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Wednesday, August 12, 2015   

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers.

Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and information online to get people started.

Adam Sohn, vice president for strategic initiatives at Life Reimagined, called the two organizations a natural fit since the ride-sharing app allows seniors to monetize one of their biggest assets - their vehicle.

"We thought that would be a really positive opportunity for people in the Life Reimagined community to earn additional income, to be more self-empowered," he said, "and maybe starting their own business by just taking their car out of their driveway."

Uber said more than half of its current drivers are age 40 and older, and 24 percent are 50 or older. To qualify to drive for Uber, a driver needs insurance, a clean driving record and a car that is less than 10 years old.

Sohn said studies show that older people are more careful on the road than are younger drivers, making them ideal candidates to drive for Uber.

"Uber is also excited about the level of engagement from these more experienced drivers," he said. "and the level of safety that the passengers will enjoy."

Part of the new agreement is that drivers who sign up for Uber through Life Reimagined get a $35 bonus after they complete 10 trips. Information is on either the Uber or Life Reimagined websites.


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