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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Senior Safety Expo Coming To The Dover DMV October 8

Expo Will Highlight Health and Safety Programs for Seniors
Dover -- There is a lot of information available to seniors that deals with topics ranging from health to safety, but it can sometimes be difficult to find. To help wade through these issues, the Delaware Senior Driver Task Force is sponsoring a Senior Safety Expo to provide seniors and their families with a one-stop shop for information and services from a variety of vendors. The expo will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Dover DMV facility at 303 Transportation Circle, Dover. This event is also sponsored by the Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The Senior Driver Task Force was established on March 30, 2010, with the intention of providing senior drivers with the information that they need to remain safe and mobile. The Task Force is made up of members from both public and private organizations, such as the DMV, DelDOT, the Department of Health and Social Services, the State Office of Highway Safety, the Department of Insurance, the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, the AARP Driver Safety Program, the Institute of Public Administration - University of Delaware, AAA Mid-Atlantic, the Delaware Aging Network, the Delaware Transit Corporation, Ride Share of Delaware, the Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Sussex County Mobility Consortium.

"This expo is a wonderful opportunity for the members of the Senior Driver Task Force to highlight the wide variety of information, safety and health screenings, transit options, and DMV services that are available from them and their partners for seniors and their families," said DMV Director Jennifer Cohan. "This event is a continuation of the task forces efforts aimed at keeping seniors safe, independent, and mobile."

The Senior Driver Task Force has partnered with several organizations to bring valuable events and information to the event, including Beebe Medical Center, the Delaware Aging Network, and the Delaware Safety Council. The AARP CarFit program will also be at the expo offering a team of trained technicians working with each participant to ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety.

DMV services available to seniors during the expo include vehicle inspection, registration, driver license, handicap placards, and self assessments, which help promote safer driving by comparing current driving abilities with the requirements for safe driving. Even if your vehicle is not due for inspection, come by and get a free safety and emissions check.

For more information about these events or to call ahead to make your CarFit appointment, please call 302-744-2562 or visit the Senior Driver Web site at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lmao! how about a drivers program for all delaware drivers. They have got to be the worst in the nation!