Wish Mom Could Have Done This

This program would really have benefited Mom back when she was forced to give up driving; she also had macular degeneration.

Seniors trade cars for rides :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Transportation

Edgewater resident Betty Steinke, 77, was recently forced to give up her driver’s license because of the severe visual impairment known as macular degeneration.

That left her 84-year-old husband as her only chauffeur. But it won’t be long before Leroy Steinke is off the hook.

After two years of planning, City Hall is ready to roll out a pioneering program that will allow seniors to donate their cars to a new nonprofit agency in exchange for free rides around the clock.

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