Maryland Older Driver Safety Symposium - Social Workers

​When Older Clients Are Still Driving

The Impact of Aging, the Transition from Driving and Transportation Alternatives 

According to the County’s 2015 Age Friendly Community Survey, 88 percent of residents 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. DHHS staff and partners need to be aware of resources available to support driving safely as long as possible, assist in transitioning from driving, and find safe, accessible, and affordable transportation alternatives. 
 
Date, Time, Location
December 4, 2018; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; UpCounty Regional Services Center, Suite 1100- Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Target Audience
Social workers, case workers and program administrators who might come into contact with aging and medically at-risk drivers and issues related to transitioning from driving. 
 
Objectives
  • 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

Instructors
  • Nanette Schieke, Chief, Driver Safety, Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Shawn Brennan, MSW, Mobility Manager, Aging and Disability Services, DHHS 
 
Enrollment 
Deadline: November 28, 2018 
  • MCG employees, contractors, volunteers and interns with an MCG Network Login: AccessMCG ePortal
  • MCG community partners and others who have a log-in to the AccessMCG Extranet: AccessMCG Extranet Portal
  • Other Agency Professionals
 
Policies
Continuing Education Credits
 
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (MBSWE) 
The Montgomery County Government Office of Human Resources (OHR) is approved and authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (MBSWE) to provide continuing education credits and maintains responsibility for this program. OHR adheres to the continuing education standards of the National Association of Social Workers.
 
 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 
The Montgomery County Government Office of Human Resources (OHR) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6080). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. OHR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
 
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
Laura Chapman, Human Resources Specialist
240-777-5063

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