October Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 8:00 AM

Helping Seniors Keep Driving or Helping Them Let it Go When It’s No Longer Safe

Seniors who are required to retake their driving exam face a more difficult challenge than they realize. BC’s driving exams are among the most difficult in North America and no one taking it should feel assured they will pass without difficulty.

But there’s great news! Steve is the owner of Wallace Driving School (their tagline is ““We teach driving like your life depends on it”), where they provide a refresher for seniors called Package “R”.

But what if the senior you’re caring for is coming home with mysterious dents in their car, or putting themselves and others at risk? How can you have, or encourage a conversation with a person who you know will not take kindly to the idea that they must stop doing an activity they’ve enjoyed their entire adult life? For many seniors, being told they may no longer have a driver’s license feels like their independence is being stripped away from them.

Come learn some pointers from Steve on how to help seniors either continue their driving journey, or what you can do to encourage them to let go of driving when it’s no longer safe.


Biography

Steve Wallace, the owner of Wallace Driving School, has been teaching people throughout British Columbia how to drive safely and skillfully since 1976. To date, Steve has personally taught over 25,000 students how to drive.

He now teaches some of the grandchildren of his first driving students! That's dedication!


Meeting Location: The Wellesley Of Victoria - Retirement Home

2800 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5

The entrance door for EFCN is on Market Street between Nanaimo Street and Blanshard Street.

Our EFCN sign and/or the helpful Wellesley staff will direct you to the room. Be sure to come a little earlier (we suggest 7:30) to allow yourself time to arrive and visit before the meeting starts at 8:00 am.

Parking

There is parking around and about the building, and Long and McQuade has generously offered their upper parking area on the corner of Market Street and Nanaimo Street.