ROAD Announces CarFit Checkup Events for Seniors

Program Taking Reservations for Spring and Summer 2019

DENVER – For the past three years, the Reaching Older Adult Drivers (ROAD) program has partnered with dozens of organizations in the Denver metro area to provide CarFit®, an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them for greater comfort, control and safety. ROAD conducted more than 100 CarFit checkups during its programming last year.

The list of partners for this spring and summer spans Adams, Arapahoe and Denver counties, and includes: AAA Colorado-Southglenn, Aurora Center for Active Adults, Cook Park Recreation Center, Heather Gardens and The MAC For Active Adult Lifestyles.

ROAD, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation, was formed in response to research indicating that the current and future population of aging road users will drive more and longer than any generation in history. Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies.

During a CarFit® event, trained technicians work with drivers to make small adjustments to basic things such as proper settings for their side mirrors and seat positioning which can make a big difference in a driver’s comfort level and help protect them and those around them. CarFit® was created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and the (AOTA) American Occupational Therapy Association

The 20-minute checkup is free, but registration is preferred. Interested drivers should call 303.991.5740 to make an appointment.  See current calendar below:

MAY
May 20, 9-11:30am: Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton
May 21, 9-11am: The MAC for Active Adult Lifestyles, 3295 W. 72nd Ave, Westminster
May 22, 10:30am-12:30pm: Thornton Active Adult Center, 9471 Dorothy Boulevard, Thornton

JUNE

June 5, 9-11am: Clermont Park, 2479 S. Clermont St., Denver ,
June 11, 10:30am-12:30pm: AAA Colorado-Southglenn, 7400 S. University Boulevard, Centennial
June 12, 9-11am: Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S, Denver
June 18,10am-Noon: Mulroy Center, 3550 W. 13th Avenue, Denver

June 26, 9am-1pm: Heather Gardens Clubhouse, 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora
June 27, 2-4pm: Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle. Aurora

JULY
July 9, 10:30am-12:30pm: AAA Colorado-Southglenn, 7400 S. University Boulevard, Centennial
July 9, 9-11am: The MAC for Active Adult Lifestyles, 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster

July 10, 9-11am: Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S, Denver

AUGUST
August 12, 10:30am-12:30pm: AAA Colorado-Southglenn, 7400 S. University Boulevard, Centennial
August 14, 9-11am: Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S, Denver

SEPTEMBER
September 10, 10:30am-12:30pm: AAA Colorado-Southglenn, 7400 S. University Boulevard, Centennial
September 11, 9-11am: Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S, Denver

Visit 
car-fit.org for the most up-to-date schedule.

Kate Williams