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Concerns of driving skills - older family member-friend

Alert message sent 06/10/2020 12:03:00

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Talking about giving up driving can be an emotionally charged topic – especially when for some, it means giving up independence.

But while hanging up their car keys can be a major milestone in an older person’s life – it does not signal the end of a busy and fulfilling life. When a person does stop driving it is often best to refer to this as retiring from driving.

Understandably, friends and families can be reluctant to raise the issue, especially if the older person is fiercely protective of their independence. That said, we all respond better when advice is coming from someone we trust so often families and friends will have the best influence on the way that an older driver sees their future behind the wheel.

To find out more about having that conversation with a friend or family member via the website here: https://olderdriversforum.com/advice-for-friends-and-family/friends-and-family/
 
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