November 28, 2018 -- Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced that “Keys to Safe Driving” – a  series of five free programs sponsored by the County’s  Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) – will take place during Older Driver Safety Week from December 3-7, 2018. 

The programs are presented by DSPS’ Older Driver Coalition and will offer tools, tips and techniques that older drivers can use to be on the road as safely as possible for as long as possible. The programs will also explore when it is time to stop driving, and what alternative transportation services are available when seniors decide to relinquish their keys.

Each session will cover similar material, so find the location that’s nearest you and stop by. Registration is suggested but walk-ins are welcome.

SMART Commute staff from Westchester County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will be at each session to help seniors interested in signing up for the MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard. For more information about the Older Driver Coalition and the help it offers year-round to seniors and their families, contact Beverly Carter, DSPS’ liaison to the coalition, at or (914) 813-6188. 

The dates, times and locations for the programs are as follows:


Monday, Dec. 3                    

Yorktown Senior Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Noreen O’Driscall, Director, (914) 962-7447


Tuesday, Dec. 4                    

Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center, 94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Phyllis Maucieri, Director (914) 235-2365


Wednesday, Dec. 5               

Port Chester Senior Community Center, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Carol Neilsen, Director (914) 939-4975


Thursday, Dec. 6                  

Memorial United Methodist Church Chapel, 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains

12 – 1 p.m.

Scott Havelka, Director, (914) 948-2932, xt.12


Friday, Dec. 7                       

Heritage Hills Activity Center, 8 Heritage Hills Dr., Somers

1 – 2 p.m.

Andrew Kaplan, Activities Director (914) 276-2636