This tip sheet is designed for both caregivers who drive older family members in their own vehicles, as well as the older adults who are their passengers. The document explores some of the common concerns regularly experienced by older adults and caregivers when providing and accepting rides.
This podcast features the experience of Ridelink, a transportation system for seniors in Kent County, MI. This program illustrates collaboration between Aging and Transit that uses person-centered mobility management as a tool to assist older adults identify the right mobility option to meet their needs.
This publication provides information and suggestions on transportation issues for seniors as it relates to dementia and when to stop driving. Community planners and local governments can utilize the information to determine how to evaluate the readiness of drivers as they age, and family, friends and caregivers can use the information to support an older […]
This six-page document speaks directly to the older driver. The document provides suggestions on self-assessments and how to recognize changes in driving ability, adjustments to make you more comfortable behind the wheel, and resources and professionals that can provide additional support to ensure continued safety and active mobility in the years ahead.
This four-page publication targets the provider community. It identifies training and information about older driver safety and transition that can assist professionals and community agencies in their efforts.
This webinar features a representative from the Federal Transit Administration to discuss the changes in MAP-21’s 5310 Program, including eligibility of projects, recipients, and sub recipients, changes to funding availability and apportionments, the role of the designated recipient, and other provisions.
This guide was developed to assist individuals and families in better understanding the current level of risk of an older driver and to direct them to other, more comprehensive resources available. It includes a driving checklist, risk factors to consider, communication and safety tips, and information on alternatives to driving.
Fixed route buses are vehicles that travel on a predetermined route on a fixed schedule and available to the population at large. This publication provides information, best practices and resources on fixed route bus systems.
This webinar discussed strategies on how older passengers can use public transportation independently, safely, and without fears. The discussion included conversation with occupational therapists, falls prevention experts and local transportation providers around the risks of falling within public transportation vehicles.
This publication identifies the challenges involved in addressing the mobility needs of culturally and ethnically diverse elders and recommendations for meeting those needs.