Prepare for your driving retirement

Are you considering giving up driving or face the prospect your driving days are over? There is support to help you plan for your driving retirement.

The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, in partnership with UQ Healthy Living, run a free driving cessation program called CarFreeMe.

The six-week program has been designed to help people plan for eventual driving retirement and is suitable for people still driving, contemplating stopping, or who have recently stopped. CarFreeMe has been designed using evidence-based methods to help older adults and people with health conditions stop driving without limiting their life and freedom.

On completion of the workshop, participants exit with a personalised CarFreeMe Plan, giving them the confidence to take their first steps toward doing what they love, car free.

Other positive outcomes from the program include improved wellbeing, improved ability to negotiate public transportation and, most importantly, improved satisfaction with continuity of life goals and social engagement.

CarFreeMe is facilitated by a qualified/registered occupational therapist and supported by occupational therapy students studying at The University of Queensland.

A new program will commence in the second half of this year although a date is yet to be confirmed. Each of the six two-hour sessions will be at UQ Healthy Living in Toowong.

If you are interested, please contact UQ Healthy Living on 3443 2586 or email




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