Aging in Community Opportunities for Delaware’s Senior Population: The Significance of Accessible Community Transportation Options

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Access to affordable and reliable transportation for the elderly is a concern for many communities, especially in rural areas where service is practically nonexistent. As defined by the National Aging in Place Council (NAPC), aging in place (i.e., aging in community), is “the ability to continue to live in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment, and being able to participate in family and other community activities (2014).” The World Health Organization (2007) notes that aging in place/community aims to reverse or lesson the decrease in functional capacity that occurs with age. As a comprehensive approach to staying in one’s community/home, aging in place involves a variety of issues facing senior citizens, including housing, finance, health, education, recreation, and transportation.
Quality of life, Senior citizens, Aging, Delaware senior citizens, Senior citizen transportation, Elderly transportation, Community transportation, Aging in place, Aging in community