Skipper Lynn, a driving force behind the construction of the senior center in Laguna Beach, no longer drives a car.
The 80-year-old was involved in a serious traffic accident in July. Her car was totaled. She was not injured, but was unable to account for the accident and that worried her so much that she decided to give up driving.
"Shortly after I was admitted to the hospital, I was interviewed by an officer," Lynn said. "He asked what had happened, and I couldn't tell him."
"I took the insurance check from Allstate and put it in the bank. Since then I have taken city transportation, and I love it! Love it! Love it!"
Now she is driven to convince other seniors to park their cars and ride city buses.
"I want to emphasize that I did it of my own volition, and I'd like to see other seniors think about it," Lynn said.