Transportation, COVID-19, and Seniors
We’ve long known that a lack of access to transportation can negatively affect health outcomes for older adults.
In addition, a loss of independence and reduced involvement in social activities and personal hobbies brought about by not having access to transportation often results in social isolation, which also negatively impacts the health of older adults.
As growing numbers of older adults become affected by stay-at-home orders as a means of social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, addressing social isolation is increasingly important.
What do these orders mean for older adults who need to access rides for critical medical appointments or treatment for chronic health conditions?
Or for older adults who, before the COVID-19 outbreak, were dealing with loneliness and social isolation, and who are now experiencing isolation at a greater level?
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to learn about how transportation providers are addressing the need to connect during a time when people are hesitant to leave their homes.
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