Remembering David Meyer
A passionate supporter of community transportation, David passed away in hospital on Thursday, Feb. 13. A resident of Shelburne County, David was instrumental in the launch of Sou’West Nova Transit and was a member of the Provincial Community Transit Strategy task force. He is remembered for his thoughtful debate and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural community transportation. Condolences and acknowledgements may be sent to Sou'West Nova Transit.
Workshop Companion now available!
The issue of seniors and driving is sensitive one, but it is a conversation that must be had. An estimated three in four Nova Scotians age 65 and older have a valid drivers’ licence, but driving can be restricted by health, poor weather, nighttime, or unfamiliar neighbourhoods. There is also the cost factor: the rising prices of car purchase, maintenance, and gas. Then, there are the seniors who do not drive or own a car. What are the options beyond the family car?
Our Seniors on Board project piloted a workshop series to help communities host and facilitate 'transportation conversations' among seniors, famiies, caregivers, transportation service providers and organizations. The result is a Workshop Companion, available here for download, to support future conversations. See attachments below to download your Workshop Companion and media release/fact sheet.
Special thanks to our project partners: Community Links, Community Wheels, Kings Point to Point Transit and Kings Transit and to our project funder, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors Positive Aging Program.