A Twist on Transportation Services
South Shore Elder Services (SSES) has a new take on transportation. While researchers in aging know older drivers often outlive their ability to drive. Few Americans are aware of this fact. Consequently, many continue driving and are at risk For accidents and injury. Until now no one has cracked the code to ending the giving up the keys talk. Recently, SSES teamed up with Freewheeling After Sixty and have put a twist on the conversation with a community outreach initiative.
Leading With What If?
What if we talked about ways to improve the driving skills of older adults? How about we discuss on how health affects the ability to drive? Lastly, what if we empower older adults to create a personalized transportation plan? SSES has been in the community with a rolling book launch asking these questions. More importantly, they are empowering their clients to create a plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Alan Lakein.
Once Step at a Time
Together with older adults, SSES is helping Freewheeling reach their mission. To empower 40,000 older adults with information on their transportation choices. Contact SSES to learn more about their innovative approach to aging in community.
About the Author
Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the first gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Judi has also spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She also served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America. Judi is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, you can find her at theaginexpert.com.