The CORE Transportation Group hosted a presentation and discussion forum on Alternate Transportation Service Providers’ response to COVID19 on September 10, 2020, which was attended by community-based seniors serving sector members from across the province including Calgary, Chestermere, Clairmont, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Hinton, Okotoks, Red Deer, Rimbey, St. Albert, St. Paul, Sundre, Three Hills, Valleyview, and Westlock.
The presenters were Dr. Bonnie M. Dobbs, Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Director of Medically At-Risk Driver Centre (MARD) at the University of Alberta, and Emily Hussey, Research Coordinator, MARD
A PDF copy of the presentation slides is attached to this resource.
Here are links to the additional resources that were shared during this session:
Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment - In 2016-2017, MARD conducted a Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment of seniors and persons with disabilities (PWD). In each of the reports below, there is valuable information on the unmet transportation needs of seniors and PWD and what these individuals think alternate transportation services should look like.
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The CORE Transportation Group is focused on developing solutions to current challenges in providing transportation, as well as planning for the expected surge in demand as physical distancing requirements are eased. This group welcomes participation from transportation providers from all sectors, Alberta Health Services, government partners, health, and community-based organizations with concerns in meeting the transportation needs of older adults in your community. Organizations that have or are developing solutions – your expertise and suggestions are welcome! Join to connect with others around this important issues and service.