Driving & Community Mobility
Staying connected to your community is an important part of your well-being. For most of us, driving our own car is how we stay mobile and on the go. Driving is how we see the people we want to see and how we do the things we want to do at our convenience. But changes in our physical, mental, and sensory abilities can challenge our continued ability to drive safely.
Occupational therapy practitioners have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can affect driving. Because occupational therapy practitioners take the time to understand the role that driving plays in your life, they are able to help individuals make a smoother transition from driving to using other forms of transportation. In doing so, they help people maintain their autonomy, independence, and sense of worth.
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FREE Webinar and Facilitator Manual (with video): Learn How to Offer Older Driver Education Using WNTT!
Produced by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and MIT AgeLab, the We Need To Talk (WNTT) seminar offers seniors, their families and caregivers practical tips and advice about having constructive conversations about driving and strategies for making driving-related decisions. FREE webinars (sponsored generously by AARP) are offered for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Students presented by Michelle Monje of AARP Driver Safety and Elin Schold Davis of AOTA. Register Now! Those registering for and completing the webinar will be mailed a certificate of attendance and a detailed Facilitator Guide complete with Video and tips for offering effective presentations!
The same webinar is offered 3 times for your scheduling convenience:
Tuesday, June 23, 3-5 pm ET
Wednesday, September 16, 10 am-12 pm ET
Thursday, September 17, 2-4 pm ET