NCST is hosting its first-ever Senior Mobility Fair
on Monday, July 29, during the n4a Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The daylong Senior Mobility Fair will include opportunities to learn about senior transportation innovations from program experts from across the U.S. Participants can also attend roundtable discussions to learn about new and creative approaches for addressing three key senior transportation areas:
- Person-Centered Mobility Management/Options Counseling
- Volunteer Driver Programs
- Planning and Coordination Between Aging & Transportation Programs
Read more about transportation-focused sessions (*.PDF) at the n4a Annual Conference. If you are attending the conference and want to participate, let us know. Contact: email@example.com
Questions & Answers from Volunteer Driver Programs: Examples from the Field, the final webinar in the NCST’s three-part series, generated numerous questions on a range of issues, including risk mitigation and program development, from participants. All of the questions plus responses from the volunteer driver programs that participated in the webinar are now available online on AGEcomm.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation’s diverse communities. View the CLAS Standards online or download a (*.PDF).
Grantmakers in Aging has released the resource, Age-Friendly Communities: The movement to create great places to grow up and grow old in America: An Introduction for private and public funders. The document profiles notable age-friendly programs, highlights issues and best practices, and offers insight from experts. Download this resource.
For the latest news on MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), including new program funding announcements, visit the Federal Transit Administration’s MAP-21 webpage. This webpage also includes an overview of the legislation, FY 2012 and 2013 apportionment details, PowerPoint presentations, and fact sheets. Additionally, FTA posts its proposed circulars online.
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recently released reports of interest to people who serve older adults. TCRP Report 161 - Methods for Forecasting Demand and Quantifying Need for Rural Passenger Transportation: Final Workbook presents step-by-step procedures. WHO’s Pedestrian Safety: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners describes the magnitude of pedestrian deaths and injuries around the world; key risk factors; ways of assessing the pedestrian safety situation in a given setting and preparing an action plan; and how to select, design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions.
Senior Transportation Exchange
The STE is an online community for the discussion of trending topics in senior transportation. Current topic: "Assisted Transportation" now through August 16, 2013.
Diversity & Senior Transportation
DST is an online community for two groups of professionals—those with experience in serving cultural and/or ethnically diverse older adults, and those in the transportation field.
Call NCST (toll-free) at 866-528-6278 or email Lynn Winchell-Mendy at firstname.lastname@example.org. NCST can provide technical assistance by helping you find the answer or resource on:
- Best practices - how other communities are working to increase and improve transportation
- Accessibility - ADA and beyond, to accommodate passenger needs and preferences
- Livable communities/safe walking and biking
- Coordinated transportation planning
- Transportation coalition building, working with customers and stakeholders
- Specific needs related to rural, urban, suburban, or frontier areas
- Creative solutions - volunteer driver, shuttles and ride-sharing
Looking for a ride? Call Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116.
||NCST Modes and Services Series: CarFit
This resource includes an overview of CarFit, a program that helps older drivers gage how well their personal vehicles "fit" them and provides them with the opportunity to discuss driver safety, mobility, and ways to improve their fit.
|PROGRAM SUCCESS STORIES
Timebanking and senior transportation is a growing trend across the country. Read a program success story about one well-established time bank in Maryland with a successful ride program and a time bank in Wisconsin that partners with local dialysis centers to provide rides to dialysis patients.