Town teams up to host CarFit for seniors

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North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board and the Department of Services for the Aging announced that they will be offering a free CarFit program to individuals, including those who reside outside of the Town, who are age 60 and over on Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

CarFit is a program designed to help seniors achieve a better fit with their vehicle for optimal safety and comfort while driving. A 12-point CarFit checklist will be reviewed with participants while in their own vehicle, including adjusting mirrors to reduce blind spots, seat belt use and steering wheel tilt. The whole process takes between 20 and 30 minutes.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Town’s Project Independence senior program, AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Appointments are required. Call AAA at 516-873-2364 to schedule your CarFit appointment or visit www.car-fit.org/carfit/FAQ for more information. Clinton G. Martin Park is located at the corner of Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road in New Hyde Park.

For more information on Project Independence, call 311 or 516-869-6311.

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