AAA’s National Senior Driver Expo Tour comes to Atlantic City on Tuesday, September 13 to help New Jersey seniors and their ‘sandwich boomer’ children deal with senior driver mobility challenges. Produced in conjunction with the AAA Clubs of New Jersey, the expo will be held at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City.
Similar to popular community health-care events, the Senior Driver Expo will offer a hands-on opportunity to sample AAA’s suite of research-based senior driver resources. Attendees will have access to tools that can help assess and improve driving skills, reduce driving risks, and foster dialogue between adult children and their senior parents about driving issues.
New Jersey’s expo will also feature an “Ask the Experts” panel of traffic safety experts, a Motor Vehicle Commission representative and a physician to provide information and answer questions that seniors may have about changes that may impact their driving ability.
“Our research shows that nearly one in three Americans don’t know where to turn for information on senior driver issues,” said Kathleen Marvaso, Vice President of Public Affairs for AAA. “AAA’s Senior Driver Expo will help families learn how to prepare for and address the challenges senior drivers and their families face as a result of the natural, inevitable consequences of aging.”
Several AAA senior driver safety resources on display will include:
AAASeniors.com – A one-stop online resource that offers expert advice and science-based tools and programs to help families navigate the issues associated with senior driving and mobility.
AAA Roadwise Review – A computer-based screening tool that allows users to measure the functional abilities scientifically linked to crash risk among older drivers.
CarFit – A community-based program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them for maximum comfort and safety.
Smart Features for Mature Drivers – A guide that identifies vehicle features that can assist drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered as they age.