Senior Transportation: Importance to Healthy AgingHelen Kerschner and Nina M Silverstein*
Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nina M Silverstein
Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School
University of Massachusetts Boston
Wheatley Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 102, Boston, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 19, 2016; Accepted date: January 03, 2017; Published date: January 05, 2017
Citation: Kerschner H, Silverstein NM (2017) Senior Transportation: Importance to Healthy Aging. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:381. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000381
Copyright: © 2017 Kerschner H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Community health and social service providers generally identify older adult transportation as one of the top three issues (if not the #1 issue) as a want, a need, and a challenge. The reason is that transportation cuts across a host of critical issues related to healthy aging, and driving cessation or the possibility of driving cessation often triggers negative outcomes including depression and social isolation.