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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 valuable reference for college students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist

This solution-focused quantity fills a spot within the literature by means of addressing the major concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that would be considerably diversified than these of past generations of older adults. This new iteration, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings previous the conventional retirement age and anticipate to pursue an lively way of life, can have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed riding accurately as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines a number of the concerns confronted by way of policymakers, transportation officers, automobile brands, healthiness and human companies 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 suggestions to reinforce caliber of lifestyles for getting older populations. throughout the contributions of a various workforce of theorists and practitioners, together with strategies from the nationwide Older driving force safeguard Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's motive force safeguard application and the MIT AgeLab, the booklet discusses a number of key subject matters pertinent to getting older the USA and transportation. between them are the altering demographics of the inhabitants, how this generation's way of life offerings impact mobility, expertise tendencies in deepest automobiles, adjustments within the infrastructure and transportation procedure, the "new" older driving force, and safety issues and schooling between older drivers. This booklet additionally explores sensible options and techniques, corresponding to new transportation ideas and thoughts that would considerably influence the way forward for mobility for older adults, for conserving those seniors energetic and cellular good into their later years.

Key beneficial properties:

  • Focuses at the exact mobility wishes of the getting older child Boomer generation
  • Provides functional strategies and methods for coverage alterations to reinforce the mobility of older adults
  • Examines concerns confronted by way of policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, future health and human providers execs, and getting older adults
  • Discusses suggestions for updating the infrastructure and transportation approach, riding safeguard schooling for older drivers, and tendencies in inner most car innovations
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