Three-Community Transportation Project
Dan Onion, MD, MPH
Mt. Vernon/Vienna Health Officer
Last year I wrote about the issues around senior driving and what can be done to diminish crash risks without isolating our seniors. As a result of those and other conversations in town, the Mt. Vernon Community Partnership has undertaken a project to create a volunteer transportation system in Mt Vernon along with Vienna and Fayette. Several town forums have been held in November to solicit ideas of how this might be done and how it might work. We encourage all seniors who can to “age in place”, rather than move away to family or assisted living even if they can no longer safely drive. Younger citizens without cars or driver’s licenses, could also be served by the system being planned.