Seniors and Driving

We know Seniors and Driving is a hot topic in most families, but did you know cities, police, and our doctors worry about this issue too? Today our expert panel addresses common concerns, tips, and resources to help you address driving in a respectful and proactive way. Find more information on our panel and resource in the links below.

Panel of Experts:

Cheryl Salo is passionate about helping mature drivers be safer on the roads. She has been an instructor with AARP Driver Safety for 10 years and is the Minnesota State Coordinator for the program. An important part of the curriculum is the unit on “What the Road Ahead Looks Like” with a discussion on alternate travel options.

Cheryl facilitates free in-person “We Need To Talk” seminars, for those dealing with the difficult discussion of a loved one’s diminishing driving ability.

Mike Jaafar has nearly 30 years in Law Enforcement and serves as the Undersheriff of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Jaafar is a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Eastern Michigan Police Staff and Command Center for Regional and National Security.
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Michael Ellenbogen has been living with a form of dementia since the age of 49. He is a world-renowned International Dementia Advocate & Connecter, who has been featured in nationally syndicated TV, radio, and other media outlets.

Michael served on many national and international committees and has even represented the U.S./World for people living with dementia at the World Health Organization in Geneva.

Ronald J. Devers is Director of Agency Operations for PSI Insurance Agency located in Lansing Michigan. He began his insurance career in 1989. He developed his expertise by working for several companies and found his true calling for insurance and education. Ron has received numerous designations in his field and held multiple board roles.

Ann Forrest Clark has worked in the field of driver rehabilitation for over 40 years. She provides clinical evaluations through St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth, MN, and is the owner of Safer Driver, LLC driving school. She enjoys helping people continue to drive safely through training in the use of adaptive equipment. She also supports people when driving retirement is indicated.

Dr. Brittany Lamb is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, dementia family educator and advocate. Outside of the ER, Dr. Lamb supports and educates dementia family caregivers, on the importance of, and how to, plan for future medical decisions. Her goal is to deliver the information needed to make informed decisions into the hands of family caregivers through social media, a blog, and an online self-paced program.

Email Lance A. Slatton and Lori La Bey with Conscious Caregiving with L & L through their website