Older people need transportation choices

A mid-December USA Today article calls attention to the needs of seniors for more transportation choices. Many people will outlive their ability to drive: “…the physical and sensory skills necessary to drive well tend to decline with age, and suggests seniors ask themselves whether they still like driving after dark if their night vision has worsened or driving on the freeway if their reaction time has slowed.”

It is an important reason that America needs to broaden its options for getting around from the heavy, almost-exclusive reliance on private automobiles.

Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging are launching the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center to help professionals who help aging people with transportation options. See: Easter Seals press release and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging