Another new option is Uber Health.
Doctor’s offices and medical facilities sign up to coordinate rides to and from appointments. Patients are notified via text or phone call of the ride details.
Probst said GoGoGrandparent has restored her independence.
“I really enjoy this. It is a great service,” Probst said.