Adjusting to a Life without Driving

Adjusting to a Life without Driving So you had to give up your car keys because your health is deteriorating and driving is no longer safe for you. Without your car, adjusting may be quite difficult. But be assured that you can still easily commute from one place to another. There are so many options out there, among which senior non medical ambulatory services are a really great choice.

Here are some tips to help you adjust to a life without a car.

Reach Out To Your Friends And Families

Many elderly people shy away from asking help from their family and friends after giving up their car keys. But instead, you should reach out to them, talk to them and let them know what you are going through. Take a proactive approach and make this comfortable for both them and yourselves.

For instance, you can continue to keep your car, and request a family member to drive it for you. This may make you feel more at ease. Or you may need their help to go to the bus stop. In any case, reaching out is the cue.

Stay Positive

You may be going through a tough time, but you should stay positive. And don’t forget that by giving up your car, you are saving yourself money in terms of fuel, maintenance and insurance. After all, keeping a car is an expense, and the fewer expenses you deal with after driving, the better it is.

Look Around For Alternatives

Like we said, even when you don’t drive, you can avail so many alternatives, but you may have to search for them. Find out senior ambulatory services in your area, carpool offers and voluntary rides. Talk to other seniors and they may be able to give you some good suggestions.


Cathay Express is a reputed non ambulatory service for seniors in Queensland and surrounding areas.