CarFit class offered March 30 at Davie Senior Services
MOCKSVILLE ó Do you know the minimum distance you should have between your chest and the steering wheel of your car?
Do you know the best way to adjust your mirrors to reduce your blind spots?
Do you know how to adjust the driver’s seat in your car?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then CarFit is the program for you. Trained volunteers take a CarFit participant through a 12 point checklist designed to help drivers age 50 and older find their best fit in their vehicle.
A best fit includes making sure mirrors are adjusted properly to reduce blind spots, adjusting the headrest to reduce injuries in case of a crash, adjusting the seat properly and much more. An occupational therapy practitioner also reviews the checklist with the driver and may make recommendations.
The whole process takes about 20 minutes. Drivers leave the event with a copy of their checklist and a list of community resources to help them continue driving safely as long as possible.
This program is being offered at Davie County Senior Services free of charge on Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment only.
Call senior services for an appointment or for more information at 336-753-6230.
CarFit is a community-based education program created by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AARP, American Automobile Association (AAA) and Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).