In the latest issue of Partnering Together, our Real Life Experts shared their perspectives across the LifeCourse on accessing a wide variety of supports to help them get around. Below, is an excerpt from the Aging column, written by Jack, a retired professional photographer from the Kansas side.

Aging life stage iconIs it safe for me (and others) to drive?

“Driving has always been very important to me. After retiring from owning my own photography processing business, I drove for Meals on Wheels. I also drove people to doctor and dental appointments for a hospice service. In August of 2014, at 85 years old, I had my left knee replaced. Three days later, I went to rehab and had a heart attack. During that time frame my children and loved ones decided I should sell my car and put the money aside for taxi service, essentially turning in my keys…”

Photo: Jack (center, yellow shirt) poses for a photo with his sons.

Jack,
Overland Park, KS
Jack is a retired professional photographer of over 60 years and a self-proclaimed musicphile.

 

 

Find out how Jack started driving again and check out what the other Real Life Experts had to say in our latest issue at http://mofamilytofamily.org/partnering-together-43/