Driving

AARP Fall Driver’s Safety Courses

In a March 30, 2009 post (AARP Driver Safety Program), we wrote about the AARP Driver’s Safety Program.  For those of you who are interested in taking a fall course, many locations have opened up registration. Since writing our previous post, it has come to our attention that many insurance carriers throughout the United States […]


AARP Driver Safety Program

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) offers a nationwide program to help millions of drivers remain safe on the roads.  They have offered this program for the past 27 years.  It is offered in two four hour sessions.  Instructors are local volunteers. According to the AARP website, course topics include: negotiating busy intersections minimizing […]


Staying Fit to Drive

It is no surprise that as we age, we run into physical difficulties that make it more difficult to get around and do many of the things we have been doing the majority of our lives.  What many of us do not realize is that many of the little aches and pains we begin to […]


Time to Give up the Keys?

One of the most memorable and gut wrenching discussions that I have had with my Mom in recent years focused on her driving. Like many seniors who are suffering from chronic pain and disabilities, eventually the time came when it really wasn’t safe for her to be driving anymore.  Knowing that she wouldn’t want to […]