The workshop “Getting on track: accessible transport for older people” will be held on 13 October in the framework of the Open Days under the coordination of the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe. The event will be the opportunity to discuss how to unlock the social and economic potential of smart solutions for accessible transport for older people and to discover:
- the importance of cycling and walking for the vitality, physical and mental health, and mobility of older people;
- how government policy is shifting towards the most cost-efficient demand-oriented transport model;
- how communities gain capacity and resilience by providing smart transport solutions for people diagnosed with dementia and;
- the benefits for older people of training and of the benefits of providing smart bicycles for older people and people with disabilities.
Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Secretary General, will moderate the discussion which targets first local and regional authorities, but also all stakeholders interested in accessible transport in the context of an ageing society. AGE experts will also participate to the event which will be followed by a closed meeting to strengthen the dialogue between older people and local and regional authorities.
For more information, please visit https://en.vleva.eu/event/opendays2015