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).
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.
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!
Notre événement AutoAjuste du 1er octobre 2016 à Brossard a fait l’objet d’un article de presse dans le Brossard Express : http://www.lamediatheque.tc/wp-content/uploads/html/BR_20161102/index.html#p=5
In celebration of Occupational Therapy month, a CarFit Event was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on October 23, 2016. Despite the rain and cold, 5 drivers participated in the 2 hour event. Five new CarFit Technicians completed their training, including the CAA (Atlantic) Public Affairs Coordinator.
On Sept 16 2016, a CarFit event was hosted by the Seniors’ Clinic at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The event was very well received by the community with 18 Seniors fitted. The Wellness Centre provided an excellent location that was easily accessible and with ample space. We were well supported with three technicians from Truro assisting, as well as a Driving Rehab Specialist from Halifax, who assisted with the “check out” portion of the event. This event also saw five new local technicians being trained, two of whom are located in the Antigonish area; it is our hope we can support them to move the CarFit Program further across the province.
The CAOT National Office proudly held a CarFit Coordinator Training and Event on September 24, 2016. A team of seven newly-trained, extremely efficient CarFit Coordinators saw 11 drivers within a two hour time frame!
Drivers all said they found the advice very helpful and were eager to relay what they learned to their loved ones.
The number of drivers that can be seen at an event depends on the number of technicians available on site. This event attracted many drivers who are currently on a wait list for a future CarFit events in Ottawa. If you are interested in being a CarFit Technician and Coordinator for a future event in Ottawa please contact Julie Lapointe at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 260 or at email@example.com.
CAA and SSOT are pleased to be hosting our first public CarFit event in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, September 25th from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Technician Training: Saturday, September 24th at Wascana Rehabilitation Center, 2180, 23rd Avenue, Regina, SK, S4S 0A5 in the Hostel Conference Room from 10am – 2:30 pm.
CarFit Event: Sunday, September 25th at Conexus Arts Center, 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 7L3 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.