September 16, 2010

If you're in the Chicago area...

Check out this event!  We have more and more senior citizens out there on the road who should not be driving and as family members and friends of those seniors, we need to talk with them and let them know about our concerns to keep them safe on the roadways.  If you can't make it, you can take the pledge here to have conversations with your elderly loved ones about the perils of driving and how they can take steps to be safer.

Launch of nationwide effort to get families to “pledge” to talk to parents about senior driving safety

WHAT:  Liberty Mutual Insurance, the eighth-largest car and home insurer in the U.S., will kick off its “National Conversation Drive” at a day-long event at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Members of the public will don movement-restricting “senior simulator suits” and wear special vision-impairing glasses to help simulate the effects of aging on driving ability; participants in the experience will also be asked to complete an online pledge to have conversations with their elderly parents and family members about senior driving safety, as well as transportation alternatives for seniors.

Also on hand will be representatives from ITNAmerica and ITNChicago, Liberty Mutual’s partners in providing safe, alternative transportation to seniors; and the Macklin Intergenerational Institute, which consulted with Liberty Mutual and specializes in intergenerational awareness and acceptance.

WHO: Driving safety experts and executives from Liberty Mutual, Representatives from ITNAmerica and ITNChicago and Representatives from the Macklin Intergenerational Institute

WHEN: TUESDAY, September 21, 2010 from 9am to 5pm

WHERE: Millennium Park, CHICAGO
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