'We Need to Talk' Seminar offers tips for talking with older drivers | Events
Evansville area caregivers, families, and concerned friends are invited to attend an informational session hosted by AARP and the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center that will offer tips for talking with older drivers. The free seminar helps participants learn to talk with their loved ones about remaining active and participating in the community when it is time to limit or stop driving. Among the topics covered will be identifying opportunities to begin a dialogue, recognizing the warning signs that indicate an older adult may need to limit or stop driving, and developing a plan using local alternate transportation so the older driver can stay connected to their community. The session will be held at Milestones, the Easter Seals Child Development Center at 621 S. Cullen Ave. on Monday December 3 at 6:00 p.m. Experts say by 2030, one in four drivers will be age 65 and older. More than 30 million older drivers will be on our roads. Their ability to remain safe on the road and mobile in their community can be compromised by changes in their health. The We Need to Talk seminar is designed to assist family and friends to have successful conversations about when and how an older person can stay mobile when it is time to limit or stop driving.