MOBILITY

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Mobility is an assessment criterion for wellness.

Usually it refers to the ability to move ones body through space independently without aid.  A person without this ability is labeled ‘disabled’ and may qualify for public assistance such as public transportation.

Was I disabled?  Should my inability to climb a steep hill qualify me for special public transportation?  According to research in the USA my age – over 60 – was the only criteria that might provide me with public transport without a medical diagnosis.

Yes, there are other community services that could provide mobility.   These services require planning ahead, patience and a small fee in most cases.  Their use precluded spontaneous mobility and for me a depressing feeling of confinement.

Awareness of Public Transportation and its role in community mobility continues to be an evolving environmental component.  It need not be an either/or situation but a hybrid of both public/private transports – Park and ride centers to mass transit are one example.

I have decided private transport is a critical ingredient for my current well-being and have decided to purchase a car.   Log in to my next blog to learn more about car purchasing – a shell game.

Pura Vida

4 responses »

  1. Ah, I appreciate the child’s song ….”the wheels on the bus” so much more complexity!

    Just a thought though on your initial definition…
    “Usually it refers to the (intentional) ?, ability to move ones body through space independently without aid. 🙂

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