An Action Plan for Seniors Transportation in Manitoba: Strategic Priorities
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Cardona Claros, Karina
There is growing recognition in Manitoba that the transportation options available to older adults are a crucial factor in aging successfully. Throughout the last decade there have been a range of community efforts to improve the mobility of the oldest members of society both in rural and urban areas of the province. More recently, research has been conducted to evaluate potential options for improvements to transportation and to determine the level of governmental and community engagement that is required to implement identified strategies. As follow-up to the report Mobility Options for the Aging Population of Manitoba: An Action Plan for Regional Solutions, commissioned through the Seniors Transportation Working Group by the Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat in 2007, a one-day workshop was held in Winnipeg on March 20, 2008 (Appendix A). The gathering brought together a group representative of civic, provincial and federal government departments, senior-serving organizations, service providers and researchers (Appendix B.1/B.2). The goal of the workshop was to review the recommendations of the report and to identify strategies that should be prioritized. This report examines the strategic priorities for seniors mobility/transportation in Manitoba that were established at the workshop.