Administration for Community Living logo: more inclusive processes lead to more successful outcomes

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Jewish Council on Aging

Jewish Council on AgingThe overarching goal of the Jewish Council on Aging's (JCA) Getting All Around the County project is to increase understanding of the transportation and mobility needs of older adults and people with disabilities within Montgomery County, Md. At the beginning of the project, emphasis was placed on engaging older people and people with disabilities through participation in focus groups and surveys and the formation of an Advisory Panel. The information gathered through these activities created a clearer picture of the county's transportation needs, identified service gaps and crystalized recommendations, such as the need to provide sensitivity training to bus drivers and address pedestrian safety issues in the county. The recommendations were prioritized and will soon be presented to county officials by the Advisory Panel members. The Advisory Panel has emerged as a voice for the community and is committed to ensuring inclusivity in all of the county's transportation activities.