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CarFit - Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Perfect Fit
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ever get that horrible feeling down deep in the pit of your stomach from almost running into the car driving beside you, in your blind spot? Well, join us on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 10 am until 2 pm to learn how to reduce those blind spots?

With the goal of keeping seniors safe on the roads, driving experts will hold a safety program designed to help seniors find out how the “fit” of their personal vehicle affects their driving. Older adult drivers are invited to the Heron’s Glenn, 2250 Avendia Del Vera, North Fort Myers, Florida to take part in CarFit, an innovative national program designed to give a quick comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. The event also provides motorists with community traffic safety resources intended to keep everyone driving safely longer.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, FGCU, Abby Services Inc and Martel Insurance, Inc. and many volunteers will conduct CarFit check-ups in Heron’s Glenn, Thursday, January 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. The CarFit program was created by the San Francisco-based American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

CarFit provides older adults with the tools to understand and apply the safety features of their vehicles,” says, Community Relations Manager of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. “From start to finish the entire check-up takes less than 30 minutes and is well worth your time,” says Payne.

Payne invites everyone to make plans to come out between 10 am to 2 pm on January 31st at Heron’s Glenn. No appointment is required, but if you’d like to reserve a time please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations today at 239-477-1400.