Seniors urged to stay 'fit' to drive

DOWNEY - Senior drivers are invited to attend a free 15-minute assessment April 21 to stay "fit" to drive safely.The assessment is part of the Automobile Club's CarFit program and will be offered at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. The program consists of a 12-point checklist on the driver and car, which includes reviewing seat-belt adjustment, foot pedals, vision and mirrors, and more to ensure that senior drivers are "correctly fitted" to their vehicles. An occupational therapist who specializes in driver rehabilitation will offer advice on ways drivers can maintain and strengthen their driving health, including community resources where seniors can go for further evaluation regarding exercise, nutrition and adaptive devices. Assessments will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are necessary by calling (562) 401-7646.

********** Published: April 14, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 52