Keeping Your Independence Without Driving

Many older adults are either forced or choose to give up driving at some point in their lives. Keep reading to learn ways to stay independent and get the things you need without driving. Disclaimer: This is much easier to accomplish if you are able to use a computer or a smartphone. 

Prescription Drug Delivery

It’s already difficult to make it to an appointment when you no longer drive. It can be even harder to get the medications you need from the pharmacy without transportation. Utilizing delivery services can make things a bit easier to get your medications when you need them.

SpotRX is a local pharmacy that offers same day or next day drug delivery. They are lightyears easier to work with than traditional pharmacies. 

Amazon Pharmacy offers delivery with competitive prices, they will even pack your medicines in blister packs for your convenience!

Many CVS and Walgreens pharmacies deliver; as long as you provide your credit card on file. 

Uber Health and DoorDash can pick up medications directly from the pharmacy (as long as you have a card on file with the pharmacy). This works especially well if you need medication urgently. 

Grocery and Other Delivery

Another hurdle when you’re no longer driving can be how you’re going to get your groceries and necessities. These delivery services make it as simple as can be to have groceries and meals delivered right to your door!

Walmart+ Get your order delivered to your kitchen, garage or doorstep—wherever you want it! Walmart+ delivers your groceries to you for with a monthly fee. You can try it out with a free trial before committing to anything.

Say no more than Instacart. Instacart allows you to shop from almost any store and get your items delivered! All completed with an easy to use App. Talk about convenience! 

DoorDash is a tried and true convenience. Can you believe they have been around almost 10 years? Have food delivered from almost any restaurant, buy gifts, and use DoorDash to deliver your groceries, meals, and even gifts to your friends and family. A DoorDash gift card is a wonderful way to go.

Uber Eats is much like DoorDash and other meal delivery services but is another great option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking.

Another company offering delivery services is Postmates. Have your food, drinks, and groceries delivered by Postmates.

No longer driving can be a bit of an adjustment, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get the things you need done completed or that you can’t make it to your appointment. Being able to use these convenient apps to schedule a ride for an upcoming appointment, outing or errand has never been easier. Rest assured that you will be able to get to where you need when you need.

Lyft gives you access to essentials like groceries, healthcare, and polling places. Their Lyft Up initiative makes rides more accessible for millions, and helps bring communities even closer.

Uber In addition to helping riders find a way to go from point A to point B, Uber helps people order food quickly and affordably, and removes barriers to healthcare like getting to an appointment or using Uber Health to have your prescriptions delivered.

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