Dementia-Friendly Transportation – Driver Training

The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA), MassMobility, and the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to announce a special training session for drivers. The Dementia-Friendly Transportation Training program will offer drivers – from council on aging van drivers to regional transit drivers – all types of tools to recognize and work with people living with dementia.

This session will be of interest to volunteer drivers who provide one-on-one transportation to older adults, Councils on Aging that run van services using paid drivers as well as match community volunteers with older adults, and transit drivers who drive buses and paratransit. Meghan Lemay, M.S., Regional Manager, Western MA, Alzheimer’s Association will provide the training. Meghan also brings to the session her experience as a bus driver for a Senior Center.

Those interested may register here. Please contact Patty Sullivan at patty@mcoaonline.com if reasonable accommodations are needed. Requests for accommodations should be submitted 3 days before the scheduled training.

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 3 from 2-3:30 pm and Tuesday, March 9 from 10-11:30 am.