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Old 04-11-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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Soo busy these days, but read this today and ran over to give it to ya all.

"... call a phone number and select from a simple menu of automated choices: Press 1 for an Uber ride, 2 for a return trip, 3 to order a meal, 4 to get groceries delivered and 5 for all other delivery options. GoGoGrandparent handles the rest."

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When I need (a ride), I just dial the telephone number and press 1,” said Rose Iacono, 90, who recently relocated from her home in San Pedro to a retirement community in Long Beach. “When I’m ready to come home, I dial the number, and press 2 and they already know where I am. It’s really an ideal situation for me .... Being without a car, it’s a nice alternative.”

GoGoGrandparent is a go-between, porting the convenience introduced by the burgeoning on-demand app realm (where anything you want is usually available in an hour or less) to seniors without smartphones who have no way to interface with handy new tools."

"Phone number: (310) 400 - 5082
Website:Gogograndparent.com
Services: Transportation by Uber; meals from Postmates, Seamless, Grubhub and Munchery; delivery from Amazon Fresh, Google Express and Instacart
Cost: Free to call. Customers pay the same rates as offered by the transportation, meal and delivery providers."


GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones use Uber, Postmates | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Hope it helps someone.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Love the idea, hate the name.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Love the idea, hate the name.
It's getting harder every day to come up with an available name for a site that people can hear, remember and spell correctly. "Not so cheesy that it turns some people off" is further down the list and not a must have. Actually, cheesiness can be good because it helps make it easier to remember.
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