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WASHINGTON, D.C. , May 5, 2010

Event offers ‘Sandwich Boomers’ and their parents valuable tools to better cope with senior driver safety challenges

Troy GreenAAA brings its first national Senior Driver Expo to San Francisco to help Bay Area seniors and their ‘sandwich boomer’ children deal with senior safety and mobility challenges. Produced in conjunction with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, the expo will be held at the Presidio Officers’ Club on May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Similar to popular community health-fairs, the AAA Senior Driver Expo will offer a hands-on opportunity to sample AAA’s suite of research-based senior driver resources. Attendees will have access to tools that can help assess and improve driving skills, reduce driving risks and foster dialogue between adult children and their senior parents about driving issues.

“Our research shows that nearly one-in-three Americans don’t know where to turn for information on senior driver issues,” said AAA Vice President of Public Affairs Kathleen Marvaso. “AAA’s Senior Driver Expo will help families learn how to prepare for and address the challenges senior drivers and their families face as a result of the natural, inevitable consequences of aging.”

Families can take a test drive of several AAA senior driver safety tools and products including:

  • CarFit – A community-based program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them for maximum comfort and safety.
  • Smart Features for Mature Drivers –A guide that identifies vehicle features that can assist drivers with the visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered as they age.

As part of a comprehensive national strategy to help families cope with senior driver mobility issues, AAA will also take the Expo to Long Island, Los Angeles, Tampa and Phoenix in 2010. For more information on locations and details, visit AAASeniors.com.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

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