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How to have a great trip - even during a pandemic

How to have a great trip - even during a pandemic

Published On: July 31, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Jeana Hollis
As we wade through this coronavirus pandemic, we all have aspect of our "new normal" that scare us. While we have all been encouraged to stay home and minimize contact with others, there are times when that isn’t possible and it’s necessary to leave your home. For example, we have many customers who…
Driver Spotlight: Prichya

Driver Spotlight: Prichya

Published On: July 30, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Mike P. Lewis
Onward’s mission is compassionate assistance, and we rely on our fantastic driver pool to breathe life into that mission. One of our longest tenured drivers, Prichya, is arguably one of our best as she has more 5-star reviews than any other driver on our platform. This reflects her big heart and…
Talking to parents about not driving

Talking to parents about not driving

Published On: June 30, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Jeana Hollis
Aging alone doesn’t mean that you or your loved one (often a parent) should stop driving, but given how dangerous driving can be for seniors, knowing when to stop is something to take seriously. AAA states that since seniors are more fragile, their fatality rates are 17% higher than younger drivers…
For Seniors, Cash is Not King

For Seniors, Cash is Not King

Published On: June 22, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Mike P. Lewis
For many older adults, cash is vitally important. Having some money in their purse, pocket, or wallet can help them feel calm, in control, and independent. However, this can often lead to overpayment of services, and it can also be dangerous and harmful to your health. Minimizing Risk of Contact…
Is it time to stop driving?

Is it time to stop driving?

Published On: June 22, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Jeana Hollis
There’s no arguing that driving is dangerous. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death with more than 35,000 a year. As people age, driving can become even more dangerous for the driver and others on the road. While getting older alone doesn’t need to be the reason to stop…
How to Book a Ride Using the Onward App

How to Book a Ride Using the Onward App

Published On: June 10, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Nader Akhnoukh
If you have never before booked a ride with Onward or have only booked rides over the phone, this article is for you! We will walk you through how to book rides using the Onward website and apps so that you have complete control over your booking. But don’t worry, you can always reach us over the…
Safety During Coronavirus

Safety During Coronavirus

Published On: May 22, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Jeana Hollis
Onward’s Commitment to Safety During Coronavirus (COVID-19) This has been a difficult and trying time for everyone. The coronavirus has devastated communities, and people around the world are altering their way of life to keep everyone healthy. At Onward, we know you rely on our commitment to keep…
New Technology for Seniors While Social Distancing

New Technology for Seniors While Social Distancing

Published On: May 19, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Mike P. Lewis
Seniors are stuck at home — can technology help? The coronavirus is a confusing virus. It’s still unknown why it has a lower impact on kids, how many people are asymptomatic, or where COVID toes come from. One thing we do know is the coronavirus is particularly hard on seniors. According to the CDC…
Meet Our Newest Drivers

Meet Our Newest Drivers

Published On: May 18, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
We take pride in our amazing drivers. Onward Drivers are world class, and we love celebrating their impact. When a new driver signs up, it means another capable, caring and eager driver is hitting the road. Throughout our rigorous vetting and training process, including an extensive background…
Safety Tips for Drivers During COVID-19

Safety Tips for Drivers During COVID-19

Published On: April 28, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
At Onward, we are in awe and are so thankful for our drivers as they navigate and help our communities during this unprecedented time. Not only do our drivers push our mission forward to ensure anyone who needs compassionate assistance receives the best possible service and care, but they…
Onward’s Ride Service vs. Uber & Lyft

Onward’s Ride Service vs. Uber & Lyft

Published On: April 28, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Nader Akhnoukh
Uber and Lyft revolutionized the transportation industry as they grew in popularity over the past decade. People are getting around faster and more conveniently than ever before. They have even spearheaded the “gig economy,” giving drivers many more options for part-time employment. There are also…
The Onward Delivery Difference

The Onward Delivery Difference

Published On: April 7, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Jeana Hollis
Onward Delivers Groceries and Prescriptions. As coronavirus devastates our communities, mandates have been put into place to keep everyone safe. Older generations, most vulnerable to the disease, have been encouraged to stay at home and shelter in place. However, items like groceries and…
Activities for Older Adults in Walnut Creek (March)

Activities for Older Adults in Walnut Creek (March)

Published On: February 29, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Clyde Jefferson
Here's a list of activities appropriate for older adults in the Walnut Creek area. Always remember that you get $20 off your first ride with Onward. Sunday, March 1 12pm—3pm Bridge (Experienced Players) @ Multi-Purpose Room, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 $1 Drop…
Activities for Older Adults in Marin (March)

Activities for Older Adults in Marin (March)

Published On: February 27, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Clyde Jefferson
Here's a list of activities appropriate for older adults in the Walnut Creek area. Always remember that you get $20 off your first ride with Onward. Sunday, March 1 10am-4pm Gallery Display: Larry McCloskey Photography at Corte Madera Library (707 Meadowsweet Dr) Larry McCloskey is a local award…
Activities for Older Adults in Oakland (March)

Activities for Older Adults in Oakland (March)

Published On: February 26, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Clyde Jefferson
If you need help, Onward can always get you to any of these activities safely, with assistance, and with $20 off your first ride. Friday, February 28 9:15am - 11am Poetry Writing Workshop at Downtown Oakland Senior Center (200 Grand Ave.) Held in Hall 3 by instructor Jennifer D. King. Free. 11am…
My Grandmother's 99th Birthday

My Grandmother's 99th Birthday

Published On: January 15, 2020|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Mike P. Lewis
Last month I celebrated my grandmother’s 99th birthday with our family. She’s in great shape and I’m amazed by her energy. In fact, we had some wine after dinner and she was the last one to leave the couch and wanted to keep talking through the night. I’m amazed, at that age, how little help she…
Onward or GoGoGrandparent?

Onward or GoGoGrandparent?

Published On: November 15, 2019|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Clyde Jefferson
We frequently get asked the question, “Is Onward part of GoGoGrandparent?” or “How is Onward different from GoGoGrandparent?” to which we always respond that we’re separate companies. However, even with that being the case, we have a similar focus. First, what is GoGoGrandparent? GoGoGrandparent is…
Drivers Make The Difference

Drivers Make The Difference

Published On: November 11, 2019|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
Getting somewhere isn't always easy. Getting somewhere safely, in the company of someone you enjoy, while getting the assistance you need and deserve... can often feel impossible. Whether you're being driven by a family member or friend, using a Rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, or seeking a…
The Superiority of Door-to-Door Transportation

The Superiority of Door-to-Door Transportation

Published On: September 24, 2019|Updated On: August 3, 2020|Clyde Jefferson
The rise of Uber and Lyft over the past 10 years has been astounding. Uber itself has over 3 million drivers on its platform worldwide. It’s emerged as a very convenient service for consumers. It doesn’t, however, satisfy the needs of everyone. At Onward, we’ve seen that our family and friends aren…