Older Driver Safety WeekOct. 25, 2016 -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that a series of five “Keys to Safe Driving” programs will take place throughout Westchester during Older Driver Safety Week from Dec. 5-9, 2016.

“Older drivers should do whatever they can to protect themselves and other motorists on the roads,” Astorino said. “I encourage all seniors and their families to take part in this important program.”

The programs are presented by the Department of Senior Programs and Services' 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.

Lawrence Cunningham from Westchester County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation will be at each session to help seniors sign up for the MTA Reduced Fare MetroCard.

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

For more information about the Older Driver Coalition and the help it offers year-round to seniors and their families, contact Beverly Carter by e-mail at or by phone at (914) 813-6188.

The dates, locations and contacts for the programs are:

Monday, Dec. 5
Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining
11 a.m. – noon
Kathy Asaro, director, (914) 762-1350

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Peekskill Senior Center, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
11 a.m. – noon
Terry Dean, community outreach, (914) 734-4250 ext. 5

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Town of Mamaroneck Senior Center, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Maria Gallagher, director, (914) 381-7819 or 914-834-8840

Thursday, Dec. 8
Macedonia Towers, 150 South Fifth Ave., Mt. Vernon
11 a.m. - noon
Ronnie Cox, director, (914) 699-0296

Friday, Dec. 9
Yorktown Senior Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown
11 a.m. – noon
Noreen O’Driscall, director, (914) 962-7447