Researchers Jeremy Mattson and Del Peterson participated in a conference last week on Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older Persons. The conference, which highlighted the latest research regarding safe mobility for older persons, was hosted by the Transportation Research Board and the Committee of the Safe Mobility for Older Persons in Washington, DC. Mattson presented the results from a study analyzing the impacts of travel distance and access to transportation on use of health care services in small urban and rural areas. Peterson participated in a poster session, presenting the results from his Ride or Relocate study that examined costs of aging in place and using transit versus relocating to an assisted living facility. The following are links to these presentations and the studies they were derived from. Also provided is a link to a webinar in which Peterson presented the results from his study.
- Presentation: Transportation and Health Care Use for Older Adults in Rural and Small Urban Areas
- Poster: Ride or Relocate? Transportation and Housing Options for Senior Adults
- Report: Transportation, Distance, and Health Care Utilization for Older Adults in Rural and Small Urban Areas
- Report: Ride or Relocate