Thursday, September 24, 2015
CarFit Event for Senior Drivers
Holy Family Memorial is hosting a free safety program designed to help older drivers and their families. CarFit is a national program developed by the AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together.
At the CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked includes correct position of driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach pedals and proper adjustment of mirrors.
Occupational therapists will be on hand to educate drivers how to maintain and improve aspects related to their driving health.
The free CarFit event will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, 2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call (920) 320-2250.