When it’s time to retire from driving, creating a driving retirement plan can help you adjust to this new life transition, just like planning retirement from work. Making a transportation plan will help you stay mobile and engaged in the community. You may not be behind the wheel as a driver, but you’ll still be in the driver’s seat—going where you want, when you want to.
Assess Your Needs
The first step in making your plan is to assess your transportation needs. Where do you need to go? Where do you want to go? Will you need transportation on the same days each week, or more randomly? When you consider your available resources and proactively set up your options, you set yourself up for success. Then, when it’s time to make the transition, you’ll be able to maintain your independence, social connections and engagement in life.
Experiment with new transportation
The transportation plan is a transition process, so take it step by step. While you’re still able to drive, test one alternative method of transportation and see how it works for you. Don’t love it? Wait a while and try another. The key is to start early, while it’s still an option and not a necessity. That way, you’re in control from the start. When you find your favorite transportation options, add them to your plan.
This website will help you make a transportation plan to keep you active and mobile. Let’s get started!