Getting older means losing our waistlines, our hair or maybe even our hearing. But what happens if you lose your wheels? That is why the upcoming lecture hosted by Brenau University`s School of Occupational Therapy will address the issue of older Americans´ maintaining independent life styles with their automobiles and the related problems of driving among older Americans. Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a world-renown expert researcher on screening, evaluation and intervention for senior drivers and drivers with brain disorders, appears at a free forum open to the public on Friday, March 23, at Whalen Auditorium, Brenau`s East Campus in Gainesville. Her presentation, titled “Driving: Integrating Science, Evidence and Practice,” will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Classen`s lecture is the fifth in the annual Occupational Science Scholar presentation series, which brings national scholars to North Georgia to highlight the research done in the field of occupational science. In addition to her lecture, Classen will spend time with students in several informal scholarly discussions, and she will spend an afternoon with occupational therapy faculty members discussing research directions in the school. Classen, an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the director of the University of Florida`s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation, also holds the Extraordinary Professor position at the University of Stelienbosch in South Africa.
For more information, contact the Brenau University school of Occupational Therapy at 678-707-5000.
Friday, March 16, 2012