Free CarFit check-ups to help improve comfort and safety fit for senior drivers
Contact: Crossing Rivers Communications
“As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength,
Crossing Rivers Health will conduct free CarFit check-ups in Prairie du Chien on Friday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the North Parking Lot at Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center. Appointments may be scheduled by calling Occupational Therapy at 608-357-2216. Each appointment will take approximately 20 minutes.
“CarFit provides older adults with the tools to understand and apply the safety features of their car,” said Christine Krueger, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Chair, Western Technical College, LaCrosse, WI. “At a CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a checklist with each driver including the correct position of the driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach the pedals, and the proper adjustment of mirrors.”
Occupational therapists are also on hand to provide a
“It is critically important that mature drivers make safety a personal priority,” added Christine Krueger. “Driving today is more difficult than ever because of increased traffic congestion, longer commute distances, new technology and faster speeds. Older drivers can take important measures to mitigate the stress associated with driving.”
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be