What is the Freewheeling Movement? Specifically a movement to create awareness among aging drivers about their transportation options. As well as, emphasizing they have choices. In addition, through awareness may come the need to lobby for transportation options.
Aging Well and Mobility
To explain the Freewheeling Movement is to emphasize what living longer means. While living longer offers the potential for reinvention, it comes with challenges. While many plan to remain in their homes and age in place. Few consider transportation. More importantly even few realize they may outlive their ability to drive. In short, researchers report many of us outlive will our ability to drive by a decade.
Creating Solutions Through Collaboration
Currently, South Shore Elders Services is sharing the message of the Freewheeling Movement through a rolling book launch. Through outreach, they are raising the issue in their communities, aging in place depends on reliable transportation. The launch is part of their ongoing mission to empower older adults and caregivers with resources to enhance their quality of life.
If you are interested in creating awareness join our community. For details contact Judi Bonilla
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.