Consortium to Sponsor Seminars for Older Drivers
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  • A consortium of sixteen local organizations, spearheaded by the Rockland County Office for the Aging, is sponsoring a seminar on “Being A Safe Older Driver.” The program is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2004 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw.

    A panel of experts, including police officers, therapists, and representatives of various county agencies will present information on a variety of topics related to safe driving and transportation options. Evaluating driving skills, obtaining assistance to sharpen and improve driving skills, emergency preparedness and alternate forms of transportation will be discussed. Representative from the Rockland County TOR and TRIPS programs will be on hand to provide information on public transportation alternatives.

    Representatives of the sixteen local organizations joined forces last year to form the consortium, which focuses on making Rockland County roads and drivers safe as the population ages. The county has one of the most rapidly increasing number of older drivers in New York State. Although older drivers do not have the most accidents, their accidents are more often fatal.

    The seminar is free of charge and registration is not required. Older drivers, as well as their family members, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

    For additional information, call the Rockland County Office for the Aging at 845-364-2110.

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