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"...growth is an endless, eternal process", Henry Miller. Today's older adults have found that life is made richer through continued activity and mobility.
There are organizations that understand this basic need. The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST), administered by Easter Seals, operates to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States.
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the US Administration on Aging, is a first step for finding local agencies that provide community-based services. The services can be searched online by zip code, city or county or by calling (800) 677-1116.
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In Harris and surrounding counties, The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging is one such resource. Harris County also offers METROLift for those with disabilities that prevent them from using the fixed-route bus. Who is eligible and how do I apply? It's easy to apply and reservations can be made online or by phone.
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The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, also known as DADS, views transportation as a symbol of personal freedom that is essential to the independence and mobility of most individuals. Their "Aging Texas Well" program provides a wealth of information.
For more info:
National Center on Senior Transportation - (866) 528-NCST
Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging - (800) 437-7396
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services - (800) 458-9858
Today's Quotation: "Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary."
Marcus T. Cicero