Keeping seniors, the disabled moving
Seniors and those living with disabilities could soon be receiving more help with transportation.
The Province of Ontario has launched a new pilot program – the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program – which will provide funds to municipalities to partner with community organizations, such as health and community agencies, transit agencies, school-bus operators and private transit operators, to coordinate local transportation services so more rides can be provided to more people and to more destinations, according to a news release.
This program is part of the government’s commitment to provide support to help seniors stay healthy and stay at home longer. It will also improve transportation services, options, and resources for everyone in the community, such as students and youth, persons with disabilities, or those in rural areas where amenities and services are too far to reach without a vehicle.
“This investment is not only an improvement to transportation services for seniors, but it also helps them participate fully in their communities,” says Mario Sergio, minister responsible for seniors affairs. “Making transportation accessible is just another way Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors is helping seniors remain active, engaged and independent for as long as possible.”
For more information, visit www.ontario.ca/transportation.