Presented by Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of BC (COSCO) Health & Wellness Institute.
For many of us, driving is a key aspect of maintaining our independence as we age. But it’s normal for our driving abilities to change as we get older.
This workshop will address age associated changes that can affect driving ability such as visual and hearing impairments, muscle pain and reduced mobility, slowed motor reflexes, slowed information processing, effects of medications and chronic diseases and mental illnesses.
The Superintendent of Motor Vehicles has the authority to ensure all drivers are medically fit to safely drive a car. All drivers at 80 years of age (and every 2 years after age 80) must complete a Driver Medical Examination Report (DMER) with their physician. If there is a concern, RoadSafetyBC may require further assessment. This assessment process will be outlined in detail.
Aging does not automatically equal total loss of driving ability. Suggestions on ways to be proactive in continuing to drive safely will also be discussed.
Pre-registration is required by April 28th to 604.240.8550. No charge to attend. Please note seating is limited therefore, we recommend arriving no later than 2:15 to guarantee your seat. Thank you.
Registrants are also invited to enjoy a tour of Legacy’s amenities at 2:00 pm prior to commencement of session.