The Nashville State Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program along with Belmont, Calvary, and West End United Methodist Churches invite you to join us to at the next CarFit event being held on Friday, April 26, 2019, 9am – 12pm, at Calvary United Methodist Church. This event will be held in the parking lot near the gym entrance. Signs will point the way.
At the event, you’ll meet with a trained technician who will work with you to determine how well you “fit” in your car, and make suggestions to address common issues such as:
- A clear line-of-sight over the steering wheel;
- Adequate space between the front air bag/steering wheel and the driver’s breastbone; properly adjusted head restraints;
- Proper positioning on gas and brake pedals;
- Proper seat belt use and fit, and safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots.
CarFit is a safety program that runs vehicle owners and their cars through a 12-point checklist to assess the fit of a driver's car for safety settings. Created through a partnership between AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), CarFit helps promote conversations between older drivers and their families about driving safety and help seniors improve the “fit” of their vehicles.
In addition, a “Gadget Guru Workshop” will be held in which participants will have the opportunity to speak with Occupational Therapy Assistant students about strategies and devices that can help with common home and personal care concerns.
For more information, contact Heather (383-0832 x 27). There will be a sign up sheet in your Sunday school class.