Evaluation of the Wheatbelt Aged-Friendly Community Bus Trial

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Abstract

In Australia, there is a growing trend for older people to age-in-place, defined as a person’s ability to live independently in their home and community with access to affordable services. Despite higher levels of social connectedness compared to urban areas, regional communities often face the challenges of reduced local aged services, health facilities and transport infrastructure. The Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project aims to improve community infrastructure and health care services to older residents living in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt. Funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program, a pilot bus service enabled through the project’s Small Grants Scheme has provided valuable insight for the development of an integrated transport plan to identify innovative ways to provide improved transport options for the community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
Subtitle of host publication27-29th November 2017, New Zealand
Place of PublicationAuckland
PublisherAustralasian Transport Research Forum
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Event39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) and the 4th Transport Knowledge Conference (TKC) - The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 27 Nov 201729 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) and the 4th Transport Knowledge Conference (TKC)
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period27/11/1729/11/17

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