Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …

Watch This: Tips on Brain Health, Family Reunions and Giving Back to Soldiers

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP Wyoming is posting videos on issues important to state residents age 50-plus on its new YouTube and Google-plus channels. Topics include the Affordable Care Act, ways to cut Medicare costs and how volunteers are giving back to soldiers. Also available are tips on keeping the brain healthy, saving for retirement and making family reunions memorable. “We plan to offer at least one new video each month and want members to tell us which topics they want to see,” said …

Keeping Your Cool: Tips to Beat Road Rage

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie Lee Road rage is a serious concern for American drivers. In one study of just 10,000 U.S. road rage incidents committed over seven years, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recorded at least 218 murders and another 12,610 injury cases. Many of us have encountered situations where reckless or inconsiderate drivers make their way into our driving lane. On any given day, we may encounter unavoidable instances where aggressive drivers turn without signaling, slam on their brakes suddenly, …

AARP to host Green House living presentation in Cheyenne

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Home & Family AARP will host a presentation on Green House living, an alternative to traditional nursing homes, at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room.  The presentation is open to the public. Les Engelter, president of the board of directors for Green House Living for Sheridan, will share his experience and knowledge about Green House facilities. A Green House home is created from the ground up in an effort to …