FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2023
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town to Host CarFit Program for Seniors
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Council Member Peter Zuckerman 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 Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park at 1601 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park. This program is presented in conjunction with the Town’s Project Independence senior program, AARP, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and AAA Northeast.
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.
“As we all know, safe driving is critical to ensuring the well-being of our community,” said Council Member Peter Zuckerman. “AAA Northeast has an outstanding track record in providing valuable resources to communities throughout the region. By partnering with them on this program, we can offer our residents access to expert advice and guidance on how to make adjustments to their vehicles to improve visibility, comfort, and control while on the road.”
Appointments are required. Please call 311 or 516-873-2409 to schedule an appointment.