This week is AOTA’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 3-7, 2018). On Sunday evening, Elin Schold Davis and I kicked off the week by taking over the #OTalk2US monthly Twitter Chat, which is an online networking event for OT Practitioners that focuses on a different topic each month.
Elin moderated a conversation focused on ways to help improve aging clients’ community mobility, and participants offered a variety of tips on how they help clients and their families. The idea was to encourage more OT practitioners who work with older adults talking about community mobility issues with their clients.
Here are some highlights from Sunday evening’s conversation:
Do you have tips for OT practitioners who are looking to incorporate a conversation about community mobility into their practice? Or is there something you’re doing with clients that you’d like to share? Tweet about it on social media using #ODSAW18 and help us raise the public’s awareness of the value of OT in this area.
The public outreach part of the campaign will dominate the rest of this week as we work with our industry partners to promote all the steps in between realizing an older adult might have a medical condition that can impact driving, and giving up the keys entirely.
To participate in spreading awareness online, follow and tweet with #ODSAW18. And to learn more about incorporating community mobility into your practice with aging adults, visit www.aota.org/older-driver. Information for the public about Older Driver Safety Awareness Week can be found at www.aota.org/driver-safety.