Guides to Mobility and Independence
Mobility is important to an individual’s health and independence. However, sometimes health conditions and other circumstances limit mobility. When that happens it is necessary to find alternative ways of accessing services that are important to an individual’s health and well-being.
To assist in this effort, we have put together a listing of organizations and businesses that provide essential services and transportation in Edmonton and area as well as Calgary and area. All of the organizations and businesses listed in this guide were contacted or identified through web-based searches. As well, a majority of the organizations listed have a focus on seniors, offer in-home services, and/or offer seniors a discount toward the services they offer.
To request a hard copy of the Edmonton or Calgary Guide to Mobility and Independence, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Listings of Alternate Transportation Providers
The Online Listings are searchable databases of alternate transportation providers (both for-profit and not-for-profit) in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Service providers can be searched by zone/region, by community, and/or by organization name.
Medical Conditions and Driving
Myths & Facts: Information for Health Care Professionals, Patients, and Families on Assessment and Referral Issues (MARD)
- This booklet identifies and remedies common myths about senior drivers and provides tips and advice to help health care professionals and their patients and families meet the challenges associated with the driving issue and to help manage risk.
Seniors Driving (CAA)
- CAA's Seniors Driving website contains resources and information on renewing your driver's license, assessing your driving skills, how aging can affect driving, maintaining driving skills, adjusting driving habits, medications and driving, and more.
Car Safety Guides (The Hartford Center)
- The Hartford Center has created helpful publications on topics ranging from car safety to home design ideas. Publications on car safety include A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, At the Crossroads - Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving, and We Need to Talk - Family Conversations with Older Drivers.
CarFit (CAA & CAOT)
- CarFit is a joint partnership between CAA and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. It is an educational program that provides a quick but comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together.