Phoenix, Arizona — Envoy America, a comprehensive senior ride program that offers door-to-door accompanied transportation services for seniors, announced yesterday, October 12, 2016 that it has signed a partnership agreement with Lyft, the fastest-growing on-demand transportation service in the U.S., and has added Lyft’s Concierge Service to Envoy America’s suite of accompanied transportation service offerings. With Lyft Concierge, both individual clients and business entities using Envoy America’s platform for pre-scheduled door-to-door accompanied transportation services will now have the additional option of requesting traditional curb-to-curb rideshare services too.
Lyft’s services will provide door-to-door accompanied transportation services through the Envoy America platform. For example, the Envoy America driver companions — not Lyft drivers — will accompany a senior to a doctor’s appointment, stay with them, accompany them to a pharmacy or lab to do additional work, and perhaps take them to a grocery store and assist by taking items from the upper and lower shelves and placing them in the basket.
“We are thrilled that we are working with Lyft to help resolve the huge issue of safe and convenient senior transportation services in our communities,” said K. C. Kanaan, CEO and Co-Founder of Envoy America. “Lyft has such a well-respected and large following, and we’re happy to be using the Lyft Concierge service, and be a partner that could help fill an accompanied transportation need when Lyft is contacted by a senior who needs extra care and attention.”
“Working with Envoy America helps us increase the independence of elders who require curb-to-curb transportation,” said Gyre Renwick, head of healthcare enterprise partnerships, Lyft. “ At Lyft, our mission is to reconnect communities through better transportation, and working with Envoy America is one way we can expand the benefits of ridesharing to more and more people.”
Envoy America is a Scottsdale, Arizona company that operates a ridesharing platform and mobile application that matches seniors that cannot drive or don’t want to drive themselves with driver companions. The company leverages smart technology and human compassion to extend the health system outside the home. The service helps seniors stay healthy, independent and socially active – all without getting behind the wheel of a car. The Envoy America service is delivered by driver companions who are 50+ in age and specially trained and certified to provide a helping hand, like a son or daughter would. Call Envoy America at (888) 375-5558 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit http://www.envoyamerica.com.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to driving positive change for the future of our cities.