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NADTC Conducting Survey to Guide Work Promoting Transportation for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) – a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Easterseals and USAging with guidance from ACL – wants to hear about challenges and promising practices in providing accessible transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. Survey responses will help influence the work NADTC does next year.

Take their brief survey by September 28 to share your thoughts.

League of American Bicyclists Release City and State Fact Sheets to Promote Active Transportation

As part of the Benchmarking Project from the League of American Bicyclists to report and analyze public data about biking and walking, the organization is publishing fact sheets on biking and walking for each of the 50 states and 76 cities.

The project is part of an effort to better publicize existing data to understand how cities or states can get more people safely and easily biking, walking and rolling to everyday destinations, and therefore get more people physically active. Continue reading

Bring CarFit Events to Your Community by Becoming a Trainer

CarFit is a joint initiative of AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association to promote older driver safety and mobility by assisting drivers in understanding how they fit in their vehicles and making adjustments to improve comfort and safety.

During CarFit events, drivers have a 20-30 minute session with a trained technician and an occupational therapy practitioner. Upcoming trainings can help communities working to become age-friendly to host their own CarFit events. Continue reading

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan and Solicits Public Feedback

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is kicking off its 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, entitled Beyond Mobility, by reaching out across the state to get residents to participate in an online survey. The survey is available at the following link (https://arcg.is/0HHyPD) and will be offered in all major languages spoken in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age- and dementia friendly communities and stakeholders to complete and promote the survey in their networks to help raise the voice of older adults within the eventual plan. Continue reading