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2019 Aging and Mobility Roundtable - October 4, 2019

September 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to October 5, 2019 - 1:15am
Sponsor: 2019 Aging and Mobility Roundtable- October

Registration for the fall 2019 Aging & Mobility Roundtable is now open!

Please join us for engaging presentations and discussions on the Implications of Emerging Mobility Services for Older Adults.

This roundtable is co-sponsored by AAA, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the ATLAS Center.

What:            Aging & Mobility Roundtable: Implications of Emerging Mobility Services for Older Adults

Date:            Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 am - noon

Location:       UMTRI (2901 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)


Registration closes on September 27. 

Speaker Bios:

Lisa J. Molnar, PhD

Lisa is an Associate Research Scientist in the Behavioral Sciences Group at UMTRI. Her primary areas of research are road user behavior and driver decision making. She is particularly interested in the safe mobility of older adults. She will be speaking on “Emerging Mobility Options and Services.” Her talk will provide an overview of emerging mobility options and services in the United States.

Paula Kartje, OTRL, DRS

Paula is the supervisor of Occupational & Physical Therapy and a Driver Rehab Specialist in the Drive-Ability Program in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine. She is an Occupational Therapist & Driver Rehab Specialist with over 30 years of experience specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation. Her driver rehab work has been focused on senior drivers.  She serves on the State of Michigan Senior Mobility Workgroup and the Safe Drivers Smart Options Operating Committee. She will be speaking on “Declining Functional Abilities in the Senior Population and their Implications for Future Use of Emerging Mobility Options.” Her talk will review common declines seen in our aging population that affect driving and mobility. She will also discuss the challenges/barriers and possible opportunities that these declines present for senior mobility and the future use of emerging technology.

Jonathon Vivoda, PhD

Jonathon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His research focuses on issues related to aging and transportation. He also teaches classes in gerontology, research methods, and statistics. He will be speaking on “E-hail/Rideshare Use as an Alternative Transportation Option for Older Adults.” His talk will discuss the latest research on e-hail/rideshare use (e.g., Uber, Lyft) by older adults. A description of the benefits, challenges, and future direction of this mode for older people will be included.