Years Ahead

Book an RACV expert to talk to your community group about keeping older Victorians safe on the road, in the home, and connected with friends and family.

RACV’s free Years Ahead presentations aim to increase awareness of things to consider as we age. They empower older Victorians to be able to continue living rich, fulfilling lives, by providing tips and guidance on safety in the home, getting out and about, and driving with confidence.

What is Years Ahead?

Established in 1997, the Years Ahead program began with Road Safety for Seniors, one of the longest running programs dedicated to enabling older Victorians to remain safe on the road and connected to their community. Since then, RACV’s Years Ahead has grown to include lifestyle awareness programs specially designed for older Victorians.

Every year, 10,000 older Victorians attend a Years Ahead presentation, delivered by experienced RACV presenters free of charge to community groups.

Here are some recent testimonials from previous participants:

“We sincerely thank RACV for the marvellous presentation on Road Safety for Seniors. The members gathered much information which in many cases brought them up to speed on current driver situations. A very well informed documentation." - July 2018

"Excellent and informative. Thank you RACV for giving us the opportunity of having such a wonderful program." - August 2017

"Excellent presentation. Kept our group interested to the end." July 2017

Free education programs for seniors

Road Safety for Seniors

Older drivers have fewer crashes than other age groups. But when they’re involved in a crash, they’re far more likely to sustain a serious injury. Facts such as this lay bare a truth we can’t ignore: driving as you get older is different to when you were younger.

In this presentation you’ll learn about:

  • How health impacts driving. Injury risk, your medications, alcohol and its effects, vision impairments, your reaction time, understanding your vehicle surrounds, and the VicRoads self-assessment guide.
  • Vehicle and road safety tips. What to do if you’re being tailgated, planning your trip, sharing the road, vehicle safety tips, ways to limit driveway incidents.
  • Information about alternatives to driving. Public transport safety, seniors and myki, travel to regional Victoria, walking, pedestrian safety and mobility scooters.
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Personal Safety & Home Safety

In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

  • Personal safety
  • Vehicle safety
  • Home security
  • Home emergencies
  • Falls in the home
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 Healthy Ageing and Staying Connected

In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

  • The ageing population
  • Healthy ageing
  • Keeping active
  • Ageing and getting around
  • Alternative transport
  • Internet use
  • Scams
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Book and organise a Years Ahead presentation

Length of presentation: 45 minutes.

Room set-up requirements: You’ll need a room with power to be able to play the PowerPoint presentation. The presenter needs about 30 minutes to set-up before the start time. They will bring a laptop, a projector, a speaker and some take-home brochures with further information.

Minimum group size: 20 people. If you’re worried you might not have 20 people attending, contact us on (03) 9790 2915.

How to book: Use the online booking form or call (03) 9790 2915.