Senior Concerns will present an informative seminar on UberASSIST and UberWAV, two new on-demand transportation services offered by Uber Technologies Inc. to help meet the need for private, door-to-door transportation options for seniors and family caregivers in Ventura County, at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.
UberASSIST provides additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities. Driverpartners with UberASSIST are trained by Open Doors Organization to help riders into vehicles that can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers and scooters.
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UberWAV connects riders with vehicles that are equipped with ramps or lifts.
Both services are available to riders in Ventura County through the Uber app, which can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store or Google Play.
With Uber, a senior or family caregiver can push a button on a smartphone to request a ride that arrives within minutes. Riders can use Uber to go to doctor’s appointments, run errands or get to the airport.
The seminar will address how the services work, how to access them using an app and what the fees are. Light refreshments will be served.
Reservations are requested and can be made by calling (805) 497-0189.