Programs for Older Adults

Older American Safety Programs  

According to the US Census Bureau, older Americans are the fastest growing group in the US population.  Older Americans most often are the ones to suffer severe life changing injuries or fatalities when involved in motor vehicle crashes either as pedestrians or as drivers/passengers. 

Avenues in Motion in association with other national, state and local partners offer a series of traffic safety presentations and programs to help keep older drivers and pedestrians safe. These programs can be given in person at local community centers, churches or senior citizen clubs or virtually on Zoom.  

We offer presentations which are 30-45 minutes long followed by a question and answer session. There is no cost for participation or for program materials.  To schedule, contact Denis Kelleher here.

Driving Safety Presentations 

How to Keep Driving Longer and Safely  

As a senior citizen, you want to remain independent for as long as possible.  For most, that means continuing to drive. 

This compelling presentation gives you practical tips to keep driving safely and longer.  Learn about driving options to try now.  

What’s Changed Since I Started Driving?     

Do you know the latest New Jersey driving laws? New Jersey has adopted a number of driving laws that didn’t exist when you got your license 50 years ago.   

Learn what’s new and keep driving safely by staying up to date with New Jersey Driving Laws.   

Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Drivers

This presentation discussions pedestrian safety from the driver’s point of view. We review responsibilities that drivers have when pedestrians are present under new state laws.  

Pedestrian Safety Presentations 

Be Safe. Be Seen. Be Aware. 

Being a pedestrian in today’s distracted world requires everyone, especially older adults, to be alert, aware and easily visible by motorists.  

This informative program shares potentially life-saving tips to stay safe wherever you walk year round. 

Walking and Driving Safely in a Winter Wonderland 

Snow and ice challenge our ability to walk and drive safely during the winter.  Learn how to navigate winter conditions confidently and safely. 

Do You Walk Safely in a Distracted World?  

We know how to walk, but do we walk safely? Walking more and safely can help older adults remain independent, mobile and enhance their well-being.  

Driving Safety Programs with Partner Organization

Car-Fit  

Car-Fit is a hands on program which was created by AAA, AARP and The American Occupational Therapy Association to help older driver learn how to make adjustments to the vehicle to make it safer. Avenue in Motions has trained technicians and an event coordinator who are available to help plan and conduct events. The program takes about 20 minutes per vehicle and is free of charge. 

Smart Driver Class 

AARP offer a six hour driver improvement class for older drivers to update their skills. Avenues in Motion has a staff member that is available and trained to conduct these classes.