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Business

By Anthony Maestri

CT R E P O RTS

Tech Serving Seniors
in Rural Communities

2018
CTA Events

T

here is a growing conversation in the U.S. as the population continues to grow older and the demand to deliver services to people
in communities outside major metropolitan areas increases.
Recent studies equate the detrimental health impacts of isolation to
smoking. More accessible transportation could combat this social isolation, a major concern for many seniors.
The CTA Foundation recently participated in
a session called "Beyond Here and There:
Transforming Mobility in Rural America
through New Technology" co-hosted by
Grantmakers in Aging and the Center for
Information Technology Research in the
Interest of Society (CITRIS). The panel
looked at various solutions for serving the
aging populations in rural communities that
encompass 97 percent of the U.S. land mass
but whose residents represent less than 20
percent of the population. This meeting
brought together representatives from philanthropy, transportation providers and
technology companies to discuss the role of
each in serving the needs of older adults
across the country.
The conference discussed solutions including ride sharing, self-driving vehicles, ondemand delivery and telemedicine. As a lead
up to the conference, the CTA Foundation
supported the development of two reports.
The first detailed how funders can engage in
this space. The other is a white paper examining rural transportation across a longer timeline. These papers laid the groundwork for
the conference discussion, some of which
were captured in an article by Next Avenue
which highlighted solutions ranging from

Freedom Express - which provides free rides
in Wickenburg, AZ - to a partnership with
Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Needles, CA to provide affordable access to shared vehicles.
Communities are looking to find innovative ways to meet the needs of their populations of all ages and abilities. If you are
interested in connecting with these communities or foundations working on these
issues, please contact Steve Ewell at the CTA
Foundation, SEwell@CTA.tech, to discuss
potential partnership opportunities.

CES Unveiled
Amsterdam
September 27

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technology &
Standards Fall Forum
October 1-5
Hollywood, CA

CES Unveiled Paris
October 3
Paris, France

Innovate Celebrate
October 15-17
Boston, MA

CT Hall of Fame Dinner
November 7
New York, NY

CES Unveiled
New York
November 8
New York, NY

CES Unveiled
Las Vegas
January 6
Las Vegas, NV

CESĀ® 2019
January 8-11
Las Vegas, NV

CONTACT:
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on CTA events,
call 703-907-7600
or visit CTA.tech.

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SUPPORT THE CTA FOUNDATION
To support the CTA Foundation,
be recognized as a philanthropic
leader in our industry and enable
us to aid older adults and people
with disabilities, you can:

VISIT
www.SupportCTAF.org
to give online or get
information on sending
stocks or checks.

SHOP
at smile.Amazon.com
and select the Consumer
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CONTACT
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your payroll.

FOLLOW
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share the work the industry is doing
to use technology to improve lives.
REQUEST your copy of our 2018 corporate report highlighting our programs.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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