NEW safety PROGRAM FOR MOTORISTS CHECKS HOW WELL A DRIVER AND THEIR PERSONAL VEHICLE WORK TOGETHER
WHAT: Come witness the launch of this first-of-its-kind program that could make a lifesaving difference to both older drivers and their loved ones. Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CarFit is the first program to offer older adults the opportunity to check how their personal cars “fit” them.
Trained professionals will lead older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommend car adjustments and adaptations and offer community specific resources and activities that could make their cars “fit” better or enhance their safety. An occupational therapist also will be on hand to provide information to older drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Hilary Douglas to book your time at 727-528-5959 .
Reporters will be able to interview mobility experts, older drivers, and shoot footage of this event.
WHY: People over 65 are the fastest-growing population in the United States. By 2030, one in five drivers will be age 65 or older, which means there will be more than 30 million older drivers on our roads. Because of their fragility, seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile of everyone except teenagers.
WHO: Car Fit and Northside Hospital
WHEN: Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Northside Hospital Medical Office Plaza – 6006 49th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33709