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Transportation

Remember the excitement of when you got your driver’s license? The freedom you felt?
As seniors and caregivers sometimes life throws us a curve ball that we can take as a negative OR we can change how we are thinking and come up with a solution to still have the freedom feeling.
Now it may not be the same but freedom is still within your reach. You just need to find it!
Whether you are no longer able to drive or just don’t feel comfortable doing there are solutions in the world to help you maintain some freedom.
Walkers, scooters, wheelchairs all enable us to get around and can be a lot of fun!
Better than sitting around, right? Getting around is better!
Many towns and cities are now offering accessibility transit so don’t fret! Check out wheeltransit, handicapped taxis and more.
As a caregiver, there are many services available to have someone take your caree to appointments, get groceries, run errands etc. so there is a solution. You don’t have to do it all!

Seniors want to keep driving as long as possible. It helps them to stay independent. If you have driven for most of your life, the thought of having your license taken away because of your age is one of...
Most seniors love to travel. At a certain age, travelling alone is no longer an option. This is when you get to go on vacation with mom or dad or even a grandparent! Travelling with a senior takes a...
Municipal elections will soon be held in Ontario. Though it’s important for everyone to vote, the role of seniors in each election is very important. With the growing number of older adults and seniors, their vote is a powerful...
Driving is one of the most notable signs of independence for the elderly. Unfortunately, not every senior can drive safely as they age. It can be very difficult for them to give up the keys, and some seniors might...
How many years have your parents been driving?Maybe 40 years? Fifty? Sixty?However long, just like for all of us, it’s a major symbol of independence for the elderly. It’s the license, the key, the car: clear and tangible vestiges...
In Canada and other countries, as the weather grows cold and winter approaches, preparing your car is important. Winter driving is considerably different than driving during the warmer seasons. Between snow and blowing snow, blizzards and freezing rain, you...
The UK population is, on average, getting older. Naturally this means there are more older drivers on Britain's roads. In fact, in the UK there are 1.2 million full licence holders in their eighties, 100,000 in their nineties and...
More than 75% of adults have a driver’s license. Of these, 40 million are 65 and over. For many seniors, the ability of driving themselves is a lifeline. They look on it as a sign of independence and are lost...
Long drives can be relaxing. They are the perfect opportunity to unwind and take some quiet time to yourself. However, when you don't want to sit in silence and you have run out of things to talk about with...
One of the biggest challenges your parent may face is the impending or actual loss of the ability to drive, or the loss of the driver's license.Some elders have enough insight to realize that driving is becoming too stressful...