Ohio Business Owner to Speak at The 2019 Florida Conference on Aging
Gurwell, a retired Ohio State Trooper, founded Keeping Us Safe in 2008 to develop and provide services to help concerned family members address concerns about an aging parent's physical and/or cognitive diminishment in driving skills.
By: Keeping Us Safe
Gurwell, a retired Ohio State Trooper, founded Keeping Us Safe in 2008 to develop and provide services to help concerned family members address concerns about an aging parent's physical and/or cognitive diminishment in driving skills. As well, Gurwell is the developer of the "Enhanced Self-Assessment Program" for older drivers, author of "Beyond Driving with Dignity: The workbook for the families of older drivers" and a national speaker on this very sensitive topic.
Gurwell's presentation, titled "Driving Under the Influence of Dementia", will focus on the role dementia, memory and executive functioning play in older driver safety. Current-day, real-life examples as well as academic studies that confirm the correlation between cognitive decline and older driver safety will be presented. Additionally, tips will be presented to attendees on how to have the difficult driving conversation.
The 2019 Florida Conference on Aging is presented in partnership with the Florida Council on Aging, the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers, and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The 3-day event will be held at the Hyatt Regency, located at 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. More information on the conference is available by visiting https://fcoa.org/
About Keeping Us Safe: Founded in 2008, Keeping Us Safe is a national organization (headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio) that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families. Their programs are designed to save lives while simultaneously helping to ease the burden of the family as they find themselves faced with the very challenging issue of a loved one's age-related diminishment in driving skills. Their services are available throughout the United States. Visit the Keeping Us Safe website at https://www.keepingussafe.org.
Media inquiries are asked to call 216-904-8841 for more information.
Matt Gurwell, Founder & CEO
Keeping Us Safe, LLC.
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