Senior citizens, like most people, prefer to live in their own home as long as possible but as we discussed in Part I of Too Old to Drive? the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is a critical element to maintaining an independent lifestyle.
Although some communities feature affordable public transportation or offer services dedicated to driving senior citizens to doctor appointments and the local grocery store, many other communities are not so accommodating to elderly residents.With almost a quarter of the U.S. population estimated to be 65 or older by 2025 and a large majority of those aging adults left to their own devices for their transportation needs, it is important to plan for the physical and mental challenges that may affect a senior citizen’s ability to drive.
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