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Release: June 7, 2002

UI Center on Aging to host Web seminar June 27 on older driver wellness

The University of Iowa Center on Aging, in partnership with UI Family Services, will host a Web-enhanced training seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Room 103 in North Hall on the UI campus.

The seminar, "When Driving is a Problem: Talking to Families About Difficult Decisions," was developed by the American Society on Aging, with the National Resource Center on Aging and Injury. Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., gerontology specialist and president of Aging Concerns in West Linn, Ore., will lead the session.

The seminar will look at the dilemmas and decisions families face when concerns arise about an older family member's driving safety. The presenter will discuss suggestions for addressing concerns and approaching the older adult, as well as how providers can support families as they face the issue of older adults and driving.

The seminar is free, but there is an $8 fee for professionals interested in continuing education credits (CEUs). Credit is granted for an hour-for-hour basis. A CEU registration and evaluation packet can be downloaded from the American Society on Aging Web site at www.asaging.org/webseminars/cec.cfm.

Regarding directions and parking, North Hall is located east of the Iowa River on Madison Street (north of the Iowa Memorial Union). Parking is available at the North Campus Ramp (next to North Hall on the south side).

For more information, contact Allison Hart at the UI Center on Aging at (319) 384-4109 or via e-mail at allison-hart@uiowa.edu.