We all know that driving is a flash point in the lives of community dwelling seniors. No one likes the idea of taking away the car keys, yet the time can arise when it becomes difficult, and even unsafe, for seniors to drive themselves. Lyft, one of the ride-sharing companies that allows you to call for a car through the click of a smart phone app, has publicly promoted itself as a valuable alternative for seniors in need of transportation. Now, they are taking that commitment to seniors one step further. Working with the USC Center for Body Computing, Lyft has announced a pilot program to provide free transportation to seniors in the greater Los Angeles area who are willing to wear trackable devices that will allow researchers to track behavior patterns and develop products and services that will better meet the needs of older consumers. This is all part of a goal of better educating seniors about digital tools that can help improve their standard of living and preserve their independence. Read more about this new ride sharing and research study Here. And for those seniors who still drive, and see Lyft as an opportunity to socialize while earning some extra income, take a look at this captivating animated short film by Academy Award-winner John Kahrs Here.