ChORUS Blog & News

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Doctors, healthcare professionals, and other professionals working with older adults know the importance of having the conversation around driving and assessing older adults to ensure they’re safer on the road, but that doesn’t make it a

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Improving road safety for older adults begins with a conversation--the key is to have the conversation early before a crisis emerges that may affect one’s ability to drive safely.

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The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions in older adults are falls and motor vehicle crashes. A TBI is an injury that affects how the brain works. 

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January 22 – 28 is National Passenger Safety Week.

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Many individuals experience changes in vision as they age. February is Low Vision Awareness Month and serves as a reminder to address vision changes, especially when it comes to the safety of those behind the wheel.

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Heart health, driving safety, aging, and independence may seem like they’re part of a random word association game, but these concepts are all key to ensuring older adults maintain a healthy aging process.

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When the snow begins to fly, icy and snowy roads are not the only concern. Just getting to the car, the mailbox, or the corner store can be challenging on walkways that may have frozen overnight.

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Think About It 01/02/2024

It’s January and the start of a new year. It’s a good time for new beginnings. It’s also a time when we typically take stock of where we are and what we want in the coming year.

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Winter can be a time filled with family, friends and food. However, winter weather may make it more complicated to get out of the house, especially when you’re the one driving.