• By Jen O'Hara

Keeping older adults safe on the road and in their homes

November 14, 2019
an elderly or senior man and woman driving in a car with a couple of friends in the back seat, laughing and smiling

As the baby boomer generation ages, there are more senior drivers on the road than ever before. And it’s a difficult conversation to have when it’s no longer safe for them to drive. “Driving retirement” is a normal part of aging, but how do you know when it’s time to take away the keys? And what other steps should you take to keep your loved ones safe, not only on the road but also in their homes? 

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Ericka Tung, a Mayo Clinic internist and geriatrician, will discuss safety for older adults. Also on the program, you'll learn about Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community. Colleen Young, community director, and Rosemary Huckleberry, a volunteer mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect, will share how patients use the platform. And Dr. Steve Ommen, director for Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, will explain how digital medicine is changing health care. 

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Mayo Clinic Radio produces a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

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