The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence has created helpful publications on topics ranging from family conversations about driving safety to home design ideas. Many were developed from research conducted jointly by the Center and the MIT AgeLab.
 

Car Safety Guides

You and Your Car: A Guide to Driving Wellness You and Your Car

A Guide to Driving Wellness

This guidebook describes how drivers can stay safely on the road for a lifetime.
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Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations Your Road Ahead

A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations

This guidebook describes the benefits of having a comprehensive driving evaluation from an occupational therapist with specialized driver evaluation training.

At the Crossroads: Family Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving At the Crossroads

Family Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving

This guidebook helps families determine when it’s time for loved ones with dementia to stop driving and helps them cope with driving cessation.
 
This guidebook is now available in Spanish. En la encrucijada: conversaciones familiares sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer, demencia y conducción de automóviles.
 

At the Crossroads

Support Group Leaders Kit on Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Driving

This kit is a four-session educational workshop for delivery by support group leaders to caregivers on dementia and driving.

We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers We Need to Talk

Family Conversations with Older Drivers

This guidebook gives families easy-to-use, practical information to help them plan ahead and initiate productive and caring conversations with older adults about driving safely.
 
This guidebook is now available in Spanish: Tenemos que hablar: conversaciones familiares con conductores de edad avanzada.
 

Your Road to Confidence: A Widow's Guide to Buying, Selling and Maintaining a Car Your Road to Confidence

A Widow’s Guide to Buying, Selling and Maintaining a Car

This guidebook empowers widows to take control of their driving future and confidently buy, sell and maintain a car.
 

Home Safety Guides

Modern Ideas, Modern Living: Home Design and Planning for the Lifestyle You Want Modern Ideas, Modern Living

Home Design and Planning for the Lifestyle You Want

This guidebook encourages you to think about the next step in your lifestyle and how to ensure that your home will fit you, and provides information to help you think through the options and talk with people who are important to you about these decisions.
 

Simple Solutions: Practical Ideas and Products to Enhance Independent Living Simple Solutions

Practical Ideas and Products to Enhance Independent Living

This guidebook features more than 200 simple design ideas and household products that can make your home more comfortable, convenient and safe.
 

It Could Happen to Me: Family Conversations about Disaster Planning It Could Happen to Me

Family Conversations about Disaster Planning

Natural disasters don't happen every day, but repercussions can be severe. Having a disaster plan can help prevent loss of life and reduce property damage, lessen stress around recovery and rebuilding, and decrease time it takes to get your life back in order.
 

The Calm Before the Storm: Family Conversations About Disaster Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia The Calm Before the Storm

Family Conversations About Disaster Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

This publication helps caregivers better prepare for natural disasters by planning with family, friends and others. It includes worksheets, checklists and helpful resources.
 

Fire Sense: A Smart Way to Prevent, Detect and Escape Home Fires Fire Sense

A Smart Way to Prevent, Detect and Escape Home Fires

Fire safety is not a one-time project. You must continually be on guard against the fire hazards in your home. This valuable booklet can help you and your family prevent, detect and escape home fires.

Helpful articles to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road and at home: