On Wednesday, May 31st, there will be an AARP “We Need to Talk” Seminar held at the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center from 6:00-7:30 P.M. Mr. Court Dwyer, a trained AARP instructor will facilitate the seminar. Family caregivers and friends will learn to hold successful conversations with their loved ones about remaining active and participating in the community when it is time to limit or stop driving.
The seminar has been developed by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab. Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver program is hosting this free event to better meet the growing needs of adults who are caring for aging parents and are concerned about making a smooth transition for the older person from driving to not driving.
During the seminar, participants will learn how to:
-Better understand the psychological and social impact of limiting to stopping driving;
-Recognize the warning signs indicating an older driver may need to limit or stop driving;
-Identify opportunities to hold “family conversations”; and
-Help meet transportation needs if driving is limited.
The seminar is open to the community and is free of charge. To pre-register please call 564-4346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org