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As winter driving conditions worsen, senior drivers must take extra precautions on the road

Ice and snow can make maneuvering winter roadways difficult for motorists of any age, but changing weather conditions can be especially challenging for senior drivers. “AAA is taking the opportunity to remind senior motorists about extra precautions they can take to stay safe on the roadways this winter,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, manager, public and government affairs, AAA Blue Grass. “It’s...

Let’s Talk About Driving: Plan ahead to help keep seniors independent, safe on the road

A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving. Unfortunately, those conversations are not happening enough. A new survey by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network of franchise offices that provide in-home care services to seniors, found that 95 percent...