February 11, 2012

Disability Films: Getting Around

DISABILITY FILMS - Getting Around: Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive is a 30-minute documentary that explores the challenges surrounding older "at-risk" drivers and looks at the alternatives available for them and their families to transition to a life without driving. The Getting Around website provides a wide variety of resources to help seniors, family members, and community organizations follow-up on ideas presented in the DVD. An example of one such program that is shown in the documentary is the Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP). TRIP is an award winning social transportation program that began in Riverside County, California. The program utilizes volunteer drivers to provide an inexpensive and low risk operational model that can be established in any geographical location.
To learn about similar programs, go to the Volunteer Driver Program Resources page.

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