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Transportation Events at the n4a Conference

Join NADTC staff at the n4a Conference in Savannah, GA for NADTC organized sessions to share your ideas and experiences with your peers! NADTC will host a pre-conference intensive session on Rural Transportation on July 30, 2017. The 5th Annual Mobility Fair will take place July 31, 2017. This session will occur as a roundtable discussion focused on various topics related to accessible transportation. Register today!

July 30, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

NADTC Pre-Intensive: Increasing Transportation Options in Rural America for Older Adults and People with Disabilities 

Transportation remains a major barrier for older adults and people with disabilities nationwide, but nowhere is this barrier felt more keenly than in rural America. This intensive will include discussion of the unique mobility challenges facing rural areas and feature AAA programs that have been successful in obtaining funding and developing creative programs that address the transportation needs of rural residents.

Presenters:

  • Virginia Dize, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and Director, Transportation, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Lanier Boatwright, Executive Director, Three Rivers Regional Commission, Griffin, GA
  • Joy Shirley, Director, Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging, Franklin, GA
  • Mitchell Elliott, Transit Director, Mountain Empire Older Citizens, VA

 

July 31, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

NADTC’s 5th Annual Mobility Fair

Monday will kick off with an interactive roundtable session led by National Aging and Disability Transportation (NADTC) staff. NADTC knows that transportation is a critical element for older adults who wish to live healthy, independent lives. This session gives you a chance to tell your story, share challenges, best practices, and questions with NADTC staff and your peers around any issues that your AAA faces or has overcome. Multiple small roundtables offer participants a structured conversational process to facilitate discussion in small groups, but also the opportunity to rotate and link each table topic to the overarching theme of the session.

Presenters:

  • Jeff Graney, Technical Assistance Associate, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Eileen Miller, Senior Program Associate, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Julie Dupree, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, Easterseals, Washington, DC
  • Virginia Dize, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and Director, Transportation, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Kelly Tyler, Program Manager, Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

 

There will also be four additional transportation sessions at the conference! 

July 31, 2017

10:30 am – 11:45 am: Expanding Senior Transportation Alternatives—It Takes a Community!

Lack of transportation presents a significant barrier to aging in place, limiting access to the cornerstones of basic needs: medical appointments, social events, and shopping. It takes a community to work together to provide the help that is needed. This session will highlight how the community of Sonoma County, California formed countywide partnerships to expand transportation alternatives and coordinate services to the most vulnerable seniors and people living with disabilities in the county. With the AAA coordinating the efforts and bringing partners together, successes include the expansion of volunteer driver programs from one region to six over the past two years, the implementation of travel voucher programs utilizing both traditional taxi services and the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Lyft, and collectively advocating for change to increase options and reduce gaps in transportation services.

Presenters:

  • Tracy Repp, Area Agency on Aging Program Manager, Sonoma County Human Services Department, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Diane Kaljian, Assistance Director, Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, Santa Rosa, CA

 

August 1, 2017

10:15 am 11:30 am: Inclusive Community Transportation

Older adults and people with disabilities use transportation to engage in life. Learn strategies from colleagues across the country being used to include people using transportation to inform the continuous quality improvement of transportation services and systems.

Presenters:

  • Virginia Dize, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and Director, Transportation, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Roberta Habowski, Mobility Project Manager, Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Southfield, MI
  • Kelly Tyler, Program Manager, Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

 

1:00 pm – 2:15pm: Getting There Together: Mobility Management Strategies

Transportation is a lifeline for older adults and people with disabilities, and yet it remains one of the greatest unmet needs in the community. This workshop will explore Mobility Management strategies such as a 1-call, 1-click center, Volunteer Transportation program, Aging and Disability Sensitivity and ADA training for transit providers, and accessibility audits and improvement plans to increase and enhance transportation options in your community.
Presenters:
  • Katie Kutcher, Aging Programs Coordinator, Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Charlotte, NC
  • Katie Hayes, Volunteer Transportation Services Specialist, Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Charlotte, NC

 

2:30 pm – 3:45pm: Improving Health Through Better Access to Transportation: Atlanta’s Model Approach

Access to transportation is a crucial component of good health. Many with limited transportation options are forced to skip preventive care, forgo care when ill and seek care only in emergency situations, resulting in higher costs for both the individual and health care system at large. Both disability and low income contribute to one’s inability to drive and maintain a car. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is employing a multi-prong approach to increase vulnerable residents’ access to health care and related daily needs so that people can remain healthy and independent as long as possible. This session will explore ARC’s comprehensive transportation strategies and services to improve transportation in the region from planning to implementation. Participants will learn how ARC is evaluating the Return on Investment (ROI) of reliable transportation for individuals and health care providers in order to attract additional investments for transportation services.
Presenters:
  • Mary Blumberg, Program Manager, Strategic Planning and Development, Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, Atlanta, GA
  • Cyndi Burke, Mobility Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, Atlanta, GA

Details

Start:
July 30 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.n4aconference.org

Organizer

Eileen Miller
Email:
emiller@n4a.org

Venue

Savannah International Trade Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, 31402
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