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Resources for Older Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has a variety of resources for senior drivers - some of which are free for AAA members. They provide access to the RoadWise Review (a self-assessment of driving skills for older drivers) and a senior driving website devoted to educating senior drivers.  AAA has an interactive tool called RoadWise Rx that allows users to see if their medications may interfere with the task of driving.

 

The Alzheimer's Association has information posted on their website for both health professionals and caregivers including research on when to recommend driving cessation,

An Important Announcement

Beginning October, 2013, thanks to new federal grant funding, WFR has begun to work in the northeast corner towns of Westchester with town recreation departments, medical providers and other volunteer organizations to ensure that older adults are able to keep their medical appointments.  WFR will also work to facilitate the sharing of vans by home health agencies to transport home health aides from the Bronx into the northeast corner towns where there is no public transportation.
 
Towns in the northeast region inlcude Bedford, Lewisboro, North Castle, North Salem, and Pound Ridge.
 

What We Do

WestFair Rides is a new transportation alternative for older adults (aged 60+) and adults with vision disabilities in Westchester County, NY.
 
Sound Shore Region
 
Beginning in 2012, WestFair Rides has been providing the following services in the Sound Shore communities of southeast Westchester:
 
  • Information and referral to ride options including municipal, county, Paratransit, and other ride providers
  • Rides to medical appointments provided by volunteer drivers
Included in the Sound Shore region are the communities of Pelham, New Rochelle, Rye/Port Chester/Rye Brook, Harrison/Purchase,