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Steering Clear at 60+: Strategies for Driving Safely as We Age

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tips and strategies for driving later in life. How can we continue to drive and accommodate our lifestyle as we age?

Questions one should ask to consider when is the right time to give up driving or is it too soon to give up?

Contact Tracy at tracys120@yahoo.com or 617-959-4928 to register and join us on Zoom!

 Debbie Kerrigan, MS, OTR/L is a senior occupational therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Rehabilitation Services. She received her Master of Science in Occupational therapy from Boston University’s Sargent College in 2002 and has been at NWH for 20 years. Debbie currently works in the outpatient rehabilitation department at Wells Ave where she treats adults with a variety of diagnoses whose physical, cognitive and/or visual changes are interfering with their ability to perform necessary and/or desired activities. Debbie has completed additional training in visual rehabilitation after neurological events, concussion and post-concussion syndrome, and driver rehabilitation. She is certified in LSVT Big, is a CarFit Event coordinator, and a We Need to Talk facilitator.

 

Amanda Holt, MS, OTR/L is a senior occupational therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Rehabilitation Services. Upon completing her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University in 2017, Amanda began her career working in the acute inpatient setting where she divided her time amongst the neurological, cardiac, and orthopedic units. She was then given the opportunity to work in the outpatient setting where she first got to experience the role of occupational therapy in driver rehabilitation. Since coming to Newton Wellesley in 2019, Amanda has expanded her education to include training in older adult driving, driving after neurological events, low vision, and visual rehabilitation after neurological events, and has contributed to the evolution of the Drive Safe Program that continues to be offered at Newton Wellesley.


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