How do you restrict your loved one from driving for safety reasons? When is the right time to contemplate retirement from driving? What happens to your independence if you don’t drive anymore?
These questions and more will be discussed during a free presentation sponsored by Seniors Helping Seniors® and specifically designed for family members, caregivers and loved ones of senior citizen drivers.
Matt Gurwell— Founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe and retired Highway Patrol Officer for the state of Ohio— will provide attendees with a road map to help navigate the legal, ethical and emotional challenges when considering driving restrictions. “My goal,” states Mr. Gurwell, “is to discuss all issues with tact, compassion and empathy so that the older driver’s dignity is never jeopardized.”
After retiring from a successful 24-year career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mr. Gurwell quickly recognized that he was still filled with a desire for improving highway safety and more specifically, a passion to help keep older drivers, safe drivers. As a result, Mr. Gurwell founded Keeping Us Safe, a national organization with a mission to help keep older drivers safe and, when needed, help ensure one’s smooth transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat.
Supporting senior citizens with care and compassion is integrated into all the services that Seniors Helping Seniors® provides to the community. Our in-home care services bring together senior citizens who want to help with seniors who need help to live in their homes as safely and independently as possible.
We invite you to attend this free presentation on Thursday, March 31 from 6-7pm at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 46485 Middle Ridge Road in Amherst.
For more information contact Seniors Helping Seniors at 440-935-3848 or email CaringSeniors@yahoo.com.