ICFE eNEWS #10-40 - December 8th 2010
The "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Program
Do you think your older loved-one may be experiencing diminishing driving skills due to the aging process? Are they becoming lost in familiar places, bumping into curbs, mailboxes, or scraping the sides of the garage when they back out? Have they been involved in a minor parking lot fender-bender or do they complain about being honked at? Do they seem easily confused or more forgetful when you talk with them on the phone?
Beyond the emotional challenges, are you concerned about financial and liability issues that could arise from an incident involving the older driver in your family? Have you reviewed your insurance coverage for gaps and premium issues? Is it possible that the older driver in your family could jeopardize not only his or her own financial well-being but also your own?
If so, don't panic; you're certainly not alone. The most important thing to remember is that the time to start addressing your concerns is now, before "concerns" turn into "tragedies".
To help you do that, Keeping Us Safe has released its long awaited workbook titled:
"Beyond Driving with Dignity; The workbook for the families of older drivers".
The workbook employs a very user-friendly, uncomplicated method and is designed to be used in the comfort and confidence of the family's home.
"Beyond Driving with Dignity" was written to help families (or professionals working with families) by providing them with a "roadmap to success" in their quest to overcome the challenges of an older driver's safety.
If driving restrictions or even a complete retirement from driving are deemed appropriate, the "Limit Driving, Not Living" chapter of the workbook helps the family identify and implement alternative means of transportation for the retiring driver.
Keeping Us Safe is a national organization with a primary mission of helping to keep older drivers, safe drivers. In addition to the Beyond Driving with Dignity program mentioned above, Keeping Us Safe also offers two presentations for your group or organization titled:
- A Safe Drive Through the Aging Process (meant for older drivers)
- Adults with Aging Parent Drivers
For professionals*, Keeping Us Safe also offers a Continuing Education program titled:
- Bringing a Peaceful Resolve to Complex and Sensitive Senior Driving Issues
(intended for nurses, social workers, geriatric care managers, etc)
To learn more about the Beyond Driving with Dignity Program, as well as the other services offered by Keeping Us Safe, please visit them at KeepingUsSafe.org, or call toll-free 877-907-8841. Please mention you heard about it from the ICFE. Thanks.
The Beyond Driving with Dignity workbook has received the endorsement of the ICFE.
Founder & CEO
Keeping Us Safe
*In addition to accredited CE presentations, Keeping Us Safe. LLC, will also provide a certified training course for those who wish to provide family advisory services based on the Beyond Driving with Dignity("BDD") program. Certified BDD Professionals will be subject to a screening and qualification process, but will under all circumstances remain as independent parties, and not agents or employees of Keeping Us Safe, LLC.
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
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