Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 2–6, 2013)

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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recognizes and wants to promote an understanding of the how important it is for older citizens to have mobility and transportation options.  This is critical to ensuring that older adults remain active in their local community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.

Older-Driver-revised-banner-v2Throughout the week of December 2nd thru 6th, AOTA will bring attention to different aspects of older driver safety:

  • Monday: Identifying Changes That Can Affect Driving
  • Tuesday: Family Conversations
  • Wednesday: Screening and Evaluations
  • Thursday: Equipment That Can Empower Drivers
  • Friday: Taking Changes in Stride

See more at: http://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Older-Driver-Safety-Awareness-Week.aspx

Tips for older drivers can also be found at the Mayo Clinic web site — http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/senior-health/HA00042

No. 1: Stay physically active

Staying physically active improves your strength and flexibility. In turn, physical activity can improve driver safety by making it easier to turn…

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