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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 valuable reference for college kids, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist

This solution-focused quantity fills a niche within the literature by means of addressing the main concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that might be considerably assorted than these of earlier generations of older adults. This new new release, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings prior the conventional retirement age and anticipate to pursue an energetic way of life, can have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed using competently as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines a number of the matters confronted via policymakers, transportation officers, automobile brands, overall healthiness and human companies pros, and getting older adults themselves because the greatest iteration prepares to go into past due maturity.

The volume's editors are either on the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary crew designs, develops and deploys thoughts to augment caliber of existence for getting older populations. throughout the contributions of a various crew of theorists and practitioners, together with strategies from the nationwide Older motive force protection Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's motive force security application 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 automobiles, adjustments within the infrastructure and transportation method, the "new" older driving force, and questions of safety and schooling between older drivers. This publication additionally explores functional ideas and techniques, comparable to new transportation innovations and ideas that might considerably impression the way forward for mobility for older adults, for preserving those seniors lively and cellular good into their later years.

Key positive aspects:

  • Focuses at the distinctive mobility wishes of the getting older child Boomer generation
  • Provides sensible recommendations and methods for coverage alterations to reinforce the mobility of older adults
  • Examines matters confronted by means of policymakers, transportation officers, car brands, health and wellbeing and human providers execs, and getting older adults
  • Discusses ideas for updating the infrastructure and transportation approach, riding protection schooling for older drivers, and tendencies in inner most automobile innovations
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