Transportation

Vignette-Henry

Henry just made the difficult decision to give up his keys. He knows it was the right thing to do, but he’s worried about having to rely on loved ones for rides from here on out, especially given the fact that his car had been specifically designed to accommodate his wheelchair. The AAAPP was able to connect Henry to some free and low cost local resources, helping to ease Henry’s transition into no longer driving.

The decision to discontinue driving is an extremely difficult one. These resources can help ensure you stay safe on the road, and recognize the signs when you and your loved ones may need to no longer get behind the wheel.

Are you a caregiver of a senior who thinks it may be time to discuss no longer driving? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration provides useful information on how to discuss and influence older drivers.

Are you a senior looking for objective ways to determine whether it is still safe to drive? Check out this self-assessment from NHTSA and USAA Educational Foundation.

If you are interested in free or low cost local transportation services for seniors in Pinellas or Pasco, please call the Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. Our team will be glad to help you figure out what options are available!

  • For seniors in Pinellas, learn about Neighborly Care Network’s Transportation Services here.
  • For seniors in Pasco, learn about Pasco County Public Transportation’s Paratransit Advanced Reservation Services available for adults 60+ and those with a disability. Find more information here.

Check out FL Department of Transportation’s Lifelong Communities Checklist to help you assess how well your community is meeting your transportation needs.

Do you have another need that you haven’t found on this site?
Don’t hesitate – call the Helpline today.

We can provide with information about the available resources in our community.