Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration is collaborating with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to provide this workshop.
Regional Workshop for Social Workers – When Older Clients Are Still Driving: The Impact of Aging, the Transition from Driving and Transportation Alternatives
Registration NOW Open – below
Date & Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Executive Office Building (EOB), Lower Level Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Enrollment Deadline: November 30, 2017
According to the Montgomery County’s 2015 Age Friendly Community Survey, 88 percent of adults 55 and older get where they need to go by driving themselves in a car. Being able to connect to employment, recreation, medical appointments, and other functions is vital for all County residents. However, aging typically brings changes to cognitive and physical functioning, which can make safe driving difficult. Social workers need to be aware of resources available to support safe driving, assist in transitioning from driving, and finding safe, accessible, and affordable transportation alternatives. Information will be presented through PowerPoint, discussion and Q&A.
Social workers, case workers and program administrators who might come into contact with someone struggling with issues related to older driver safety and transitioning from driving.
- Recognize the significance of mobility and the need to consider fitness to drive as part of programs involving older clients.
- Recognize the unique challenges and risks faced by older drivers.
- Identify resources that help seniors adapt to health conditions and meet their mobility needs.
- Describe the purpose and process of MVA’s medical review to evaluate drivers’ functional ability to drive safely.
- Discuss the role of professionals in assessing and referring medically at-risk drivers.
- Explain the psychological factors at play in driver retirement.
- Identify local alternatives to driving, both public and private, and sources of information about alternatives.
Continuing Education Credit -- Credit Hours: 3.0
- Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (MBSWE) – Category 1
- National Board of Certificate Counselors (NBCC) – None
- Shawn Brennan, MSW, Mobility Manager, Aging and Disability Services, DHHS
- Nanette Schieke, Chief Driver Safety, Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration
Policies for Continuing Education Credits
The Montgomery County Government Office of Human Resources (OHR) is approved and authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide Continuing Education Credits, and maintains responsibility for this program. OHR is in voluntary compliance with the continuing education standards set by the National Association of Social Workers.
Attendance Policy: To be eligible for continuing education credits, participants are expected to be on time and attend the entire session.
ADA Reasonable Accommodations
If you need sign language interpreters or other reasonable accommodations to participate in any training opportunity provided by the Office of Human Resources, please call 240-777-5116 with as much advance notice as possible (preferably at least three (3) business days before the class begins). Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs.
Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) Contact Information
Michaela Johnson, CCL Program Manager