Emory Johns Creek Hospital to hold free driver safety tests for community

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 22, 2017

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Alysia Satchel
Senior Manager, Media Relations
678-474-8018
alysia.satchel@emoryhealthcare.org

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) will offer free safety tests to senior drivers on Saturday, April 29. The American Society on Aging, American Automobile Association, American Association of Retired Persons, and the American Occupational Therapy Association created the educational program called "CarFit".

Kay Halbert, director of EJCH's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services says this community-based program assists older drivers to improve the "fit" of their vehicles for safety and comfort.

"The CarFit program promotes conversations among older adults and families about driving and safety," says Halbert. "It also meets the continuous need for mobility options to keep people involved in their communities."

A trained team, including occupational therapists will be on hand at the CarFit event. They'll teach drivers how to properly adjust their seats, steering wheel and mirrors to minimize blind spots. Drivers will also learn good foot and head rest positioning and how they can reduce their risk for injury and accidents, among other things.

Each assessment takes approximately 20 minutes.

WHAT:

CarFit assessments

WHEN:

Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m. – noon

WHERE:

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(Outside Physicians Plaza B)

RSVP:

RSVP for the CarFit event here. For more information, call 678-474-8008.