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Driving Decisions

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Registration: $45 includes certificate of attendance
General Public: FREE
Registration Includes: Refreshments and Training Materials


It’s a fact that people get older every day. With increasing age comes changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. One of the more difficult issues facing older adults, their families, friends, and health care providers is how to accurately identify when driving is unsafe, and what to do about it.
Program Goal

Driving Decisions will help health care providers, family caregivers, and the general community to better understand the many issues facing older drivers, strategies to assess for driving competence, legal considerations, and referral options to driving evaluation programs.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the program, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize factors that lead to collisions
  • Summarize issues faced when interacting with an older driver who may be at-risk
  • Describe the Massachusetts’ reporting procedures
  • Describe the Safe Driver Law as it pertains to policies for older drivers
  • Describe the disability placard application process
  • Summarize the components of a driving evaluation

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Caregivers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Substance Abuse Counselors


Nursing: Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Social Worker: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at berkshireahec.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2 Category 1 continuing education hours. MaMHCA Authorization 19-0597.
Substance Abuse Counselors: This program has been approved for 2 continuing education contact hours for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Assistants by the Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit.
Nursing Home Administrators: Application for nursing home administrator continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at berkshireahec.org for the status of NHA CE accreditation.

Successful Completion Requirements for Continuing Education Credits

Participants must sign-in and out, attend the entire program, and complete a program evaluation to receive continuing education credits. Certificates will be distributed to participants at the end of the program.

Special Requests

If you are hearing impaired, or are a person who is differently abled who requires accommodations, please contact Berkshire AHEC 15 days prior to the training.


A refund minus a $15 processing charge is only available up until two weeks prior to a conference.


Berkshire AHEC reserves the right to cancel a program due to low registration, speaker cancellation, or other uncontrollable circumstances. Notice of cancellation will be provided to registrants by phone, email, and on the berkshireahec.org website. Refunds will be issued within 14 days of a canceled program.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Berkshire AHEC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually and jointly sponsored programs. All planners and faculty participating in Berkshire AHEC programs are expected to disclose any conflicts of interest that they or their spouse/partner may have that has a direct bearing on the content of the continuing education program.

Grievance Procedure

It is the policy of Berkshire AHEC to provide a complaint resolution procedure that is timely and responsive to consumers of our services. Individuals wishing to register a grievance should contact the Executive Director of Berkshire AHEC at (413) 236-4500.


June 12
9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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