SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty practice serving Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the surrounding Hudson Valley area, has teamed up with Mercy College Occupational Therapy Program to conduct free CarFit check-ups on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will be held in the parking lot at Scarsdale Medical Group’s Harrison at 550 Mamaroneck Ave. The event is to help senior drivers find a better ‘fit’ with their cars for maximum comfort and safety. CarFit is a national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together.
“As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height may make us less comfortable and reduce our control behind the wheel,” said Dr. Emre Noteroglu, a geriatrician with Scarsdale Medical Group, a multi-specialty practice serving Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the surrounding Hudson Valley area,.
“CarFit provides older adults with the tools to understand and apply the safety features of their car,” Noteroglu said.
Trained volunteers will complete a 12-point checklist which includes the correct position of the driver’s seat, driver’s ability to easily reach the pedals and proper adjustment of mirrors. Please note: a driving assessment is not provided. Each check-up takes about 20 minutes.
“It is critically important that mature drivers make safety a personal priority,” said event coordinator Kathleen Golisz, of Mercy College. “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.”
Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. To learn more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (914)-674-7814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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