NextFifty Initiative has awarded Via Mobility Services and its partners, Colorado CarShare and Boulder County Mobility for All, funding for a new car share service in Louisville, which supports older adults in the area by promoting independence and self-sufficiency for people with limited mobility by providing caring, customer-focused transportation options. The Colorado-based foundation’s support will allow local mobility agencies to advance their collaborative efforts to support people fifty and older with multimodal transportation options in our community.
“We are excited to expand multimodal mobility options that are designed to strengthen connectivity for older adults in our community with this support from NextFifty Initiative,” said Zoe DeVito, Development and Partnerships Manager of Via Mobility Services. “With the foundation’s support we can now offer hybrid and electric car share vehicles at Kestrel Apartments in Louisville where local public transit options are limited. It’s a tremendous endorsement to have this backing from NextFifty Initiative that enables us to provide creative solutions to ensure we can all thrive in our community as we age.”
“Our goal is to transform the way we as a society view and experience aging, and that informs the types of unique ideas and projects we fund,” said Diana McFail, President and CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “We see Via and its partners work on aging issues and experiences as an embodiment of our efforts toward more positive and enlightened approaches to aging. We offer our support and congratulations.”
The public is invited to participate in a virtual event on Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM to learn more about this program. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For questions about the program, please contact Zoe DeVito, Development and Partnerships Manager, at email@example.com.
About the Project Partners
Via Mobility Services
Via, established in 1979, is a private, nonprofit organization. Via received initial funding from the Boulder County Commissioners to coordinate an efficient, cost-effective and accessible transportation system for seniors and people with disabilities residing in Boulder County. Over the years, we have grown from an annual budget of less than $50,000 to a multi-county, multi-program, multi-million dollar budget. Via provides transportation and mobility options in 19 communities in five counties in Colorado.
Via’s mission is to promote independence and self-sufficiency for people with limited mobility by providing caring, customer-focused transportation options. We envision a future where all people, regardless of age, health, disability, income or ethnicity have easy access to the mobility options they need to enhance their independence and quality of life. To learn more, please visit viacolorado.org.
Colorado CarShare’s mission is to empower people to live a car-free (or lite!) lifestyle and have a positive impact on their health, wealth, the environment and our community. It aims to make Colorado a “cooler,” healthier, and more socially equitable place to live. As part of its mission, Colorado CarShare aspires to become the country’s first nonprofit Electric Vehicle (EV) car share program.
As a mission-driven not-for-profit organization, this includes an emphasis on social equity, building upon and growing EV carsharing and other forms of mobility-related education, outreach and services in low-to-mixed income (LMI) areas. Colorado CarShare’s approach allows it to mitigate climate change while creating vibrant communities that include multi-modal mobility options in mixed income areas. To learn more, please visit carshare.org.
Boulder County Mobility for All
The goal of the Mobility for All (M4A) Program is to promote accessible, affordable, and equitable multimodal (transit, bike, etc.) transportation options for residents of all ages and abilities and to raise awareness that transportation is a basic social, economic, and health need. To learn more, please visit bouldercounty.org/transportation/multimodal/mobilityforall.
NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based private foundation. The organization exists to create brighter, longer and healthier futures that unlock the potential of communities through an advanced funding approach. Through this work, communities are positioned to fully benefit from the wisdom and diverse experiences of a thriving aging population. Our approach applies a multitude of lenses in funding high-yield aging solutions that benefit people age 50 and older. NextFifty Initiative focuses on funding designed to support concepts, projects and innovations that will benefit generations for years to come. To learn more, please visit next50initiative.org.