Age UK Host Conference Regarding Older Drivers at Mobility Roadshow 2016

The Mobility Roadshow, 26-28th May, Silverstone Circuit (Northants) is delighted to announce a free conference regarding older drivers in association with Age UK and The Forum of Mobility Centres – Friday 27th May.

DRIVING TO THE FUTURE: OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OLDER DRIVERS

10am, Friday 27th May 2016, The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, Northants. NN12 8TN

Age UK, in conjunction with The Forum of Mobility Centres and Mobility Choice, charity organiser’s of The Mobility Roadshow, would like to invite all consumers, trade representatives and healthcare professionals interested in driving options and future opportunities for older people. A series of informative sessions have been arranged to take place during the day discussing driving challenges and mobility choices.

Visitors may pre-register to attend the conference for the whole day or select one or more sessions of interest. With several guest speakers contributing to each session, attendees will gain vital driving advice and information along with the opportunity to ask questions.

The day will commence at 10am with a welcoming reception in the Silverstone Wing followed by a keynote address from Elizabeth Box, Head of Research RAC Foundation, entitled “Dispelling the Myths about Older Drivers”.

Further contributors will include expert advisors from leading vehicle manufacturers, the Department of Transport, Transport Focus and The General Medical Council as well as organisations from The Forum of Mobility Centres amongst others.

Session 1: 11.00am – Older Driver: More or less satisfied?

Focusing on vehicle and transport issues that can help or hinder the driving experience for older drivers.

Session 2: 11.30am – Car design and technology: What does the future hold for older drivers?

Review changes in technology that can enable older drivers to continue driving safely and for longer, with a focus on vehicle designing for increased comfort and easier accessibility. Plus an interesting discussion on developments in driverless cars – can they really help the older driver?

Session 3: 12.15pm – Making the right choice – what to look for and what to avoid.

With information on achieving pain free driving, the session provides advice on new and existing seating and control adaptations. Plus understanding and testing the options available to the older motorist.

Session 4: 2.30pm – Fitness to drive: The Medical View

Do doctors know enough about the issues? How does fitness affect driving and decision making capabilities for the older driver? Is there enough medical knowledge on this important issue?

Session 5: 3.20pm – When it’s time to stop

The session focuses on helping older people correctly decide when it is time to cease driving and provides alternative options showing why giving up needn’t be the end of the road.

To attend all or part of the conference, register for free at: http://www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk/age_uk_forum

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