At any age, we need to ask ourselves: Am I a safe driver?
Driving is a privilege which provides independence and empowerment; something we all want to experience forever. We also want to be responsible and safe drivers, protecting ourselves and others on the road.
Over the last five years DRIVE SMART Seniors program has provided older drivers with tools and resources to help them continue to drive as safely as possible for as long as possible.
One way in which Drive Smart of the Rockies addresses safe driving for seniors is through CarFit®, a national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. This free program is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive, assessment of how well older drivers and their vehicles work together. During a 20-minute Drive Smart of the Rockies CarFit® with the driver in their personal car, trained technicians complete a 12-point checklist to include assessments of:
· Correct positioning of the driver’s seat
· Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals
· Proper adjustment of mirrors
Planning My Driving Retirement
DRIVE SMART Seniors introduces Planning My Driving Retirement.
This FREE 45-minute seminar will provide information to drivers to understand
what steps can be taken to consider mobility as part of aging well and health,
and how this will allow for “retired drivers” to enjoy an independent, healthy and safe lifestyle. Topics will include:
• The link between driving and my health
• Planning for retirement from driving
• Strategies, options, and resources for remaining mobile
Interview with No Copay Radio and Executive Director Amy Nichols April 25th