Waveny to Host CarFIT Driver Safety Program

Waveny is pleased to host CarFIT, a free, interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Many driver safety programs improve adult driver safety by addressing cognitive abilities and skills, however, older drivers can also improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them.

A team of trained CarFIT technicians will be at The Inn, Waveny’s independent living community at 73 Oenoke Ridge, to work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFIT check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

CarFIT was created in 2006 in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others!

For more information or to pre-book a time slot, please email events@waveny.org. This event is free and open to the public.