Posts Tagged ‘ elderly drivers safety ’

Time for the Swan Song?

Jul 9th, 2015 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the experiences of aging that creates emotional distress for senior citizens is figuring out when to stop a life-long activity or behavior. Driving, climbing ladders, walking without assistance, cooking, cleaning, living alone… are all common issues seniors have to make decisions about.

In addition to those, there are some that are specific to lifestyle and earlier career choices. I remember the evening Jerry came home from performing a wedding service saying that was his “Swan Song”. When I asked him about it, he reminded me when Frank Sinatra gave his last performance, many critics said he needed to give it up. He just couldn’t sing and perform well anymore. Jerry reported he learned that about himself that evening.



Testing Elderly Drivers: A Thorny Issue

Nov 3rd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

We all come across amazing people in our lives, and amazing senior citizens are no exception. An amazing 95 year old and his daughters recently had an experience we want to tell you about. Bob (not his real name) has insisted on continuing to drive around his surburban community, and he has insisted on keeping [...]