Date of Publication

1-22-2014

Abstract

Introduction. Elderly age often means a progressive loss of independence and mobility. Research has shown that this lack of mobility has a detrimental effect on health and well-being. It is estimated that 25% of Vermonters will be ?65 years by 2030. Thus, the rapid rise in the elderly population will translate into a greater need for reliable transportation. We sought to explore if and how lack of transportation compromised areas of seniors’ daily lives.

Advisor(s)

Jeanne Hutchins, MA, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Alyson Platzer, MA, United Way of Chittenden County

Agency

United Way of Chittenden County

Subjects

Access to Health Services, Disability and Health, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity, Social Determinants of Health

Notes

Presented at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting & Expo, New Orleans, LA, November 16, 2014 as "Access to Transportation for Chittenden County Vermont Senior Citizens," by Leah Fox, Alejandro Castro, Emily Hadley Strout, Pishoy Haroun, Blake Leavitt, Cordelia Ross, Mutlay Sayan, Alyson Platzer, Jeanne Hutchins, MA, and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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