Update: This Senior Driving Safety certification course has been postponed and will be rescheduled. On the evening of Wednesday March 14th, Matt Gurwell will provide a public educational presentation on Senior Driving Safety. Topics will include starting the conversation about giving up driving, how to create an agreement and resources to help. The sponsors are proud to be able to bring this event to the local area for the public, including senior living professionals and family caregivers who face this concern. For more information, please click Senior Driving Issues Presentation Flier March 14th
Aging Wisely is proud to be one of eight companies to sponsor an innovative educational program designed to contribute to the safety and independence of seniors who should no longer be driving. The Beyond Driving with Dignity Training & Certification class is taking place at The Villas of Belleair in Clearwater, Florida on March 15th and will educate eldercare professionals to effectively address this pervasive and growing challenge.
Matt Gurwell, a former State Trooper and the founder & CEO of Keeping Us Safe, LLC is excited to bring this training opportunity to Clearwater, “Companies sponsor our training because they know firsthand how desperately we need solutions to this growing problem. I so appreciate their support in the cause of Keeping Us Safe.”
Aging Wisely is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. Linda Chamberlain, President of Aging Wisely states, “In our many years serving seniors and families, the issue of senior driving safety comes up time and time again so we know how tough this issue can be for families. We are proud to sponsor this program in our local community because it not only raises awareness of an important issue, it provides concrete tools for families to better deal with concerns and assist aging loved ones through different stages.”
Keeping Us Safe, LLC is a national organization based in Cleveland, Ohio, with a mission to provide older drivers and their families with tools necessary to confront the challenging issue of diminishing driving skills in the older driver. To learn more about Keeping Us Safe’s programs or to enroll in the March 15, 2012, session of the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” Professional Certification program, please visit www.keepingussafe.org or call toll-free 877-907-8841.
Aging Wisely works closely with many families on their concerns about senior driving safety, providing assessments, recommendations/resources as well as counseling and moderating family discussions about such challenging topics.