Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places! #3

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin explores specific tech-based transportation options for seniors Part 3 of a 3-part series While it’s too early to know the full impact of technologies like ride-hailing apps and self-driving cars on transportation for seniors, local transportation programs that aren’t based on emerging technology continue to have a significant impact. There are […]

(Re-)Visiting Bryant Park

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If you find yourself in NYC during the holiday season, make sure to spend time at the lovely Bryant Park. You can experience the Winter Village  and enjoy ice skating, shopping, eating treats.  Special items can be purchased for holiday gifts for friends and family, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the park. Wherever […]

Community Comes together to Provide Enabling Ramps

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This post is written by guest blogger Accessibility Advisory Coordinator Steve Murphy. Ramp It Up! Since 2005, the Province of Ontario (Canada’s largest), has been working to comply with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005). The goal of this legislation is to make Ontario fully accessible by 2025 in the […]

Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places #2

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin explores specific tech-based transportation options for seniors Part 2 of a 3-part series Like their younger counterparts, seniors have transportation needs. They need the grocery and other stores, they need time with friends, they need medical care – just to begin the list. Notably, 79% of individuals age 65 and older […]

Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places #1

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin provides an important lens through which to view transportation for older adults. Part 1 of a 3-part series Ride-sharing services and other transportation options certainly afford non-driving seniors a sense of independence. A senior may not be able to drive anymore, but she can still get around. But I believe that […]

Increased Housing Choices and Independence for Persons with Disabilities

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Introducing the Monroe Housing Collaborative Thanks to Janet Dreitlin, Community Housing Liaison for this piece. Congregate living situations or group homes are no longer the only living situations available to people with developmental or acquired disabilities, nor is it their primary choice. Individuals with disabilities are interested in options such as owning a home, living […]

A Successful Downtown District: Develop your Central SOCIAL District

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You may be aware of your Central Business District, but how is your community’s Central Social District faring? As malls are dying and people are increasingly digitally connected, downtown social districts are resurrecting some of the needs previously addressed by the town square and vibrant town centers decades and centuries ago. In a webinar for […]