The ability to get to where you want to go, when you want to go there is a key factor for aging-in-place in our communities. It is often taken for granted until that ability is compromised. The informal network of family and friends, if it exists, is not likely to be a sustainable transportation alternative for persons with cognitive impairment or for older adults with limitations that may not fit eligibility criteria for senior transportation services, where they exist. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of communities to address the specialized supportive mobility needs of community-residing older adults. A major conclusion to emerge from the research is the connection of mobility to healthcare.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Silverstein, Nina M.; Turk, Kristina M.; Adams, Laura; Belanger, Holly; Burke, Linnea; Jones, Stephen; Lee, Lauren; Lopez, David; Sherman, Keith; Paradis, Lee; O’Neill, Erin; Rao, Alycia; and Solano, Rachael, "Addressing the Supportive Transportation Challenges of Community-Residing Older Adults" (2014). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 265.