Free Online Training by AARP and AOTA

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Topic: We Need to Talk…Family Conversations with Older Drivers Facilitator Training

A free one-hour online training presented by the AARP Driver Safety Program and the American Occupational Therapy Association

The We Need to Talk (WNTT) seminar provides tools and information to adult children, caregivers, and friends who want to discuss limiting or stopping driving with an older adult. The Facilitator leads a presentation and discussion with participants who attend the We Need to Talk…Family Conversations with Older Drivers seminar.

The “We Need to Talk…Family Conversations with Older Drivers” seminar is a program developed and produced by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab.

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy are invited to join the AARP and AOTA for WNTT Facilitator Training. During this free one-hour distance learning event, you will learn how to:

  • Acknowledge the meaning of driving and its influence on decisions about driving;
  • Create opportunities to talk about driving safety and transportation needs;
  • Make objective observations of driving skills;
  • Develop a plan for more successful and sensitive conversations about limiting or stopping driving;
  • Address transportation needs if driving is curtailed; and
  • Conduct WNTT Seminars

Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS – Coordinator, American Occupational Therapy Association, Older Driver Initiative

Beth Tracton-Bishop, PhD – Gerontologist, The Hartford Advance 50 Team

Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio – Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab

Moderator: Frank Carroll – Senior Project Manager, AARP Driver Safety Program

Upon completion of the online training you will receive a letter from the AARP Driver Safety Program for one (1) continuing education contact hour and will be able to conduct WNTT Seminars. We encourage you to conduct a WNTT seminar during the 2010 AOTA Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 5 to 11, 2010).

To read more information about WNTT and watch the videos visit To register for this free event, click here.

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