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2015 Seniorama: Exploring Transportation Options for Montclair Seniors, Nov. 5

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) is preparing to host the 17th annual Seniorama on November 5 at the Montclair High School Atrium between 10 am and 2:30 pm.

Admission is free, and parking is available. The discussion will center around transportation and mobility increases for Montclair seniors. 

The speakers will review the number of mobility options seniors have for Day (or Night Tripping): Getting Here and There In and Around Montclair.

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Have you ever thought how you would get around Montclair and its environs without a car?  It turns out that Montclair is better equipped with local transportation options than most suburban towns in the area. But is this transportation network age friendly? The answer to this question is a good measurement for how successfully folks in Montclair will age in place. 

Keynoters Karen Alexander, NJTIP at Rutgers, and Ellie Ferrer, Regional Manager - Meadowlink/EZ Ride, will review what we have in Montclair and what more can be done to increase local transit mobility.  Montclair resident Leah Johnston Rowbotham (MS., APM Board Certified, Seton Hall U.) will present her workshop on To Drive or Not To Drive...a question of great substance.

There will be a light lunch, raffles, giveaways and hands-on demonstrations compliments of NJ Transit and De Camp bus lines as well as a Genesis Rehab Services adapted automobile.

Over fifteen representatives from local, County and State agencies will be available to take questions. And the new Seniors in Taxis [S.I.T.] discount voucher project will be unveiled.

Ann Lippel, Chair of the SCAC, commented that “Our research over the years has shown that not knowing about transportation options discourages seniors from taking advantage of the services we already have. Seniorama 2015 hopes to overcome this knowledge gap. Age-friendliness and transportation independence are intertwined.” 

People who are interested in ride-sharing to the event (either as riders or as drivers) should send an email with contact information to scacnewsmontclair@gmail.com.

This SCAC event has been funded by the Partners for Health Foundation with support from Aging In Montclair, Inc. [A.I.M.], Lifelong Montclair, NJTIP at Rutgers, and Montclair Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Registration:  E-mail scacnewsmontclair@gmail.com or Call (973) 509 – 4970

For information, please contact: Ann Lippel 201-543-1661

 

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