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February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$20 – $5657
To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and all senior drivers find a better “fit” with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families. CarFit is national program developed by 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.
The Gulfport Senior Center will conduct CarFit check-ups on Saturday, March 16th at 5501 27th Avenue S.
At a CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked:
• Correct position of driver’s seat
• Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals
• Proper adjustment of mirrors
Occupational therapists are on hand also to provide a consultation, if needed, that will teach drivers how to maintain and improve aspects related to their driving health. The therapist can also provide information to participants addressing individual needs, including information about local community resources on exercise, nutrition and other programs to help keep them safe on the road.
Please call (727) 893-5657 to make your 20-minute appointment.