On April 25, 2018, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center hosted a webinar that showcased 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.
This webinar is an extension of collaboration among NADTC, 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.
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