On Saturday October 4, 2014 twelve CAOT-BC members gathered at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver to participate in Vancouver’s first every CarFit event. The morning was spent training these individuals on the principles of CarFit and how to conduct a CarFit 12-point check-up to ensure mature drivers have a safe fit with their vehicle.
The afternoon was spent putting this newly acquired knowledge into action as we conducted a CarFit Check-up for 15 mature drivers, all members of BCAA, who have partnered with CAOT to promote CarFit in Canada. BCAA also sponsored our event, along with Providence Health, CAOT, CAOT-BC and NMEDA. Thank you to all our sponsors and participants.
CarFit is an excellent way for OTs to promote our profession, while promoting the safety of mature drivers in their vehicles.
For more information on CarFit, check out http://www.caot.ca/CarFitCanada and keep watching the CAOT-BC e-news for information about future CarFit events in your community.