Transportation is an important part of an age-friendly community. It allows older adults to live independently, making it easier to shop, volunteer, work, attend medical appointments and socialize.
Everyone ages differently. Some people can continue to drive into their 70s, 80s and even beyond, while others cannot or should not. There are many things to consider if you wish to continue driving, but safety is most important.
You may also be wondering, when is it time to stop driving and, if so, how will I get around? What are my options? For answers to these questions and more, visit the Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS) website www.tonsmb.org. TONS provides information and referrals to older adults, their families and community organizations about transportation options throughout Manitoba. Please also check out on TONS website “Finding transportation options in Rural Manitoba Search Tool”. With this tool you can search by region, rural municipality, community and/or the name of the organization you are searching for.
The Manitoba Seniors Guide also provides many links to helpful organizations.