Does age alone determine when we stop driving? The community is invited to participate in an open discussion to discover ways to improve your driving safety and the safety of others, plus tips to navigate how to stay active when you decide it’s time to stop driving. 

“Driving Safety for Adults 65+; safety tips & warning signs” brings together a panel of experts to provide resources and encouragement for families to have honest discussions.

The discussion will be held at Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines, located at 581 Seven Lakes Drive, West End on September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

The panel includes North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance agency manager Jason Bergin, AOS Care Management aging life care professional Angela Boles, CarFit certified occupational therapist Beth Mataxis and Pinehurst Neuropsychology provider Taeh Ward, Ph.D.

Bergin is an agency manager with North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance and Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. He brings 16-years of insurance industry experience to the discussion to share insights from the insurance agent and the client’s perspective.

As an aging life care professional, Boles often navigates driving discussions between clients and family members. She recommends utilizing the services of an objective professional to help families have honest discussions that lead to the best decision for everyone.

Mataxis, a CarFit certified occupational therapist, brings 12-years of experience to the discussion. She will explain the value of a clinical driving assessment as a tool to improve the overall safety of drivers of all ages.

With extensive training and clinical experience providing services to individuals with a range of medical and neurological disorders Ward will share valuable insights on the reality that certain medical conditions affect driver safety. Her goal is to assist patients to understand and address cognitive, behavioral and emotional concerns.

The doors will open at 3:00 p.m. to provide participants an opportunity visit with the panel of experts and pick-up information on available resources. The seminar will begin at 4:00 p.m. 

This is the 11th educational seminar sponsored by AOS Care Management, AOS & Friends Care, Fox Hollow Senior Living, OutreachNC magazine, and Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines.

For more information, please call 910-692-0683.


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