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Patricia Grace
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Aging with Grace

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is Dec. 5 – 9

December 5 through 9 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and Aging with Grace wants to help keep older drivers and their families safe. The first of the baby boomers turn 65 this year, so the population of seniors will be increasing substantially over the next twenty years. According to the AAA most of us can expect to live 7-10 years past our safe driving ability, so safety is going to be a growing issue.

Matt Gurwell founder & CEO, Keeping us Safe, developed “Beyond Driving with Dignity” a workbook for the families of older drivers. It was specifically designed to help your family by providing you with a “road map to success” in your quest to overcome the challenges of an older driver’s safety. It can be used by families as a tool to meet the demands of a potential problem when you become suspect of the senior driver’s ability to remain a safe driver

Timely and appropriate use of this workbook and of all available resources will help keep families from making many of the common mistakes encountered by others as you move toward a possible driving retirement for your loved one.

Working through this instrument will help your family make driving-related decisions that are not only in the best interest of the older driver, but simultaneously find themselves in the best interest of highway safety in general. This workbook was designed to be used by your family in the confidence and comfort of your own home, most likely seated right at your family’s kitchen table.

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