Transportation for the Elderly

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Transportation for the Elderly

Hi. My name’s Betty. I’m sixty-two years old and live with my husband, Matt. My mother lives on our property, but at age ninety-one still insists on living alone. Mom has a good mind and for her age does well physically. She drove up until four years ago when we all decided it would be best for her to not be behind the wheel. It’s worked out well with her living on our property. Matt or I would take her places. We made sure she had groceries, made it to doctors appointments, and to her social engagements. About six months ago, however, Matt fell ill and our lives changed. I am his full-time caregiver, and Matt can no longer drive. I had to find help for my Mom which was difficult to do. I am going to share what I found and hope it helps you should you ever need transportation.

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Are you trying to get a new youth sports league off the ground? Do you already have such a league but you want your kids to be able to travel to other athletic venues instead of always playing at the same one? If you are thinking of adding home and away games or regular travel to your youth league, you will need to make sure you secure transportation to get the kids to where they need to go. Here's why your organization might want to partner up with a bus charter or bus rental firm.

Help Out the Parents

If you are going to let your youth teams travel to different stadiums but you go into this plan without a bus rental partnership in place, it is likely going to be up to the parents to make sure the kids can get to where they need to go. This is an extra hassle for a group of adults who are probably already putting a lot of time and effort into helping out with the league. They may have to organize carpools and perhaps there will even be kids that won't be able to go if they don't have a trusted adult available to take them. A bus rental removes all of these problems from consideration and takes the load off of the parents.

Road Trips Can Build Team Chemistry

Sitting on a bus with your entire team for a trip to another venue some distance away is an opportunity for everyone to talk together and have a bit of a bonding experience. Youth league road trips are a great way to build team chemistry. This could be especially beneficial if your youth team has kids from different school districts in the area who might not already know each other. Get a few road trips under their belts and your kids might be able to use a little bit of that chemistry to benefit their performance out on the field or court.

Have Every Kid Arrive On Time

When you take a bus charter, everyone is required to show up at the pickup spot at the same time. This might help keep things on schedule and just better organized. The other option is to let multiple parents carpool with all of the kids but then you are at the mercy of when each family gets out the door. You might also have issues with someone getting lost on the way there or taking a wrong turn and ending up in a traffic jam. A bus rental company prides itself on running on time and that should provide more peace of mind for everyone.

For more info about bus rental, contact a local company.