The on-demand economy: Changing the way we live as we age

On-Demand & Sharing Economies Aide Tech Friendly Seniors Age In Place.

the National Association of Senior Move Managers® blog

DSC01785a1449616390Excellent article in The Washington Post encouraging us to assume nothing about older adults & aging.

Companies such as Instacart, Uber and TaskRabbit may be known for their appeal to young, urban consumers, but they may soon influence older adults’ lives just as profoundly. Offering alternatives to traditional, senior-oriented services, these companies stand to transform how the older demographic gets things done.

At 88, Sally Lindover already participates as both a user and a provider in what’s known as the on-demand and sharing economy.

She recently signed up for home delivery services following a trip to France with a younger tour group. “I’m so competitive, of course I had to keep up with them,” Lindover says. The result was some lower-back pain that made it difficult for her to walk to the grocery store when she returned home to Cambridge, Mass.

So she started using Instacart, a company that does…

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