• Video: Keeping Older Drivers with Medical Conditions Safe on the Road

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    Older Driver Safety Awareness Week spans December 5th to 9th, 2016. Let us start by saying, not every older adult with a health problem is an unsafe driver. Most are, in fact, very safe drivers. However, as we age, we experience health issues and changes in mental, sensory, and physical abilities that can impact the way we drive.
    Instead of focusing on the negative, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aims to educate the public on the importance of mobility for everyone, and offer solutions rather than roadblocks to transportation. Occupational therapy practitioners that can...
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  • Safety Tips for Older Drivers

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    Everyone needs to practice safe driving, but some drivers face their own set of challenges. For example, inexperienced drivers-who, in most cases, are also young drivers-may need extra training in order to properly prepare for the challenges of life behind the wheel.
    Older Driver Safety Awareness Week occurs in December. This event looks at older drivers and their unique driving safety challenges. Although everyone ages differently, generally speaking people in their golden years face problems others don't , such as slowing reflexes, hindered hearing, chronic health conditions, and...
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