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I-MAP Co-Investigator Meets with David Lydon from Flagler County Radio Show To Discuss VA Funded Driving Workshop

Published: Mar 12th, 2021

Dr. Prerna Poojary, an I-MAP co-investigator, provided a talk at the Flaglerbroadcasting radio show to discuss the VA funded driving workshop.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen in UF's full-cab driving simulator.

Mobility as a Human Right

Published: Dec 17th, 2020

Older adults will tell you that losing their driving license is like getting a death sentence. In her unstoppable journey to empower seniors, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, is getting older adults comfortable with autonomous vehicle technology as well as conducting research to develop autonomous transit resources to promote their independence and safety.

UF SmartDrive program helps at-risk motorists improve driving skills

Published: Jul 31st, 2018

Gainesville, Fla. — A new program called Smart Drive is giving senior citizens a chance to improve their skills behind the wheel.


New service at UF Health helps at-risk motorists assess, improve their driving skills

Published: Jul 24th, 2018

In the state of Florida, nearly 20 percent of the population is age 65 or older. For many, progression in age can mean regression in driving ability. But a new service offered by the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of occupational therapy aims to give seniors and others a chance to improve their skills behind the wheel.

UF Health News

UF launches SmartDrive Driver Rehabilitation service

Published: Jul 12th, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida has launched a service that will help drivers with medical conditions stay safe.


SmartDrive program gets into gear

Published: Jul 12th, 2018

New UF program can provide assessments, rehabilitation plans for older drivers and those with medical conditions that could affect the ability to drive.

Online Service Helps Floridians Find Transportation Options

Published: Mar 27th, 2018

Older adults in Florida who no longer can drive themselves have a new option when it comes to finding ways to get around.

WUSF News – University of South Florida

Reliable transportation designed for Florida senior citizens

Published: Mar 27th, 2018

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – The University of Florida is teaming up with state transportation officials to help senior citizens get around more easily.

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University of Florida and FDOT partner up to help find rides for homebound senior citizens

Published: Mar 27th, 2018

The University of Florida is teaming up with the Florida Department of Transportation in order to provide rides to all 67 counties for seniors.


FDOT/UF I-MAP help seniors through FindaRideFlorida

Published: Mar 27th, 2018 provides an alphabetical listing of service providers based on specific information entered, such as where you are traveling to or from or the purpose of the trip. Results can be narrowed by type of route, schedule or time of day.