The conference was developed by ODOT for individuals certified (or interested in becoming certified) in providing Ohio’s Mature Operator Course through their driving school, and for individuals interested in learning more about mature driver needs. Gurwell will be facilitating a discussion centered on Keeping Us Safe’s “Bringing a Peaceful Resolve to Complex and Sensitive Senior Driving Issues” presentation.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Keeping Us Safe is a national organization that provides services to older drivers and their concerned families as they face the emotional and delicate issue of a loved-one’s diminished driving skills as a result of the aging process.
“Our programs provide concerned families with the missing link between their desire to bring the driving issue to a peaceful resolution, and their ability to actually do so", explains Gurwell, who is also a retired Ohio State Trooper.
“I am very excited to be participating in this conference. My hopes are that I can provide conference attendees with valuable insight on how to address the issue of age-related diminished driving skills, so that the individual’s dignity and independence are not jeopardized.”
The one-day conference kicks off at 9AM at the ODOT complex located at 1980 West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on the conference contact ODOT’s Valerie Luptak at 614-466-3524.
For more information on Keeping Us Safe’s programs please visit www.keepingussafe.org. Media inquiries are asked to call 216-904-8841.