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How to Plan for When You Can No Longer Drive

May 17, 2016

senior citizen drivingTips to make transportation easier once you need help getting around

Most boomers don’t stop to think about how they will get around as they grow older.

But Americans are outliving their ability to drive safely — a woman, on average, by 10 years, a man by seven, according to the American Journal of Public Health. Physical or cognitive problems become obstacles. Vision and motor skills can decline with age. Some people can drive safely into their 90s, while others begin to cut back at 65 or earlier.

The loss of one’s prized autonomy, embodied in a personal vehicle, is difficult to imagine. That’s why many put off thinking about what they’ll do when they can’t drive. But this is a big mistake.

A few guidelines to help you plan ahead

From → Health & Safety

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