“Hundreds of thousands contact the Eldercare Locator for assistance”
According to a nextavenue.org article, “Transportation was the No. 1 reason adults 60 and older sought help from a national referral center last year, according to a new report.”
The article continues, “That’s not surprising, said the Eldercare Locator Data Report, published and administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (also known as n4a) and funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
“‘For older adults who can no longer drive and who live in suburban or rural communities without adequate public transit, a lack of transportation options can have a profound effect on overall quality of life,’ the report said. ‘Many callers express frustration because they can’t do simple things like visit the doctor, buy food or socialize with peers because the options for getting from Point A to Point B are limited.’”