It can sometimes be painful to watch an elderly struggle with her smartphone. However, you don’t have to merely keep watching when you can refer her to GoGoGranpdparent. Learn more about this phone service for seniors here.
Don’t be fooled by her age or her not-so-smart flip phone. Eighty-five-year-old Betty Lou Luce is spurring a technology movement that’s spreading from bridge clubs to retirement homes across Southern California.
Thanks to a phone service called GoGoGrandparent, Luce is defying the stereotypes associated with older adults, using the same on-demand mobile apps as smartphone-savvy millennials and boomers. The Torrance resident takes Uber rides to and from Coco’s Bakery and doctor appointments. She gets meals and groceries delivered by trendy, give-it-to-me-now apps such as Munchery, Postmates and Instacart.
And, perhaps best of all, there’s no app required. GoGoGrandparent, created by Luce’s 24-year-old grandson Justin Boogaard, is just a hotline.
Justin Boogaard, 24, right, started GoGoGrandparent with his grandmother Betty Lou Luce, 85, left, in mind. Luce’s first trip using the service was to Coco’s Bakery Restaurant.