There is still time to sign up for the AARP Smart Driver course next week! AARP Smart Driver is a drive refresher focused on the needs of adults 55 and older. There are no tests to pass, no driving component, and course completion can potentially save you money on your car insurance. The course will [...]
In America, driving an automobile is a symbol of freedom and independence. Research has shown that, if not handled properly, a loss of driving can lead to isolation and depression. It is important to remember that driving is a very complex task. As we continue our journey through the natural aging process, it becomes even [...]
Area Agency on Aging 3 and Mercer County Council on Aging are proud to announce their partnering to hold the region’s first CarFit event in Celina on Tuesday, August 15th from 9-11:30 am. What is CarFit for the older driver? CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well [...]
My husband, Mark, has medical issues which require many doctor visits and also create an inability for him to drive to these appointments. As a wife who needs to work, I was concerned about what to do. I was familiar with Putnam County Council on Aging and Mark uses them for local doctor appointments and [...]
We are currently working to update the Transportation Coordination Plan for Allen, Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties, and we need to hear from people who use Transportation Services in these counties. What transportation services do you use? Do they work for you? What transportation gaps are in your community? Please take 5 minutes to [...]
The increased fatal crash risk among older drivers is largely due to their increased susceptibility to injury, particularly chest injuries, frailty, and medical complications. With aging, we may not be able to withstand the physical trauma associated with an automobile accident. Did you know that in a two-car fatal collision, where one driver is 70 [...]
Area Agency on Aging Partnering with RTA to Provide Free Rides for Seniors In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Area Agency on Aging 3 and Lima Allen County RTA are partnering to provide free bus rides for seniors. Anyone who is sixty years of age and older can ride the fixed route [...]
Transportation providers interested in contracting to provide services for the FIND A RIDE program in 2018 and 2019 can access the Request for Proposal here. Please note that applications are due no later than May 5, 2017 at noon.