Presentation Examines Driver Safety and Independence for Older Adults

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Driving Issues facing older adultsThe Older Adult Transportation Taskforce will host their first seminar next month designed for caregivers and concerned family members who may soon face the difficult question: What happens when driving starts to become unsafe for aging adults? How can seniors maintain their independence and age in place if they are unable to get to the doctor, grocery store or their pharmacy? How should families and society balance the questions of driver safety and mobility as it concerns older adults?

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 representatives from the DMV, Law Enforcement and Access Services, will discuss the issues that older drivers face, the options available to keep them mobile and the alternatives to driving. Prior to the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with local agencies that provide services for older adults as well as those that promote independent living. 

The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Willow St, Long Beach CA 90815. The event includes dinner from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. hosted by Bubbe & Zayde’s Place.

There is no charge for dinner or the presentation, but seating is limited so RSVP’s are required by March 14. For more information and to reserve a seat, contact the RSVP office at (562) 506-2801 or

The Older Adult Transportation Taskforce (OATT) is a consortium of individuals, organizations, public officials, government agencies and businesses, involved in a wide range of community activities, drawn together by a common purpose – to begin a dialogue on how to help seniors live more independent lives through increased access to transportation.


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