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Transportation Options for Older Adults Choices for Mobility Independence Transportation Options for Older Adults INDEPENDENT. ACTIVE. CONNECTED. CONFIDENT. IN CONTROL. Transportation Options for Older Adults Have you ever thought about what would happen if the transportation you use is no longer an option? How would you continue to maintain your independence so that you could continue with your daily routines? Who would you turn to for assistance? People often look to friends or relatives to assist with transportation – this may be a good option for you, but it is not always the most convenient for you or for them. Thinking ahead to alternative transportation options can give you peace of mind should your current means of getting around in your community change in the future. This brochure will assist you to learn about various alternative transportation options and some things to consider to help you make confident decisions about which option would be best for you. Keep in mind that not all types of transportation are available in every community. Several aging organizations can assist you in learning about the options in your community, such as your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and Indian Tribal Organization. Contact the Eldercare Locator at 800.677.1116 or to identify these resources in your area. “It is our choices. . .that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling~ Transportation Options Depending upon your destination and physical needs, transportation choices in your area might include buses, vans, taxis, or even volunteer drivers from human service organizations. Listed below are descriptions of transportation resources and services for you to think about and explore as you look ahead: n Volunteer Driver Programs: Local faith-based and nonprofit organ

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