Medical City Denton Hosts CarFit Event for Drivers Over 50
DENTON – Medical City Denton will join trained CarFit volunteers to assess how well older drivers and their vehicles work together. Drivers over age 50 are evaluated using a 12-point checklist. Among the items checked:
- Correct position of driver’s seat
- Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals
- Proper adjustment of mirrors
The event is scheduled on Friday, October 6, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon in the parking lot by the pond in front of Medical City Denton’s Professional Building (3537 South I-35E). Call 940-384-3294 to schedule an appointment.
“As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height may make us less comfortable and reduce our control behind the wheel,” says Sydney Hanking, injury prevention coordinator at Medical City Denton. “CarFit events like this one provide older adults with the tools to understand and apply the safety features of their car.”
Occupational therapists will provide personal consultation, if needed, to teach drivers how to maintain and improve aspects related to their driving health. Therapists can share information that may address an individual needs, including local community resources for exercise, nutrition and other programs to help keep seniors healthy, which contributes to driver’s safety and the safety of others.
ABOUT MEDICAL CITY DENTON
Medical City Denton is a 208-bed, acute care hospital serving the growing communities in Denton, Wise, Cooke and Montague counties. With a medical team of more than 500 physicians, Medical City Denton offers a broad range of services including a Level II Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited Cycle VI Chest Pain Center offering advanced open-heart surgery. “A” rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.
Medical City Denton is part of Medical City Healthcare.