As we get older, it's important to be aware of and prepare for how aging impacts a central part of many of our lives: driving. Occupational Therapist and Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Staci Frazier will discuss characteristics of the aging process and age related changes that can affect driving as well as ways to increase older driver safety. The presentation will review the reasons someone is referred to a driver rehabilitation program, how to prepare to discuss concerns related to a loved one’s driving, as well as resources to keep driving longer and for after you retire from driving.
Staci Frazier OTR/L, CDI, CDRS is an Occupational Therapist that has worked in a variety of treatment settings. In 1999, Staci became a NH Certified Driving Instructor. In 2000, she became a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. Since that time she has worked full time in the driver rehabilitation industry.
Staci was one of the original founders of DriveAbility and was instrumental in its original design and success. DriveAbility is a hospital based comprehensive driver rehabilitation program. Staci does driving evaluations and training with new drivers, senior drivers, low tech and high tech drivers. In addition to her years as an occupational therapist specializing in driver rehabilitation, Staci spent two years working as the director of training for a mobility equipment dealer.
Staci has been an active member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) at both the chapter and national level. She has served ADED on multiple committees, as the Northeast chapter secretary, publications chairperson, NewsBrake editor, president and secretary. She is part of the ADED speaker's bureau and is an ADED ambassador. In 2021, Staci had the great honor of being awarded ADED’s Achievement Award. This is a competitive award presented to an individual member of ADED who makes outstanding contributions in the field of driver evaluation and/or education.
This program is part of the 2023 Lunch & Learn series that features guest experts who provide critical information to seniors wanting to better plan and advocate for themselves as they grow older. Lunch & Learn programs occur on the third Tuesday of each month. Recordings of past Lunch & Learn presentations can be found in the Lunch & Learn Archive under the Events tab.
The 2023 Lunch & Learn Series is sponsored by: