Monday, June 14, 2010

Senior Transportation Study

Access to transportation is essential for seniors to age successfully in their homes. Yet, most communities do not have a coordinated means to help seniors find the transportation that is right for them. This is particularly problematic in rural and suburban areas.

The National Center on Senior Transportation just did a nationwide survey among the Area Agencies on Aging to learn more about needs and how they are being filled. Take a look via this link.
National Center on Senior Transportation:

What is your community doing? In Darien, CT, Aging in Place in Darien has a transportation committee which collects the information and helps to identify gaps in transportation and then tries to fill those gaps. Anyone who needs transportation can call the AIP coordinator to get information on rides via half-price taxi vouchers, Gallivant (senior van), Norwalk Transit, Family and Children's Agency, or via volunteers at local houses of worship. Call Alyssa at: 203-202-2912. Or email her at: aipcoordinator@communityfunddarien.org.

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3 comments:

G F Mueden said...

The first thing that comes to my mnd is the need for good pavements where I walk, sidewalks, and crosswalks, especially no curbcuts that lead to puddles that freezein the winter and become dangerous.
Let them be be walker and wheelchair friendly. ===gm===

Jhon Smith said...

Some senior assisted living for
Senior Housing facilities offer as part of their program bathing and dressing assistance,

Jhon Smith said...

Most Assisted Living centers will put together a unique program for Senior Housing to meet the need of each resident for the purpose of ensuring every person is secure in knowing they are receiving the exact services