Are You On My Vision Board?

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Featuring You On My Vision Board While at a meeting I had a brilliant thought. (Even if I say so myself). Why not rebrand an upcoming “strategic planning” meeting to a “vision board” session? Theoretically, the concept is the same to create goals and a strategy to achieve during the next year. My colleagues responded with a […]

How to Avoid the Keys Talk and Never Ask For My Service

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Avoid the Keys Talk What if you never had to ask your parents to give up the keys? In other words, imagine never having an uncomfortable conversation with an elderly family member? If this intrigues you consider these three tips so you never have to ask for my advice. Start the conversation about aging today. More importantly, […]

Empathy The Key To Conversations with Senior Parents About Driving

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This is Part 1 of a four-part series. Practice Empathy Judi Bonilla’s parents passed away before they reached a stage at which their driving would be unsafe, so it’s interesting that her personal crusade is to help seniors give up the keys when it’s time. But Judi, an American gerontologist, had an awakening when she […]

.@SouthShoreElder On The Go With Freewheeling Movement

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Go With South Shore Elder Services Recently the South Shore Elder Services (SSES) outreach team has been on the go! Working with centers throughout 11 communities they have been on a mission. While many older adults plan to age in their home, few know all their options. South Shore Elder Services the Community Go To SSES […]

Are You Ready to Join the Freewheeling Movement?

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Freewheeling Movement What is the Freewheeling Movement? Specifically a movement to create awareness among aging drivers about their transportation options. As well as, emphasizing they have choices. In addition, through awareness may come the need to lobby for transportation options. Aging Well and Mobility To explain the Freewheeling Movement is to emphasize what living longer […]

The Collaborative Economy Can Connect Senior Services

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Collaborative Economy To Connect Seniors When you ask most people about an opportunity, they will say yes. By this I mean they want an opportunity. Almost four years ago as I sat in a San Francisco coffee shop surrounded by supporters of SideCar. The crowd was enthusiastic and excited to meet the state Public Utilities Commission. You […]

Aging in America The Week of December 5-9

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Aging in America Aging in America is a review of the week’s events and how they affect our culture, economy, politics, and society. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week “Banish the Keys Talk Create a Conversation,” is my motto for the week.  I posted blogs on how to start the conversation and what action to take. Currently, there […]

Ready, Set, Go! How Exercise Benefits Older Drivers

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Exercise Benefits Older Drivers It’s important to understand exercise can benefit the abilities of older drivers. While many know it can improve stress and weight loss few understand how it affects driving. Consider these points: The ability to easily maneuver in and out of a car. The range of motion to turn their head when […]

Awareness! The Best Advice for Older Drivers

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Building Awareness Awareness. American Poet Maya Angelou said,“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” More than 75% of drivers age 65 or older report using one or more medications. However, less than 1/3 acknowledged awareness of the potential impact of the medications on their driving. […]

Banish the “Keys Talk” Create a Conversation

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A Week for Awareness This week professionals are focusing on older  drivers. During the next five days, I’m joining the American Occupational Therapist Association to create awareness on driving in America. Currently, there are almost 43 million drivers age 65 or older. That’s approximately 20% of the population. Or at a four-way intersection one driver will be […]