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n4a supports transportation access and mobility for older adults through
co–administration of the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST), involvement in advocacy efforts like the Senior Transportation Task Force, assistance to older adults seeking transportation through the Eldercare Locator, and technical assistance to AAAs and Title VI Programs.

What’s New in Senior Transportation

NCST Welcomes Angela Brown as NCST/ Eldercare Locator Program Assistant

This dual-role position reflects the collaboration between NCST and the Eldercare Locator. In this role, Angela answers the NCST toll-free line and takes a lead in providing technical assistance to professionals in the field of senior transportation. With a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, Angela previously served as an Eldercare Locator Enhanced Services Team lead/Transportation Specialist and continues providing specialized information and counseling on transportation issues via the Eldercare Locator.

NCST’s Senior Mobility Fair a Huge Success

NCST’s first Senior Mobility Fair, held July 29 at n4a’s Annual Conference in Louisville, KY, stimulated rich discussion. Nearly 75 people participated in roundtables in the three topic areas: Mobility Management, Volunteer Transportation, and Coordination between Aging and Transportation. With positive feedback and a high level of interest received at the event, NCST plans to host the Fair again at next year’s n4a Conference in Dallas, TX.

Senior Mobility Fair Systems Level MM
Discussion leaders Carrie Porter of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (center-left) and Jason Kelly of the Northern Arizona Council of Government (center-right), engage Senior Mobility Fair participants in conversation about developing networks and systems within mobility management.

Person—Centered Mobility Management Grantees Share Their Work

Three NCST Person-Centered Mobility Management Grantees presented on aspects of their work at the n4a Conference in Louisville, KY.

In May 2012, nine sites received NCST funding for projects that demonstrate innovative and effective approaches for providing “person-centered” mobility management to benefit older adults. (Project Summaries) Stay tuned for project results.

Initiatives

National Center on Senior Transportation

n4a co–administers the National Center on Senior Transportation with Easter Seals. The Center provides technical assistance, training and support for innovations in transportation for older adults at the community level. The NCST targets its activities to aging organizations and to public and private transportation providers.

Senior Transportation Task Force

n4a co–chairs this national workgroup of organizations—focused on aging, disability, health care, faith-based, transit and labor issues—that are collectively advancing senior transportation concerns during the authorization of highway and transit programs.

Resources

Staff