‘Safe Driving and Seniors’ talk is Tuesday

STATE COLLEGE – HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital at Pleasant Gap is celebrating Older Driver Safety Awareness Week this week.

This coming Tuesday evening, the community is invited to hear from HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s Director of Therapy Operations Tracy Stoltz, OTR/L, on the topic of “Safe Driving and Seniors.”

“There are many impairments that come with getting older, including vision issues, delays in response time and fatigue. Knowing when it is not safe for you or your loved one to be driving is important for the safety of not only your loved one, but also any others on the road,” Stoltz said. “Having a better understanding on this topic will help you make better judgments and provide peace of mind for the older driver in your life.”

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, which concludes today, is led by the American Occupational Therapy Association to emphasize the importance of driver safety and the resources available for older drivers.

The program is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Best Western Plus University Park Inn and Suites at 115 Premier Drive, State College.

It is being held in coordination with the Adult Children of Aging Parents – Centre County. Other sponsors include Foxdale Village, Grane Hospice Care, Grane Home Health Care, Juniper Village at Brookline and PennState Health.

The program is free but registration is appreciated and may be made by calling 1-877-599-2227 or emailing acap.centrecounty@acapcommunity.org.

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