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Beyond Driving: Staying Safe at any Age


Thu 04 / 18 / 2024
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


Petaluma Regional Library
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma CA 94952

Who can attend

Open to all



Do you worry that a loved one’s diminished driving skills is putting them at risk?

This presentation was developed specifically for older adult drivers, and can best be described as a practical, entertaining, and realistic approach to the issue of "senior drivers vs. the aging process." Our speakers will take a direct yet compassionate approach to the very sensitive subject of recognizing that someday it may be time to relinquish some of that treasured driving independence. The ultimate goal is not to take away driving opportunities for older drivers but to offer suggestions about how to recognize and compensate for diminishing skills so that our treasured elders can all remain on the roadways as safe drivers. 

Registration is required. To save your place, call 707.776.6055.

Over the past 30 years, Loretta Rotolo has been in the health and human service field, in direct service roles as a therapist and advocate, as well as in management capacities. As a creative arts therapist , she has worked with a variety of populations with diverse needs and abilities: older adults with multiple cognitive and physical disabilities, children with developmental needs, and adults in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. 

DJ Colbert is a Board Certified Patient Advocate and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has been meditating for more than 30 years and graduated from the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program under Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Sounds True. DJ has been leading the Village Network's Mindfulness Meditation Group on Wednesdays for more than two years.