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Driving & Aging: Navigating the Difficult Discussions & Decisions

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Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

99 East Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06851

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Dinner and Discussion

Adult children would prefer to talk with their aging parents about funeral arrangements rather than discuss driving issues with them, according to the National Safety Council. While not every older adult will lose the ability to drive safely, all those with dementia will eventually need to stop driving. We’ll talk about some reasons behind the discomfort and the lack of consensus about who should be involved in discussions and decisions about driving - the older adult, family caregivers, physicians, police, DMV, or other providers?

Join us to learn:

  • Why driving is such a hot button issue for older adults, family caregivers & physicians

  • What providers in aging services need to know

  • Ways to approach conversations about driving

  • When & how to refer to community-based resources that can help older adults drive safely for longer - visit the resource table


Speakers:


Brent Leveille, AARP Driver Safety, State Coordinator

Brent Leveille serves as the State Coordinator responsible for the Driver Safety program, which includes Smart Driver classes, Carfit, and We Need to Talk. He has been an instructor with AARP's Driver Safety since the program piloted in 2005. Since then, Brent has taught over 200 Smart Driver classes and has participated in every Carfit event in Connecticut.


Joan Sevigny Cramer, MS, OT/L, CDRS, The Next Street Driver Rehab Services

Joan has been a practicing Occupational Therapist over 30 years with experience in home care, custom wheelchairs, geriatrics and medical rehab. She began her journey in Driving Rehab Services 4 ½ years ago and is now serving clients throughout the state. Her program is able to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and disabilities. At this time she is the only Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist in the state and is actively involved with the national association working to enhance the public’s awareness to the benefits of credentialing providers of this service. Her position at The Next Street Driving School is the first in CT and she values the skills of her associates who provide outstanding training behind the wheel.


Moderated by Donna Fedus, Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses, a gerontology education company


PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME FOR THIS EVENT!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020 – 5-7pm

Norwalk Inn and Conference Center
99 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851


RSVP Deadline: Monday, Jasnuary 27, 2019

$35 for Members/ $50 for Non-Members (plus a small processing fee)

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