About This Blog
About the "For a Lifetime" Blog
Today we can expect to live longer than our parents and grandparents. That potential brings a different outlook - with a longer life expectancy there's a lot more life ahead and a determination to live it fully. That includes making sure we have the best fit between our homes and our lifestyles and that we're safe on the road. For A Lifetime has the information you need to stay safe on the road and at home and to get where you want to go in life.
Did you know there are many smart design changes you can make to your home to make it more comfortable, convenient and safe? Many of these you can do yourself. There are also many things we can all do-at any age-to keep ourselves safer on the road for a lifetime. Often the perception of older drivers is negative and focused on discouraging them from driving. We have a different philosophy. Safe driving is about skills, knowledge and ability rather than age.
For A Lifetime is a blog from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. Staffed by gerontologists, our center has conducted extensive research on driving, housing, and aging. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you and hearing your feedback.
About The Blogger
My name is Beth Tracton-Bishop and I'm the writer behind the For A Lifetime blog. I'm a gerontologist with The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and an expert on aging, housing, and driver safety. Throughout my career, from being a college professor to becoming a gerontologist, I have focused on understanding how throughout our lives we stay connected to each other and create a sense of community. Driving, as well as how and where we live, are vital parts of doing just that. Over the years I have learned a lot about how we can all stay safe on the road and at home. In each blog post, I'll share with you the latest research, fun facts and ways to make your experience behind the wheel and at home better For A Lifetime.
Come back soon! You'll be glad you did!
The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence
The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence creates innovative business solutions for the mature market. Staffed by gerontologists, the center is uniquely positioned to apply knowledge of aging to develop one-of-a-kind products and services for The Hartford’s customers, and specialized training for The Hartford’s employees. The center conducts original research in partnership with academic institutions and produces public education programs on safety, mobility and independence. The Hartford has had this in-house expertise since 1984, guiding The Hartford to unparalleled success in understanding and serving the mature market.
Visit our website at www.thehartford.com/lifetime.