Published on April 04, 2019

Local Businesses to Host CarFit for Older Adult Drivers

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. 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.

Upcoming Events:

  • Parkwood Senior Living (back parking lot) | Wednesday, April 24 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Choice Health & Fitness | Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277 bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45 bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit altru.org.