— By Michelle Cerulli McAdams Tom Hirsch, an AARP volunteer in Palm Harbor, recalled how his late mother’s failing eyesight contributed to her diminishing ability to drive. Hirsch, 69, said he wishes he had known about the AARP Smart Driver and We Need to Talk programs at the time. They could have helped prepare him for tough conversations with his mother about giving up her car keys. Now he is an instructor for both programs in Florida. The Smart Driver program …

— Your car looks great, but does it fit? Find out at a CarFit event near you. A trained volunteer technician can help you adjust your seat, steering wheel and rearview mirrors for good visibility, comfortable control and safety. CarFit was created by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AARP, AAA and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Get a CarFit checkup at locations across Florida, including Bradenton, Dania Beach, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Orange Park and Sunrise. For …