DriveWell Toolkit – The toolkit provides comprehensive information for planning, promoting and presenting public information events on older driver safety and community mobility. Included in the toolkit is up-to-date background information on the issue and a 20-minute video including a presenter’s guide designed to trigger conversation about the topics. The materials are designed for maximum flexibility so that they can be incorporated into existing community information programs of varying lengths of time. Audiences for the information include older drivers, family members, social service and aging service providers. We will be conducting three free DriveWell trainings around the State. The training lasts about 5 hours. Each participant attending the training will receive a free copy of the toolkit. Those trained are expected to do educational programs in their community using toolkit materials. For more information about DriveWell, visit www.asaging.org/drivewell
CarFit – This program is designed to give older drivers a quick but comprehensive check of how well they fit in their vehicle. There is a 12-point checklist that the trained professional or volunteer goes over with the older driver. We will be holding a training session to train CarFit Instructors/Event Coordinators from each of the five communities. The training is 2 days -- the first day is classroom training and the second day includes staging a “live” CarFit event with older drivers. For more information about CarFit, visit www.asaging.org/carfit
NHTSA Law Enforcement Module – This course should be taught by law enforcement to law enforcement. The course includes video, handouts, a simulated traffic stop, and a group exercise to engage participants in this important topic. This is a 3½-hour course.
Roadwise Review is a CD-ROM based program that older drivers can use to check their driving abilities in a convenient and confidential fashion. It will allow them to identify health and fitness issues that affect their driving by enabling them to check visual, mental and physical responses. The program will also identify steps to reduce their risk behind the wheel and/or speak with their doctor about how to maintain their fitness to drive. The program takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete. For more information on Roadwise Review, visit www.aaapublicaffairs.com
Assessing and Counseling the Older Driver is a 3-hour presentation given by Thomas Meuser, PhD and David Carr, MD with Washington University School of Medicine. This is an evidence-based workshop for physicians and health care professionals co-sponsored by the Older Driver project of the American Medical Association. The program will provide physicians and other health care professionals with the tools they need to assess and counsel older patients on medical fitness-to-drive. Attendees will receive continuing medical education credits for attending this training. For more information please see the AMA Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers at www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/10791.html.
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