Transportation Options

If the decision has been made to start the discussion about driving retirement, take time to think about the meaning of driving from the older driver’s perspective. Think about how you will begin the driving discussion, and what local community resources for driving evaluation and remediation you have nearby. Consider the strategies for driving reduction or retirement and how the older driver will begin to navigate the community as a non-driver. It’s important to start this conversation before a crash or other crisis forces the conversation. This approach allows time to develop a plan for mobility after driving cessation. Families are relieved by knowing that there is a plan, while the older driver may be relieved that there are options and they are not forced to continue driving. Conversations can be continued over time.

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