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“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”

 ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty

 

 3 Qs of Senior Transportation

  1. ELIGIBILITY – What are the requirements, if any?
  2. AFFORDABILITY – What is the costs?
  3. ACCESSIBILITY – What is the service area? What times does the service operate? Are door-though-door, door-to-door, or curb-to-curb services provided?  Is a reservation needed, and how far in advance?  Are rides provided in the evenings, on weekends, or on holidays?  Are rides provided to social as well as medical or shopping appointments?  Will driver aid with packages and other carry-ons?  Are vehicles wheelchair accessible?

The issue for boomers won’t be ‘aging in place,’ the real question will be, ‘How do I get out of this place?’

Baby boomers are looking around their houses and thinking “What can I do so that I can age in place?” and investing in renovations when all the data show that one of the first things go to is the ability to drive — long before the ability to walk. Instead, they should be asking “What can I do to get out of this place? How will I get to the doctor or the grocery?” Every single one of them has to look in the mirror right now and ask themselves, “What do I do when I can’t drive?”

   LLOYD ALTER, Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) 

 

Resources for YOU

GOGO Grandparent

Senior Transportation: National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST)

Video: Transportation Solutions for Aging in Auto-Centric America

Check your state: Senior Services Transportation

For-Profit Services SilverRide

Transportation for America: Seniors & Transit

Transportation Options for Older Adults: ELDER-CARE LOCATOR 

 

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