New Road Warriors
Road Warriors, Summer/Autumn 2013
This issue we explore the question: How do Nova Scotians get around if they do not drive? Updates on our Take your Bike junior high program, Seniors on Board community transportation project, and more.
Driving is one way to get there, but what if you cannot or do not drive?
An estimated three in four Nova Scotians age 65 and older have a valid drivers’ licence, but driving can be restricted by personal limits: 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.
A series of workshops will bring together service providers, organizations, and individuals to discuss transportation issues and options for seniors in our pilot communities areas. Join us:
Kentville: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Orchard Room Municipality of Kings Building
Chester and Area: Thursday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., East Chester Recreation Hall, 3292 Highway #3
No charge. Light refreshments. Free transportation available with 48-hour notice.
To register or for more information, please contact:
Faye Brown, Kings Point to Point Transit, ph 681-2846
Stephen Foster, Kings Transit Authority, ph 678-7310
Sandra Reynolds, Community Wheels, ph 275-5575
Want to know more about Seniors on Board and transportation options for seniors in Nova Scotia? Download our poster, media release and fact sheet here: