Transportion is essential for seniors to remain connected to our communities. Seniors who can’t get around are at risk for isolation.
On average women live for 10 years after they stop driving and men live for 7 years after they stop driving. Our communities need to prepare to ensure seniors can get around.
Seniors need accessible, affordable, acceptable, adaptable and available transportation options.
These options need to be integrated into a coordinated network. Communities need to be designed and retrofitted to be age-friendly. Tools are needed to help seniors navigate options and plan. These tools need to include a seniors transportation hotline and one-on-one support, and decision making across sectors.
See the 5 A’s of Senior-Friendly Transportation in the Transportation Links