Dementia, Caregiving & Transportation Webinar
April 25, 2018
2:00–3:30pm EST/1:00-2:30pm CST/12:00-1:30pm MST/11:00am-12:30pm PST
On April 25, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) collaborated with Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County, Maryland to conduct a Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation Forum in December 2017. The Forum was designed to identify challenges and opportunities related to transportation needs of individuals with dementia and their care partners. A secondary purpose was to serve as a model for other communities who may want to explore transportation issues in their own locales. The webinar is intended to showcase a particular community’s approach to bringing together dementia and caregiving groups on the one hand, and transportation providers on the other, for information exchange and dialogue as a template for other communities.
Attendees will learn about how national initiatives, specifically the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, Dementia Friendly America, and the Administration for Community Living are working to address transportation, dementia and caregiving – including the nexus of all three issues. Attendees will also learn about Prince George’s County, Maryland’s specific work in this area, including specific lessons learned and takeaways from their community forum.
Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, U.S. Administration for Community Living
Dr. Claudia Thorne, State Coordinator, Dementia Friends Maryland
Steve Yaffe, Transit Services Manager, Department of Environmental Services–Transit Division, Arlington, Virginia
Meredith Hanley, Director, Community Capacity Building, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington, DC
Virginia Dize, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, Washington, DC
For questions, contact Virginia Dize, firstname.lastname@example.org.