Mobility for Minnesota's Aging Population
Mobility for Minnesota’s Aging Population (MMAP) is a member-based collaborative of public, nonprofit, and educational experts representing the needs of the aging population by working to maintain and improve mobility for the aging community. MMAP's mission is to improve the safety and mobility of Minnesota’s aging population by creating and supporting new initiatives and by promoting policy, research, and public education.
MMAP has joined Minnesota’s TZD initiative and other organizations to support safe travel of older adults and to seek alternatives to driving a car, to result in fewer deaths of older Minnesotans on the state’s roadways and improved safety overall.
Many other states have begun to address the needs of older drivers with long-range action plans. In Minnesota, MMAP will facilitate partnerships of public and social service agencies and private groups to develop best practices, policy initiatives, and mobility options that build on other states’ accomplishments.
Assessment, Training, Education
- A Roadmap for Driving Later in Life (783 KB PDF)
- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety—Drivers 55 Plus: Self-Rating Form
Senior Driving AAA: Helps senior drivers stay safe drivers for as long as possible by identifying and adapting to visual, cognitive, and physical changes senior drivers experience over time.
- AARP—Driver safety education classes
- Adaptive Experts: Driver evaluation and training in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Duluth, Marshall, Granite Falls, and Ortonville
- Courage Center: Driver assessment and training in Golden Valley, Stillwater, Burnsville, Forest Lake, Duluth, Monticello, Rochester, and Spring Lake Park
- Douglas County Hospital driveABILITY program in Alexandria, Minnesota: 320-762-6079
- Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center: Accident prevention classes/driver training
Transportation and Mobility Options
- MinnesotaHelp.Info: Searchable database of community resources, including transit alternatives
- MnDOT Complete Streets: Resources for ensuring a transportation system that includes all modes and serves all ages and abilities
- MnDOT Office of Transit: Public transit options in Minnesota, by county
- Senior LinkAge Line:
Statewide telephone referral to local transit options
Resources for Families in Transition
Research and Statistics
Resources for Professionals
Resources for Communities