Webinar Registration by February 4, 2020: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours.
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern). **Recorded Version**
This webinar will address the challenges inherent in helping older adults stay connected to their communities as they age and present guidance for developing an individual mobility plan. For many seniors and individuals who develop disabilities in adulthood, “giving up the keys” spells social isolation, and health and mental health can be affected when they stop driving. It is vitally important to ensure easy access to information about the community’s transportation options and to help older adults become comfortable using different transportation modes. The webinar will include an activity to assist learners to identify ways to support safe mobility in their own communities.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (elderly; disabled)
1. Gain insight into the reasons why older adults are reluctant to give up the keys and how not driving may impact their lives
2. Recognize the challenges of matching available community transportation options to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities
3. Understand the value of encouraging older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers to develop a mobility plan as they plan for retirement and future long-term care needs
About the Presenter
Virginia L. Dize is the Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)/Program Director), has more than thirty years’ experience in Aging programs with a focus on transportation since 2008. She managed several rounds of demonstration grants under the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST), which she co-directed from 2008 through 2015, and has done work on older driver safety, pedestrian safety, volunteer driver programs, transportation for elders living on Indian reservations and diversity. She leads n4a’s efforts to support transportation within the Aging Network, developed the Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnership project’s grant program, funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), and oversaw development of call center operations guidance under the Federal Transit Administration’s Veterans Transportation Community Living Initiative. Ms. Dize has a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University (1982) and has authored publications on senior transportation, consumer direction, long term care and elder rights.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Statutorily Required: Elder Services; Disability Services
Additional Recommended: Supportive Service Needs of Persons with Disabilities