Published on April 05, 2017

Altru Family YMCA to Host a CarFit Event for Senior Drivers

Grand Forks, N.D. – Personal mobility is critical for healthy aging. Our bodies change as we age and ill-fitting vehicles can make it uncomfortable and unsafe to drive. The Grand Forks YMCA Family Center is hosting a CarFit event, Thursday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CarFit is FREE event developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AARP, the American Occupational Therapy Association and AAA. CarFit is designed to provide a quick but comprehensive check of how well you and your vehicle work together. CarFit does not assess driving ability and all information is confidential. The check, which takes about 20 minutes, includes a complete twelve-point inspection of your vehicle by Occupational Therapy students from the University of North Dakota. You leave with recommended car adjustments and adaptations, a list of resources in your area and greater peace of mind. This CarFit event is sponsored in part by AAA North Dakota and Altru Health System.  Space is limited so please call to make an appointment. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bill Vasicek at 701.780.5939.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.