STAR has been working on transportation issues and services for seniors for several years now. With the demographic shift towards an aging population, we know that getting seniors to where they need to go is going to be more important than ever. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are coordinating a three-year project, led by Burnaby Community Services, with the objectives of:
Helping seniors plan for age-related changes to their transportation needs and connect them to the appropriate transportation options;
Building upon the transportation services that are working well in communities;
Testing new modes of sustainable transportation services that advance innovative partnerships; and
Sharing learnings with other transportation providers and decision-makers to promote systemic change.
We are excited to work with on this Collective Impact project with partners and stakeholders around Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby Community Services, City of Burnaby, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, the United Way, Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, Share Family and Community Services, the Bus Co-op, MVT Canada, Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health, ICBC, TransLink, Vancity and other partners.
The project, Seniors on the Move, has been funded by the Government of Canada, through New Horizons and is part of a larger Metro Vancouver project fighting seniors’ isolation.
Find the official press release here.