U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-11-2016, 05:49 AM
662 posts, read 479,717 times
Reputation: 1690


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."

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
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
21,697 posts, read 23,681,631 times
Reputation: 35449
Love the idea, hate the name.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 07:40 AM
Location: NC Piedmont
3,911 posts, read 2,881,871 times
Reputation: 6291
Originally Posted by Minervah View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top