By Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio
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"Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited quantity is a welcome contribution to highlighting this factor for gerontologists. the gathering is an informative and worthy reference for college students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist
This solution-focused quantity fills a spot within the literature by way of addressing the most important concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that may be considerably varied than these of prior generations of older adults. This new iteration, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings previous the conventional retirement age and count on to pursue an energetic way of life, can have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed using adequately as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines the various concerns confronted through policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, wellbeing and fitness and human prone pros, and getting older adults themselves because the biggest new release prepares to go into overdue maturity.
The volume's editors are either on the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary staff designs, develops and deploys strategies to reinforce caliber of existence for getting older populations. in the course of the contributions of a various staff of theorists and practitioners, together with innovations from the nationwide Older driving force safeguard Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's driving force protection software and the MIT AgeLab, the publication discusses a number of key subject matters pertinent to getting older the United States and transportation. between them are the altering demographics of the inhabitants, how this generation's way of life offerings have an effect on mobility, know-how tendencies in deepest cars, alterations within the infrastructure and transportation approach, the "new" older motive force, and safety issues and schooling between older drivers. This publication additionally explores sensible strategies and techniques, similar to new transportation innovations and options that may considerably influence the way forward for mobility for older adults, for conserving those seniors lively and cellular good into their later years.
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Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy by Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio