Sturgeon County seniors will have some extra help getting around.
On Wednesday (May 2), the government of Alberta announced a pilot project in Sturgeon County that aims to keep rural seniors active in their community.
The goal is to give senior-friendly transportation for those who have chosen to stop driving, or can no longer do so for medical reasons.
“I have heard from seniors in rural communities that transportation is one of their main challenges in having an active, fulfilled life. Our government heard you. These pilot projects will help regions across rural Alberta keep seniors on the move, allowing them to remain healthy and connected to their communities.” said Minister of Seniors and Housing Lori Sigurdson.
All though no specific projects have been announced, Sigurdson referenced a project in Wainwright, where a Handivan is available to transport those in need including seniors.
Research for the projects is being done at the University of Alberta’s Medically At-Risk Driver Centre.