CE Article: Continuing Life on the Move: Aging and Community Mobility
Jennifer L. (Jenny) Womack, MA, OTR/L, SCDCM
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)
Community mobility includes all the ways in which people move about in the world in order to access goods and services and remain engaged in occupations beyond their homes. In reference to older adults, much of the focus both professionally and societally has been on driving status as opposed to a broader consideration of mobility options and the capacity to use them. This article seeks to expand the sphere of occupational therapy involvement into more diverse realms of community mobility and offers an overview of potential roles and resources for occupational therapy practitioners.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Categorize forms of community mobility and their relative rates of use by older adults in the United States.
- Recognize the relationship between community mobility and well-being for older adults.
- Identify community mobility challenges specific to people with age-related limitations.
- Identify specific strategies occupational therapy practitioners can implement to address community mobility options and needs.
- Differentiate between local, regional, and national transportation and community mobility resources beneficial to clients.
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants
Womack, J., (2012). Continuing Life on the Move: Aging and Community Mobility. OT Practice, 17(2), CE-1-CE08.
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