Thinking Outside the Bus: The Impact of Transportation on Economic Security
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Thinking Outside the Bus: The Impact of Transportation on Economic Security

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Date: January 19, 2012

Time: 3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET

Type: Webinar

Transportation is an essential support that allows older adults to remain independent and in the community, and provides them with access to services across the spectrum of economic security.

While there are transportation coordination mandates at federal, state, and many local levels, creating a coordinated, accessible system is daunting and often difficult. 

Join NCOA's Economic Security Initiative to learn about a collaborative model of senior transportation services established in 2006 for older adults in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Senior Transportation Connection (STC) leverages public and private support and has a solid plan for financial sustainability. STC serves 35% of the county and nearly half of the older adults living in the city of Cleveland, providing over 125,000 trips annually. 

Speakers: Ramsey Alwin, Director, NCOA's Economic Security Initiative; Janice Dzigiel, Executive Director, Senior Transportation Connection; Jane Fumich, Director, City of Cleveland Department on Aging

Discover:

  • How STC and benefit access programs in the region collaborate to help seniors. 
  • Details of a current collaboration between STC, Older Americans Act Title III providers, the Cleveland Department on Aging, and expanded services supported by Community Development Block Grant funds.
  • A model of a coordinated transportation operation and the positive impact it has on older adults' economic security.

 

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