Have you ever thought about what would happen if the transportation you use is no longer an option? How would you continue to maintain your independence so that you could continue with your daily routines? Who would you turn to for assistance? People often look to friends or relatives to assist with transportation – this may be a good option for you, but it is not always the most convenient.
Thinking ahead to alternative transportation options can give you peace of mind should your current means of getting around in your community change in the future. Keep in mind that not all types of transportation are available in every community. Several aging organizations can assist you in learning about the options in your community, such as your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and Indian Tribal Organization. Contact the Eldercare Locator at www.eldercare.gov to identify these resources in your area.
AAA’s Senior Transportation Mobility Planner
AAA’s Senior Transportation Mobility Planner is designed to help you start planning today, for a fun, mobile and enriching life tomorrow. The Mobility Planner covers three main areas to maximize your freedom and safe mobility:
- Simple Preventative Steps: Mental & Physical Fitness
- Build Comfort in Using Alternatives to Driving
- Take Advantage of Useful Resources