Closing the Gap: Securing Senior's Assisted Transportation
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
March 31, 2021
Description / Summary
Assisted Transportation is essential. Aging in community is only feasible if older adults have access to essential services, including appropriate transportation. If an older adult can no longer drive or maintain a personal vehicle, they need accessible and affordable transportation to pick up groceries, attend medical appointments and avoid health-threatening social isolation. Seniors’ assisted transportation organizations also acted as a lifeline during the pandemic for older adults who had few supports. They provided grocery delivery and ran errands to prevent clients from having to go out, which limited their risk of exposure to the virus.