Do you know a senior who drives often? Follow these older-driver tips to help them stay healthy and safe behind the wheel.
Make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and others safe while driving. Or if you know a senior who drives often, try to help them get checked when necessary.
Make sure you get all your regular checkups at the doctor to test your hearing and vision and to prevent emergencies. Remember to make an appointment with your doctor every one to two years if you’re 65 or older.
If you suffer from any of the following, a follow-up with your doctor may be helpful before driving:
Remember to always stay alert, not only on the road but regarding your own health conditions as well.
You can avoid many of the common old-age symptoms above by taking the steps necessary to remain healthy. Try these today:
Make sure to get plenty of physical activity to remain limber, even if it’s just going for walk. Your doctor can help come up with a routine that fits your individual needs.
As a senior, there are some things you can do to help guarantee you stay safe while driving. Try these tips to help you stay safe:
Find out how else you can stay healthy as a senior or how to help a senior you know thrive now.
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“Older Drivers,” National Institute on Aging. August 1, 2017.