The holiday season provides a time for many family members who live apart to become reacquainted with each other, enjoying cherished meals, participating in long-held traditions, shopping at post-Christmas sales and doing a good deal of driving from one place to another. Over the course of a week of expeditions, children and grandchildren of older drivers may become concerned with impairments faced by many of us as we age, whether visual, cognitive or mobility-related. Families are faced with a complex and emotionally charged question: “At what point does a person become unfit to drive?”
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 7-11, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in their communities – shopping, working or volunteering – with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.
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