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STAR is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The new site explains in detail BEST’s innovative STAR program and provides links to a broad range of resources relating to seniors transportation in BC and across Canada. It is designed to help seniors, supported by their families and seniors-serving agencies, remain healthy contributing members in the places they call home. STAR knows that because seniors want to be able to get where they need to go, when they need to get there, they require ready access to affordable, accessible and convenient rides. Transportation is a key factor if seniors are to age in place. The STAR program is at the forefront of finding solutions to this problem. Please take a look at our new site – we would be delighted to get your feedback.
No doubt about it – seniors’ transportation is moving in some interesting directions these days! For the past year the innovative Cycling Without Age program in Copenhagen has been linking residents of nursing homes with volunteer pedicab drivers. Seniors choose to go off in a small group or go solo – and once out on the road it’s their decision what direction they would like to take! Both seniors and volunteers benefit from the program. Seniors who usually spend their days indoors are exposed to the fresh air and re-engage with their local communities and volunteers get lots of exercise. The mission of Cycling Without Age is to extend the cycling life of every senior resident by setting up cycling programs in nursing homes across Denmark and abroad. “Cycling Without Age believes that cycling has no age. We ride bikes from when we’re put in a child seat right until we’re 106 years old.” Wouldn’t it be great to see a program like this come to Vancouver?