Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Older Drivers Seminar

Loudoun County residents are invited to attend an informal seminar hosted by AARP and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers focused on offering supportive help for adult children or spouses of older drivers transitioning from driving to not driving.

Leesburg Today reports that participants will learn how to start a conversation with older drivers, recognize the warning signs indicating they may need to stop driving and develop transportation options to help elderly drivers stay connected to their community.

The program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required as seating is limited.

For more information or to register, e-mail Amber Nightingale of AARP Virginia at or call 1-877-926-8300. Advanced registration is required and seating is limited.

Meanwhile, WTOP Radio reports that older Americans have the highest crash fatality rate per mile of everyone, except teenagers. By the year 2030, one in five drivers will be age 65 or older, which means there will be more than 30 million older drivers on our roads.

Here's the upcoming seminar schedule:

Nov. 7
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Balch Library
208 W. Market Street
Leesburg, Va. 20176

Nov. 13
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Sterling Library
120 Enterprise Street
Sterling, Va. 20164

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