Can my grandmother (99) get free transportation to and from food shopping?

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dconquest, my Mom was in her late 90's, also had age related decline, which also means eyesight and hearing problems, plus walking. Grocery shopping became a bit much for her, and for me, as KayKay mentioned above, a short trip can take a couple of hours.

Plus Mom wasn't able to reach grocery items on the top shelf, nor could she lift her groceries to bring them home. I found it easier to get her grocery list and do it all myself.

Check to see if your area has on-line grocery shopping. If yes, then you can ask Grandmother what does she need from the store. You order on-line, and the on-line service would deliver the items to Grandmother's house [there was a delivery fee].

When I got tired of double grocery shopping each week [for my parents, and the next day for myself], I started to use the on-line service. It was great :)
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Totally agree Pam, no 99 y/o should be going grocery shopping alone. Way too much for her physically. Arrange for an aide to shop for her, do it yourself for her if you can, or do online grocery shopping for her and pay to have them delivered. I understand that she may feel she is losing her independence but she still can do many things on her own in her home to maintain independence.
Grocery shopping is hard for we 50 something year olds! Why put her through that?
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KayKay mentioned contacting the local bus service if you have one. Locally it is possible to "dial a bus" They are equipped with lifts so the elder can ride their scooter right on the bus.
i don't think age should limit an elders activities if they are still capable of getting around on their own.
I probably won't see 99 but as I have become more disabled I have found that people are very willing to help. One of the City pharmacies does home deliveries and they carry a good selection of basic supplies in addition to the usual drug store supplies. Others can use a taxi for about $5.00 to go to the grocery store. There is also some free medical transport but I don't know how to qualify for that.
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No 99 year old should be sent out shopping alone.
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Depending on how active she is, it might be easier for you to just go. I don't know you're situation, I'm just speaking from personal experience. I have to do all the shopping because she has trouble seeing, and she can't even walk one isle without having to sit down. We would spend 4 hours and only grab 2 or 3 things.

Transportation wise, if she can go you would want to contact your local bus system. They have special vans that go around and pick up elderly and their caregivers if they can't get around.
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