Transportation and Driving Concerns
Many Montreal-based resources exist to keep seniors active and engaged, including adapted and subsidized transportation.

This page includes general transportation resources and driving refresher courses.  You may also wish to look at the sections on  community centresaccompaniment and shopping services for those with very reduced mobility.

STM Paratransit Services
Information on accessing Montreal's accessible bus services.  Also see "Links to useful sites for paratransit users" for service in areas surrounding Montreal.

RUTA 
(Regroupement des usagers du transport adapté et accessible de l'ile de Montreal)
RUTA Montreal represents special needs people in order to ensure their access to public transport services and is equally dedicated to promoting worldwide accessibility of this kind.
Tel: (514) 255-0765

Canada Safety Council (CSC)  Seniors Safety
The mission of the CSC is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.
Article: Tips for the Older Driver
Article: Senior Safety and Driving
Article: Seniors Behind the Wheel

Listen to: Driving Concerns
From Montreal counsellor Frances Kucharsky.

Driving Refresher Courses

55 Alive Driver Refresher Course
Contact: Sarah Therien, (613) 739-1535, ext. 230

Almage Senior Community Centre
Almage offers a driving refresher course for seniors.
8680 Hochelaga, Montreal (QC) H1L 2M6
Tel: (514) 355-1712
E-mail: almage@ccs-montreal.org

Autonomie Communautaire Thérapie (ACT) Inc.
Certified driver rehabilitation specialist: Are you able to drive safely?  
109B-6900 Blvd. Décarie, Côte Saint-Luc (QC) H3X 2T8
Tel: (514) 733-1414
E-mail: susansofur@actdriving.com

Automobile Insurance Society of Quebec
Executes driving assessment of Quebec license holders
Tel: (514) 873-7620 or 1-800-361-7620


Montreal Transport Commision ( STM )
Links to bus schedules and information about using the new OPUS card which will be introduced July 1st, 2009
Transportation is a major symbol (and reality) of autonomy and freedom.  However, as peoples' abilities change, it is sometimes necessary to refresh driving skills or to stop driving altogether. Should your loved one still be driving?  What other options exist?  
This resource was made possible in part through support from the Junior League of Montreal and Centraide of Greater Montreal
DAY TO DAY LIVING
Home Safety and 
Assistive Devices
Housing/Residences
Legal/Financial Issues
Recreation and
Community Centres
Transportation and 
Driving Concerns
Homecare
Food
Personal Safety

MEDICAL RESOURCES
Conditions/Ailments
Health Information
Palliative Care
Healthcare Facilities

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Caregiver Support
Counselling Resources
Communication Tools
Loss, Grief and Bereavement

OTHER RESOURCES
Government 
Websites for Seniors
Seniors' Advocacy

CONTACTIVITY CENTRE
Contactivity Website
Contactivity Family