CarFit comes to Homer

Way2Go Cortland is pleased to offer a program new to our area called CarFit. CarFit is an “educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles ‘fit’ them.”

Many older adults were taught how to drive before the advent of airbags, telescoping steering wheels, and power everything. Some of what they were taught is now obsolete due to new technology. Some of the newer features in cars just has never been explained to them.

CarFit consists of 2 trained technicians conducting a 12 point safety checklist with an individual in their own vehicle and providing instruction and information to that individual. It takes about 20 minutes.

We conducted a CarFit event at the senior center in Marathon on July 31 and our next event will be held at the Homer Senior Center on September 19 between 10:00 am and 11:30 am. You can sign up at the senior center.

We also offer appointments at our office on Kennedy Pkwy. Call us at 756-4198 for more information and to set up an appointment.

“A proper fit in one’s car can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others.”

Jan

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