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 this Dec. 5 to 9.  

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, 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:


Monday, Dec. 5                     Albert A. Capellini Community Cultural Center

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.          1974 Commerce Street, Room 113, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Contact: Noreen O’Driscoll    Phone: (914) 962-7447


Tuesday, Dec. 6                     James Harmon Community Center

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.                    44 Main Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

Contact: Anne Russak            Phone: (914) 478-2380 ext. 644


Wednesday, Dec. 7                Joseph G. Caputo Community Center

11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.          95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562

Contact: Debbie Klein |          Phone: (914) 762-1350


Thursday, Dec. 8                   New Rochelle Office of the Aging

1 to 2 p.m.                      94 Davis Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805

Contact: Phillis Maucieri        Phone: (914) 235-2363


Friday, Dec. 9                        Radio station WVOX

1 to 2 p.m.                      Your Community in Action - 1460 AM dial

Contact: Arlene Saliman        Phone: (914) 636-0110 www.wvox.com