Keeping Seniors Moving
View this SamTrans Mobility Ambassador Program video on Vimeo.
Keeping seniors on the move is a top goal for SamTrans. As a way to make that goal a reality, the transit agency joined the San Mateo County Senior Mobility Initiative, a coalition of concerned agencies wanting to keep older people, including those with disabilities, safe and connected to their communities as problems related to aging make it harder for them to get around.
Maintaining senior mobility is a concern because:
- The number of older people in San Mateo County is expected to double in the next 20 years. The number of older county residents who have difficulty driving or can’t drive also will mushroom.
- Compared to the recent past, more older people will live in places that are difficult to serve by public transportation and will not be accustomed to using public transportation.
- Existing alternatives to driving and conventional public transportation, especially Paratransit, such as Redi-Wheels, will not be able to meet all the needs of seniors who must limit or cease driving.
- Because of recent waves of immigration, increasing numbers of older people will have difficulty accessing available transportation due to language and cultural barriers.
The Senior Mobility Guide provides information about transportation options for older people in San Mateo County.
The Senior Mobility Guide is available as a 31-page brochure. To order a copy, call SamTrans information at 800-660-4287.
To download and print this Guide, click here:
(To use the PDF files presented on this Web page, you will need to obtain a free copy of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.)
For additional information please see http://www.seniormobility.org regarding seniors staying mobile.
12/16/16 - dt/rjc