Older drivers will get tips on how to remain safe on the road, as well as advice on when it’s time to stop driving at a series of events that Westchester County will host in early December.
Here’s a release from the county:
ASTORINO ANNOUNCES OLDER DRIVER SAFETY WEEK
Series of programs to take place Dec. 2 – 6 throughout Westchester
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that “Keys to Safe Driving” – a series of five free programs sponsored by the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) – will take place during Older Driver Safety Week from Dec. 2-6, 2013.
The programs are presented by DSPS’ Older Driver Coalition and will offer tools, tips and techniques that older drivers can use to be on the road as safely as possible for as long as possible. The programs will also explore when it is time to stop driving and what alternative transportation services are available when seniors decide to relinquish their keys.
Each session will cover similar material, so find the location that’s nearest you and stop by. Registration is suggested but walk-ins are welcome.
Lawrence Cunningham from Westchester County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation will be at each session to help seniors sign up for the MTA Reduced Fare MetroCard.
For more information about the Older Driver Coalition and the help it offers year-round to seniors and their families, contact Beverly Carter, DSPS’ liaison to the coalition, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 813-6188.
The dates, times and locations for the programs are:
Monday, Dec. 2 Yorktown Senior Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown
11 a.m. – 12 noon
Mary DeSilva, director, (914) 962-7447
Tuesday, Dec. 3 The Center at Lake Isle, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester
12:15. p.m. – 1 p.m.
Judy Connolly, director, (914) 337-0390
Wednesday, Dec. 4 Rye Recreation, 281 Midland Ave., Rye
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sally Rogol, superintendent, (914) 967-2535
Thursday, Dec. 5 The Scarsdale Medical Group, 550 Mamaroneck Road, Harrison
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Donna Lebron (914) 723-8100, ext. 171
Friday, Dec. 6 Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining
11 a.m. – 12 noon
Kathy Asaro, director, (914) 762-1350