This is How I....find support for outpatient medical appointments (and other similar situations).
Written by Paula Span for the New York Times on March 25, 2023, an article titled "You May Need that Procedure. But do you Really Need an Escort?" explores the complexity of not only securing transportation to and from an outpatient medical appointment, but scheduling supervision for up to 24 hours after the procedure. Why an escort is needed, where a person might find a volunteer or paid support person, and creative solutions are explored. Villages are mentioned as a piece of the puzzle, but Downtowners SoloAgers group will continue this discussion at our meeting on May 8th at 12pm at the Parrot Gallery.
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