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Thursday, September 21, 2006

How old is too old to drive?

WATERTOWN

When should an elderly person stop driving?

That's the question on the minds of many adults whose aging parents continue driving despite slowing reflexes, decreased vision, and maybe even the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's.

Springwell, a nonprofit elder care agency based in Watertown, wants to help start a conversation between the generations.

They're hosting a free informational discussion on Monday about how to recognize when aging-related health conditions make driving hazardous, and how to talk to a loved one about putting away the car keys for good.

A panel, moderated by local radio host Margery Eagan, will include local experts on senior driving and a representative from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Call Springwell at 617-926-4100 to reserve a seat.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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