carfitHow well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel.  CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, also provides information and materials on resources that could enhance your driving safety and increase mobility.

AARP Nevada and Touro University Nevada’s School of Occupational Therapy are bringing CarFit to you – offering free, drive-up “check-ups” On Tuesday, October 7 from 2:00-6:00 PM in the Sunset Station parking lot (1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson – enter from Sunset & Galleria Mall).

There’s no appointment necessary – just drive-up at your convenience and a trained CarFit technician will ask you several simple questions and complete a 12-point checklist.  You’ll be on the road to safer driving in minutes!  Register here to receive a reminder by email the week of the event

Physical changes, such as arthritis and decreased range of motion, can make vehicle safety especially challenging for older drivers. That’s why CarFit is committed to educating older drivers on how they can adjust and interact with their vehicles in ways that optimize both comfort and safety.

For more information about CarFit, visit www.car-fit.org

 

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