The United States of America celebrated its 246th Independence Day recently. The holiday that honors the U.S.’s separation from Britain is celebrated with gusto around the nation.
In the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson asserted mankind’s inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This concept is foundational to American consciousness. Yet in practice we know humans struggle to provide equal opportunities. The concept is noble, but it is still aspirational.
Via Mobility Services was founded to help remove a barrier to independence and freedom for older adults and others with mobility limitations. Via also asserts an aspirational vision:
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.Via Gives Mother and Daughter the Freedom to Connect
Via helps remove a fundamental barrier that can hold our clients back from fuller, more engaged lives, and that is accessible transportation. For many reasons, grown adults may lose, or maybe never had, the ability to drive a vehicle or take public transportation.
For some of us it takes an injury causing short-term disability to realize how dependent we are on our mobility for independence. Whether we go from place to place on two feet, a bike, scooter, bus, or in a car, we may not think twice about running a quick errand to the grocery store or a friend’s house. Via has thought about it–and done something about it–for thousands of older adults and people with disabilities.
Learn more about how we support independence and freedom for older adults and people with disabilities with our caring, customer-focused transportation options:
Meet a Via Rider: Rabbi Deborah Bronstein