Gateway Supports Study at the Center on Aging, University of Maine

The University of Maine, Center on Aging, under the leadership of Dr. Len Kaye, studied the needs for transportation among the elderly in the towns of Old Town, Veazie, and Orono.  David Wihry, a research associate at the Center on Aging, served as the principal investigator.  This study, which was endorsed by the town managers of the three municipalities: Bill Mayo, Mark Leonard, and Sophie Wilson, consisted of three components: interviewing experts who work with the elderly and know about transportation and transportation gaps, researching transportation programs that are already in place for elders, and surveying older people in the three communities to learn more about their perceived needs. Gateway Seniors Without Walls provided financial support.  Stanley Freeman and Cyr Busline each donated $500.  The recommendations will be posted as soon as they are available.

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