BIBLE HILL – Elderly drivers interested in learning how to better deal with cognitive and physical abilities that change with age are encouraged to participate in a CarFit program on Friday.
“It’s to improve the comfort and safety of seniors in the vehicle that they are driving,” said Becky Langille, a geriatric clinician with the Colchester East Hants Health Authority (CEHHA).
The CarFit program is designed to give a “quick, yet comprehensive” check on how well older drivers and their vehicles work together.
“It’s about a 20-minute checklist that we go through, or a 20-minute check up, we call it,” Langille said.
As well as trained technicians, an occupational therapist will also be on hand to provide participants with information on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.