Did you know that we usually outlive our ability to drive safely by six to ten years? As we age, we naturally modify how we drive to address physical changes: Stiff joints, poor vision, slow reflexes. But a time will come when it's simply unwise to continue behind the wheel.
We do plenty of planning and preparation before retiring from work. Similarly, it's smart to take a moment and consider the probability that you may not be driving your last few years. How can you retire from driving without giving up an active life?
Most people find it works best to have more than one driving alternative. Check these out:
Considering a move or downsizing? Factor in driving retirement. Would your new abode allow for easy walking to where you want to go? To public transportation? For assisted living, is there van service to doctors or shopping?
Find out now what's available. Check out ridesinsight.org or call 855-607-4337 (toll-free, nationwide) to find local driving alternatives.
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Leslie Alin Tewes is a Geriatric, Disability & Medical Care Manager; Elder and Adult Care Advocate; Quality Improvement Specialist.