Saturday, October 12th
The San Juan College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program will host an event featuring the guidelines of CarFit, a nation-wide, educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This FREE event will be on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the School of Health Sciences and directly in front of the SJC Bookstore (Parking Lot C) on the San Juan College Farmington Campus (4601 College Boulevard). Drive-ins are welcome at the event but participants can call 505-566-3849 to reserve an appointment.
CarFit is a program designed to help 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.
OTA faculty and students, who are trained technicians, will lead participants through a 20-minute, 12-point checklist with your vehicle and recommend vehicle adjustments and adaptations that could make your vehicle “fit” better and enhance your safety. Information on local resources will be provided. An occupational therapist will also be on site to provide information on adapting your vehicle to your driving profile. While the event has been traditionally aimed at older drivers, any one is welcome to the event.
CarFit offers drivers the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. These evaluations are not on the driver’s capabilities or driving habits, they are simply on the safety and comfort of driving. The CarFit Program provides information and materials on community-specific resources that enhance driver safety and/or increase their mobility in the community. Drivers can improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them.
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd
The event runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the following dates.
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