THE VITAL LINK: AGING AND COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION

The elderly population is rapidly increasing. The elderly rely daily on community transportation to do their errands, shopping, visiting, doctors appointments, and other basic needs. Without community transportation, this would not be possible for the elderly population. Many elderly people are forced to sell their homes and move to nursing homes where the services are provided. The elderly live longer and happier lives in their own homes as opposed to nursing homes. In 1989, Title III of the Older American Act (OAA) funded 63 million one way trips for the elderly. However, with the increasing elderly population, the funding must increase also. It is estimated that by the year 2030 total expenditures would need to increase by 264 percent to a dollar figure of $264 million in order to provide transportation service to the elderly. The funding for Title III of the OAA would need to be increased by 4.9% to $99 million.

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  • Accession Number: 00611545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1992 12:00AM