Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio's Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and PDF

By Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio

ISBN-10: 0826123155

ISBN-13: 9780826123152

"Recommended."--CHOICE: present reports for tutorial Libraries

"Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited quantity is a welcome contribution to highlighting this factor for gerontologists. the gathering is an informative and priceless reference for college kids, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist

This solution-focused quantity fills a niche within the literature via addressing the most important matters round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that might be considerably diverse than these of prior generations of older adults. This new new release, lots of whom will proceed to paintings previous the normal retirement age and count on to pursue an energetic way of life, could have to confront new transportation know-how, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed riding adequately as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines the various matters confronted by way of policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, wellbeing and fitness and human providers execs, and getting older adults themselves because the biggest new release prepares to go into past due maturity.

The volume's editors are either on the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary group designs, develops and deploys suggestions to augment caliber of existence for getting older populations. during the contributions of a various staff of theorists and practitioners, together with thoughts from the nationwide Older motive force security Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's driving force defense software and the MIT AgeLab, the ebook discusses numerous key themes pertinent to getting older the United States and transportation. between them are the altering demographics of the inhabitants, how this generation's way of life offerings have an effect on mobility, expertise traits in deepest cars, alterations within the infrastructure and transportation procedure, the "new" older motive force, and questions of safety and schooling between older drivers. This ebook additionally explores sensible suggestions and techniques, reminiscent of new transportation techniques and techniques that may considerably effect the way forward for mobility for older adults, for preserving those seniors energetic and cellular good into their later years.

Key positive aspects:

  • Focuses at the distinct mobility wishes of the getting older child Boomer generation
  • Provides useful strategies and techniques for coverage adjustments to augment the mobility of older adults
  • Examines concerns confronted via policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, wellbeing and fitness and human providers execs, and getting older adults
  • Discusses suggestions for updating the infrastructure and transportation process, riding protection schooling for older drivers, and tendencies in deepest automobile innovations
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