Join Dr. Kayla Riegel from Alvernia University as she shares important information regarding car safety as part of the CarFit program. This presentation is sponsored by AAA Reading-Berks.
CarFit is coming to Berks County to offer area senior drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. Developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) partnership, CarFit’s trained professionals take older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommending minor adjustments that help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety. An occupational therapist is also on hand to provide information to seniors on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.
By 2030, there will be an estimated 58.9 million people age 65 and older -that’s 1 in 5 people. They’re expected to represent 1 in 4 licensed drivers at that time. Personal mobility is critical for healthy aging, but as our bodies change as we age, ill-fitting vehicles can make it uncomfortable and unsafe to drive. Additionally, due to fragility, older drivers have the highest crash death rate per mile of everyone except teenagers. CarFit is a tool that can work to help keep seniors safer behind the wheel.
Note: A special CarFit event will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the AAA Reading-Berks facility in Wyomissing. You can register for the November event during the Senior Expo or call (610) 568-1498 to schedule an appointment.
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