A handy list of driving resources for aging drivers.
AMA Seniors Transportation Information Guides: These handy booklets list transportation options for seniors, as well as business and services that come to your home. Guides are currently available for Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and St. Albert. Pick them up at AMA centres, or online.
CarFit: As we age, our flexibility and agility tend to diminish, so vehicle fit and comfort are key to safety. This AMA program helps ensure seniors are seated correctly in their cars so they can continue to operate their vehicle safely. For more information plus a list of upcoming CarFit events, check out the AMA Events Calendar.
Driver 55 Plus: Rules change over the years, why not consider a refresher course that updates the rules of the road in a fun and interactive classroom setting? Find more information online or call 1-833-374-8733
Seniors Driver In-vehicle Evaluation: Smart to fine tune once in a while, especially something as important as driving. This is a one-on-one driving skills assessment with an AMA driving instructor. Voluntary and confidential.
CAA Seniors Driving Website: A wellspring of information for aging drivers – from changes in ability and skill-assessment methods to resources for family members – drawn from resources such as the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Eye and Ear Exams: Drivers over the age of 55 should get their hearing and eyesight tested every year – more often if they notice a change. Visit Connect Hearing to schedule a hearing test. AMA members save 15% off hearing aids.