Senior Health Series Event July 14: Staying Safe on the Road

Published June 10, 2016

Are you looking for ways to make your driving safer? Do you want to learn how to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones on the road? Burke’s goal is to keep its community safe while maximizing an individual’s independence—and you’re part of that community.

Join us on July 14 for a discussion on what you can do to make sure your safety and the safety of others is at the forefront when venturing out behind the wheel.

This lecture is the next installment of our Senior Health Series, a series of bi-monthly breakfast sessions for seniors in the community that feature topics including fall prevention, how to make your home safer, diet and exercise and more. 

In this discussion, Andrea Sullivan, OT/L, Supervisor, Outpatient Occupational Therapy, who runs Burke's Driver Evaluation Program, will review some tips and tricks you can incorporate when driving, as well as talk about options when driving is no longer possible.

This event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the Q&A to follow the presentation. A light breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided. The event will take place in the Rosedale Room on the second floor of Burke’s Billings building (Building #4) on its main campus in White Plains.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the lecture begins at 9 a.m. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling Julia at (914) 597-2848 or e-mailing

Want to learn more about Burke’s Driver Evaluation program? The program is for individuals with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities, including age-related deficits, who would like to start or resume driving. In the program, a licensed occupational therapist administers tests that measure necessary driving skills to determine if someone can drive safely. We currently offer this evaluation at our main campus as well as our Somers Satellite clinic. For details and questions regarding scheduling, please call our Driver Evaluation Information line at (914) 597-2187.

The program was featured on WPIX 11 news, and you can watch the video here.

Stay up-to-date on all the events happening at Burke, including upcoming lectures in the Senior Health Series, by accessing Burke’s community calendar on our website. 

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