Emotional Effects and Practical Challenges of Driver Cessation

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 / 1:00-2:30 pm

Vanya Jones, PhD
Assistant Dean for Community-Engaged Research,
Johns Hopkins University

Michele Ellicks
Community Outreach Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Registry of Motor
Vehicles Division (MassDOT RMV)

1.5 CE Credits offered: NASW / LICSW / LDAC / LMHC / Nursing
*Certificates issued immediately upon course completion

This course explores the emotional dimensions of driver cessation, addressing the complex feelings of loss, anxiety, and the change in identity that often accompany the transition. The presentation will look into the psychological impact of relinquishing driving privileges, including the potential for increased social isolation and diminished independence. We will also learn about resources currently available to older drivers with a focus on how family members can sensitively approach a conversation about discontinuing driving with an older family member or loved one.
The goal is to 
equip caregivers, family members, and professionals with the tools to support older adults through this challenging life change.


Free Registration