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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 09/15/2022

Giving Up The Car Keys & Other Challenging Transitions

Learn about a groundbreaking program that uses the elements and structure of ritual to ease people through through transitions which occur in the second half of life! 

Marsha Weiner, MA Co-Author Transitional Keys A Guidebook: Rituals to Improve the Quality of Life for Older Adults


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Questions Asked

  • The automobile and the home are the two primary pillars of independence in our society. Many times, individuals have to give up both of these simultaneously. Very difficult and a potential threat to one's identity.
  • Your auto insurance company may have testing sites that can evaluate one's driving competency and make suggestions of aids and technologies that can compensate for some sensory loss.

Chat Transcript

12:08:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : CONTACT: Marsha Weiner


12:14:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Previous Discussion: Giving Up The Car Keys? Exploring All "Routes": As We Age  https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/giving-up-the-car-keys-exploring-all-routes-as-we-age


12:14:35     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Older Drivers: Research, Technology, Trends, Solutions https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/older-drivers-research-technology-trends-solutions

12:21:41     From  Carol Silverman : Have you tried the yellow glasses, that are said to prevent glare?

12:21:46     From  Robert A. G : The answer is yes. I want to drive at night.

12:22:06     From  Michele Zimmer-Forster : I am talking to his level of comfort, precisely.  Why do something that is unpleasant.

12:22:31     From  Michele Zimmer-Forster : Technology is a 2 edge sword

12:25:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : The Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence helps individuals find the best solution to meet their unique driving and community mobility needs. 

Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence, LLC, Office: 703-345-2990 ext. 1001

12:25:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Trista Windows - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and Driver Rehabilitation Specialist twindows@driverrehabcenter.com

Amanda Mendez - Occupational Therapy Assistant and Driving Rehab Specialist amendez@driverrehabcenter.com

12:32:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living https://www.amazon.com/Ritual-Seemingly-Senseless-Worth-Living/dp/0316462403

12:33:40     From  Trista Windows : Hi! I work locally in Northern VA for a small business. We are a team of OTs that perform fully comprehensive driving evaluations for anyone across the spectrum of driving. We see a large number of older drivers. We perform a full clinical and behind the wheel assessment at our locations in Chantilly and Fredericksburg VA

Please feel free to contact me at twindows@drivererhabcenter.com with any questions

12:34:11     From  Jennifer Brown : Nadal is a great player - one of the best ever!   His court behavior suggests he may be 'on the spectrum'   it is not simply a ritual

12:36:47     From  Trista Windows : Also an excellent place to find a driver rehab specialist is www.aded.net

12:42:04     From  Peggye Lassiter : What is the name of the Ritual book written by Weiner?

12:42:28     From  Rod Paolini : Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living

12:43:44     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Marsha Weiner, MA

Co-Author Transitional Keys A Guidebook: Rituals to Improve the Quality of Life for Older Adults

12:44:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : CONTACT: Marsha Weiner


12:50:32     From  Robert A. G : There are good comments in the Chat. How can I get a copy of the Chat?

12:50:39     From  Karen Dotson : For me, I'm a very practical thinker, and I say to myself, "are my feelings of a loss of independence and freedom more valuable than the safety of another person?"  I would never want to put someone else in danger because of my limitations.  I also worked in a law firm and I do not want to be involved is a law suit brought about by my negligence.

12:50:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/

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