Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) has collaborated with The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society - CITRIS and The Banatao Institute on two publications, Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders, and a white paper, The Future of Rural Transportation and Mobility for Older Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology-enabled Solutions.

The publications provide a wealth of background and program ideas for improving rural mobility through existing and emerging technology:

  • The mobility and aging paper outlines challenges facing older people and people with disabilities in rural communities where mobility options are scarce. It showcases programs that are working, explores three major approaches for improvement, and offers grantmaking recommendations.
  • The white paper focuses on the transformation of mobility for older adults in rural communities through technological innovation in transportation solutions. 

To read the papers, click here.