SilverRide, a unique concept providing mobility for continued access to community for older adults.
SilverRide was founded in 2006 on the premise that older adults should enjoy a connected, fulfilling, dignified and independent lifestyle after their “driving retirement.” As active volunteers in the adult community and with a combined total of 20+ years experience working with Fortune 500 companies, the founders decided to put their education, business expertise and passion toward solving important issues for older adults in the Bay Area. They soon learned that one of the biggest problems facing them was a lack of safe, reliable and timely transportation. Having access to transportation is key to older adults’ ability to engage, interact, explore and thrive with their peers.
Going way beyond taxi service, SilverRide’s Driver Escorts provide door-to-door assistance in a SilverRide luxury cruiser. Driver Escorts are well trained to provide punctual, enjoyable travel experiences and can accompany the client during an appointment or activity. They have clean driving records, have gone through extensive background checks, and are TB tested, finger printed and reference checked. Driver Escorts are Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR. Travel Concierges coordinate and manage all of the SilverRide services. Trusted and trained reservation specialists, they maintain confidential member profiles and are trained to communicate clearly and compassionately with older adults. Additionally, SilverRide includes courier services to pick up prescriptions, drop off medical devices and run other errands for their clients. They provide airport service, and even will pick up friends, family, and caregivers as well. We especially like their Signature Events Series which are pre-planned monthly events designed to help older adults get out and enjoy many of the famous arts and cultural destinations in San Francisco including the De Young Museum, afternoons at tea, the ballet, opera, and symphony.
SilverRide has nationwide plans for expansion of their quality transportation, companionship and social event planning services. We highly recommend this unique website for a new look at getting around.