General Info - Health Care/Human Svcs - Law Enforcement - Planning/Engineering - Resources
These pages offer information on resources available on a community level throughout North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department and Health and Human Services provides information on Area Agencies on Aging. Area Agencies on Aging play a key role in advocacy as well as planning and developing programs to address the needs of older adults in their communities.
Senior Centers are located in communities throughout North Carolina and are an invaluable resource for the communities they serve. They offer programs and information for both seniors and caregivers. Visit NC Department of Health and Human Services for a comprehensive Directory of NC Senior Centers.
NC Department of Health and Human Services provides information for transportation alternatives for both Medicaid-eligible and non-Medicaid programs. For information on alternatives in your community, visit the NC DHHS Transportation Services for Older Adults webpage.
NC Statewide Resources
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles provides information on driver licensing, renewal, and medical review. For information specific to the medical review program, including contact information for the medical review unit, visit their Medical Review web page.
The NC GHSP funds programs throughout the state with the goal of reducing traffic crashes and promoting highway safety.
NC Department of Transportation is dedicated to making transportation safer for all road users.
The goal of NC Vision Zero is to eliminate roadway deaths and injuries. NC Vision Zero's dedicated Senior Drivers page has information available for both drivers and caregivers.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has a webpage for older drivers that provides information for a variety of audiences. Two resources, produced by NHTSA, that are particularly useful for professionals include:
- Driving Transitions Education: Tools, Scripts, and Practice Exercises - the purpose of this guidebook is to, "provide professionals who work directly with older adults, their families, and concerned community members with the tools, scripts, and practice exercises to develop the necessary skills required for effective conversations about driver safety."
- DriveWell: Promoting Older Driver Safety and Mobility in Your Community - the purpose of this toolkit is to provide individuals working directly with the aging population the information they need to understand issues related to older drivers, design and implement public information events that address the needs of older drivers, and evaluate these informational campaigns.
The Office of Safety in the Federal Highway Administration includes an Older Road User program which addresses the engineering side of older driver safety. Their webpage dedicated to older drivers offers a variety of resources for engineers aimed at designing and implementing roadways to address the needs of older drivers.
The Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety is a comprehensive website for information and resources throughout the country relating to older road users (drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists).
The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence provides research into older drivers' preferences and needs. In addition, it publishes guidebooks that can be easily downloaded and shared with older drivers and their families.
The goal of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is to, "promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers." NADTC offers program grants in addition to webinars, trainings, and publications.