Montecito resident Carole Bennett has started a private transportation business, offering driving services to seniors in our community. Where To? was launched last year, when Bennett was connected to seniors in need at Casa Dorinda; one of whom she began taking on errands around town. “I quickly realized there was a need for a friendly driver, who would be a fun companion to go out on the town,” Bennett said.
This isn’t the first endeavor by the entrepreneurial Bennett, who has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and has written several books on addiction and recovery. She has also launched several food companies, offering her famous matzo ball for delivery (called Just One Soup), and her savory seasoned almonds and cashews via The Montecito Nut Company. Bennett is also highly involved in the equestrian world, organizing and managing dressage schooling events in Santa Ynez.
“Where To? is filling the gap in care that many seniors need in our community,” Bennett said, explaining that her companionship and driving service fills the gap between an at-home caregiver and a taxi, Easy Lift, or uber driver. “I know there is a need.”
Bennett says she is CPR certified, has a clean background check, and a clean driving record. “I drive a super fun Mini Cooper!” she said. “People love driving around in it!” She is available for errands such as salon visits, grocery store runs, and more, or can be hired for travel and companionship to a movie, lunch, or even a day trip to Solvang. “I’m a lot of fun to be around!” she laughed.
Bennett has a two-hour minimum and charges $25 an hour. For more information, call (805) 452-7400.