Senior Citizen Safe Driving Program

by Erika Brooks on August 21, 2012 at 6:30 am

An organization helps area senior citizens feel safe on the roads.

AARP held a driver safety program Tuesday in Zanesville. Home Instead Senior Care sponsored the event at the Condominiums at Colony Hill. The program was created to help seniors feel comfortable behind the wheel.

"We come together as a classroom and we talk about how driving issues have changed for seniors in particular, there’s people in there who have been driving for over fifty years," said Kim Holser, sponsor from Home Instead Senior Care.

The program teaches seniors defensive driving techniques, how to handle aggressive drivers and safely use new car features. Being reminded of driving laws and learning new techniques is beneficial for those elderly drivers who wish to continue driving themselves.

"There’s a lot of things that are really great to have as a refresher. Sometimes it’s great to hear it again, sometimes its great to think about it in a different way," said Holser.

Home Instead plans to have the next safety program in Muskingum County at the beginning of next year.