“Ways to Legally Get Your Elderly Parent’s Keys,” “How to Talk to Elderly Adults About Giving up the Keys,” “Seniors behind the wheel: Few kids have the talk” – the web is littered with stories and how-tos about grown kids having “the talk” with their parents.
This video tells the story of Evelyn, a 98-year-old retirement community resident who took back her car keys. When management at the community cut bus service, Evelyn’s neighbor was stuck: she needed transportation to buy her weekly groceries, and without the bus, she feared she would have to move out.
“I’d lost my driver’s license because somebody thought I was too old,” Evelyn says. “I was heartbroken. It made me feel old. It made me feel useless.”
So Evelyn went to get her driver’s license back. She took her test, passed and now accompanies her friend to the grocery store every week. “I’m here on the earth. If I can contribute, I should. Shouldn’t we all?”
“My daughter says, Mother, you shouldn’t do this, you shouldn’t do that. I say, ‘Well, OK.’ And I do what I please.”
Among the comments under this video on YouTube are several from viewers who believe no 96-year-old should be allowed on the road. What do you think? Share your comments by scrolling down or on YouTube.