TSA set to test new screening protocols for elderly

Under new TSA guidelines, passengers deemed to be 75 or older will be subjected to less rigorous screening.

Thanks to criticism and pressure, the Transportation Security Administration is taking the initial steps to modify screening for people who appear to be age 75 or older.

According to CNN, “the TSA will test procedures allowing those passengers to leave their shoes on, as well as light outerwear. Other changes are intended to reduce the likelihood that older passengers will be subjected to a pat-down.”

Read more about the proposed changes:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/14/travel/tsa-elderly-screening/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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