Family, Caregivers & Community

Driving Retirement

If the decision has been made to start the discussion about limiting or stopping driving, take time to think about the meaning of driving from the older driver’s perspective. Also, look into community resources for driving evaluation and remediation in your community, as well as strategies for driving reduction.

It’s important to start this conversation before a crash or other crisis forces the conversation. Families are relieved by knowing that there is a plan and the older driver may be relieved that there are options and they are not forced to continue driving.

At the end of the day this is about safety, and you want the older driver to be safe and keep others safe.

To learn more, visit:

AARP We Need to Talk online seminar

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life

Time to Stop Driving

Before starting the conversation it is important for everyone involved to know and understand these things:

  • Warning signs and symptoms indicating driving problems
  • Observing the older adult’s driving abilities
  • How to understand the meaning of driving from the loved one’s perspective
  • How to begin the driving discussion
  • How best to talk about appropriate driving choices and ways to travel around the community as a non-driver
  • What are the community resources for driving evaluation and remediation
  • Strategies for driving reduction or retirement
  • Local transportation options