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  • How is tech changing transport for the elderly?
  • How is tech changing transport for the elderly?
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How seniors get from A to B

Almost 1.5 million over-65s struggle to get to a hospital and 630,000 have difficulty getting to a GP. Yet despite being eligible for a free bus pass, a third of UK seniors never use public transport. Gen Yers have adopted Uber and ride-shares, but what tools are seniors using to get around?

Location North America / Northern Europe

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By 2030, over-65s will make up 20% of the US population. [1] Mobility is already a huge issue for this group – more than 26 million elderly Americans rely on others to get around – and the situation is worse for the sizeable proportion who choose to retire to the countryside. [2]

It’s a similar story across the pond. In Britain, 48% of people over 80 struggle to make it to their nearest supermarket. [3] In June 2015, a report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Age UK stated that “the UK's ...

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