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Extending roadtime: Techniques to maintain driving wellness by Jennifer L. Womack, MS, OTR/L and Michaela Mangrum, OTS

Each year, more than one million Americans ages 70 and older stop driving and turn to other means to meet their transportation needs (Foley, 2002). Given that the United States is an automobile-dependent society, retirement from driving is often viewed negatively as a loss of independence rather than simply a transition to other forms of transportation. In our experience, older adults frequently report they dread the day when they are no longer able to drive due to the broader implications for their lives.

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