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Senior Mobility

A vibrant community depends on the participation and contributions of all its members. Older adults contribute their talents, skills, and experience as employed and volunteer workers; they support the local government as taxpayers and the local economy as consumers of local goods and services. In turn, the community provides services that they need to continue living in the community as they age. Lost mobility jeopardizes not only the physical and emotional health of the individual who may feel a sense of loss and dependency but also the quality of their community.

SeniorTransInfo Blog

The Community Transportation Association of America, (CTAA), is making transportation and communities senior-friendly. This blog will discuss latest news, interesting perspectives on issues related to making transportation and communities senior-friendly.

Senior Mobility News

In volunteer driver programs, safety is no accident

A guide by Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc. and The Community Transportation Association of America. This article is based on a presentation last June at CTAA's 2013 EXPO preconference on Volunteer Transportation and Mobility Management.

Transportation Options for Seniors in Rural Communities

Providing Successful Transportation Options for Seniors in Rural Communities

by Debbie Dauenhauer, Executive Director, Southern Nevada Transit Coalition
Rural Voices, Housing Assistance Council, Fall 2013 Issue
The Southern Nevada Transit Coalition's Silver Rider Program has taken on the task of mitigating transportation challenges for seniors in rural Nevada. This brief information-filled article describes their strategy and programs.

Unemployed Older Workers: Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security

A recent GAO Report on Unemployed Older Workers recommends that the Secretary of Labor should consider what strategies are needed to address unique needs of older workers. Video of excerpts from GAO interviews and focus groups with unemployed older workers: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-445. The full GAO Report is also available online.

Active Living for All Ages, Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit

This brief information-rich video from AARP describes Arlington, Va., a close-in suburb of Washington, D.C., as an example of a livable community for all ages. It includes interviews with older residents, planning, aging, and transportation experts.

How Do I Start a Senior Transportation Service?

Many people who see the demand for reasonably priced senior transportation think about starting a service. For useful basic information, please visit http://www.modalchoice.com/medsenpage.php.

Interactive Map

The Beverly Foundation's Interactive Map of 1038 Supplemental Transportation Programs (STP), community-based organizations providing transportation. Click on a state to see list of STPs with links to their websites. http://www.beverlyfoundation.org/map/stps

Contact

Jane Hardin
Coordinator, Senior Transportation Programs
800.891.0590 x727
202.415.9643

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