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 priceless reference for college kids, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist
This solution-focused quantity fills a niche within the literature through addressing the most important concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that may be considerably assorted than these of prior generations of older adults. This new iteration, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings prior the normal retirement age and count on to pursue an energetic way of life, could have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed using thoroughly as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines a number of the concerns confronted via policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, health and wellbeing 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 recommendations to augment caliber of existence for getting older populations. during the contributions of a various staff of theorists and practitioners, together with techniques from the nationwide Older motive force defense Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's driving force security application and the MIT AgeLab, the publication discusses numerous key issues 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 impact mobility, know-how tendencies in inner most automobiles, adjustments within the infrastructure and transportation approach, the "new" older motive force, and questions of safety and schooling between older drivers. This e-book additionally explores functional recommendations and techniques, equivalent to new transportation ideas and thoughts that would considerably impression the way forward for mobility for older adults, for retaining those seniors energetic and cellular good into their later years.
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