24 événements Auto Ajuste à venir en octobre

Dans la cadre du mois des aînés en octobre, le CAA organise 24 événements AutoAjuste à travers différentes villes de la province. Pour répondre à la demande, Julie Lahaie, de  l’association canadienne des ergothérapeutes s’est rendue au siège social de Québec pour former 12 techniciens AutoAjuste parmis les employés du CAA.

Si vous êtes certifiés par le programme AutoAjuste et êtes intéressés à participer à un de ses événements près de chez vous à titre d’ergothérapeute pour la station finale, contacter Julie Lahaie au julie.lahaie@uqtr.ca

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CarFit in Charlottetown

The first CarFit event in PEI was held in Charlottetown on June 21, 2017 at the Red Shores Racetrack parking lot. There were 5 mature drivers who attended the Event and 3 CarFit Technicians were trained. We were pleased to have a bright and sunny morning! Karla Crawford was the Event Coordinator and we appreciated the support of CAOT and CarFit Instructors Julie Lapointe and Carol Morrison.

CarFit Events are planned for Amherst, Nova Scotia on September 22, 2017 and Fredericton, New Brunswick on September 30, 2017.


CAA Saskatchewan CarFit Events

CAA Saskatchewan hosted CarFit clinics in Yorkton and Swift Current in June and July 2017.

“It’s about optimizing view, comfort and fit for mature drivers,” said Lona Gervais, CAA Communications Specialist and CarFit Coordinator/Technician. “CarFit checkups are very educational. Each participant takes something away with them.”

Yorkton CarFit Clinic

Mature drivers from Yorkton and area attended the inaugural CarFit clinic on Saturday, June 3, 2017. It was a windy but warm day as checkups were provided for a total of 13 mature drivers. The event, which was sponsored by Haas Nissan, was held in the parking lot at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cultural Centre from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Special guests included Brent Murdock, President of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, and his wife Loretta, as well as video journalist, Jessica Smith from CTV Yorkton. A CarFit technician training session was held in the morning facilitated by Louise Burridge, from Regina who is the Director of Professional Practice with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists, and Saskatoon-based occupational therapist Christine Fleming. Ferdinand Molo, Jacqueline Gotengco and Kara Staples, three occupational therapists from Yorkton were trained as CarFit technicians.

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Left to right: back row – Occupational Therapists – Jacqueline Gotengco and Kara Staples; CAA Communications Specialist, Lona Gervais; CAA Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Christine Niemczyk; CAA Rewards Loyalty Specialist, Sarah Vogel; and, Occupational Therapists – Christine Fleming and Louise Burridge. Front row – Occupational Therapist, Ferdinand Molo, and CAA Roadside Assistance Call Counsellor, Ray Dunnison.

Swift Current CarFit Clinic

It was an extremely hot, beautiful, sunny day for the first Swift Current CarFit clinic which was held on Monday, July 10 in the parking lot at the CAA Swift Current Store from 10:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There were 9 mature drivers that attended the event, including several special guests: Mayor Denis Perrault, City Councillor Ron Toles, the MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, David Anderson, and John Wall, Premier Brad Wall’s father.

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Left to right: Occupational Therapist, Cynthia Philip; CAA Communications Specialist, Lona Gervais; MP Cypress Hills-Grasslands, David Anderson; and Occupational Therapist, Sonia Brooks.

Both events were well-received by participants. One of the drivers commented on what she’d learned: “It was very interesting and informative. I learned that my rear-view mirror is more adjustable than I thought and, also about some devices I can use for assistance getting in and out of my vehicle.”

The next CarFit clinic is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Saskatoon. For more information, contact Lona Gervais at lona.gervais@caask.ca or visit caask.ca/carfit.


CarFit events in New Brunswick

CarFit was involved in two events in New Brunswick in April and May 2017.

The ‘Spring Into Wellness’ event for seniors in Fredericton, N.B. on April 29, 2017 was well attended and the CarFit Event that was being held the following week was promoted. The CarFit banners were purchased by the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT).

CarFit NB Booth April 2017

The second CarFit Event was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 9, 2017.  Despite the rain and cold, 11 drivers participated in the two hour event.  Four new CarFit Technicians completed their training and nine volunteers assisted with the CarFit Event including CAA representatives and three student occupational therapists.

AutoAjuste Trois-Rivières

Le 13 novembre dernier, se tenait le Salon des aidants naturels et ainés à l’hôtel Delta de
Trois-Rivières. Pour l’occasion, une équipe d’AutoAjuste était sur place pour faire la promotion du programme et offrir quelques séances d’informations individuelles aux ainés intéressés. Plusieurs participants ont manifesté leur intérêt face à ce programme. Assurément, nous y serons l’an prochain! autoajuste-trois-rivieres