The ability to move around your community – to get to the places you need and want to go, is essential. In Connecticut, there are several options for transportation including driving your own car, volunteer and private ride services, taking a public bus or train and using local Dial-A-Ride. The range and type of options differ for each community. By identifying and addressing the physical, sensory, and cognitive changes that may come with aging or disabilities, drivers can investigate solutions that may keep them on the road longer.
The resources found below offer older adults and people with disabilities some options for maintaining mobility and independence in daily life.
For further information, contact the Mobility Ombudsmen (also known as mobility management) in your region. Visit the Connecticut Department of Transportation website – Mobility Ombudsman section, for additional information and links to regional programs throughout the state. Also available on that page are comprehensive guides to accessible transportation for each region of the state called “Getting on Board” — a good place to start.