Indian Hills to Host CarFit Educational Program

OTTUMWA – A free educational program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them will be available on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus on Tuesday, June 18.

The CarFit project is an interactive program that seeks to increase the safety and mobility of senior drivers when they hit the road by reviewing things like seat belt use and adequate distance from the steering wheel to increase comfort and safety.  It is designed to assist them in maintaining and strengthening their driving ability.

“Students in the IHCC occupational therapy assistant program will be trained on how to make recommendations to mature drivers on how to adjust their vehicle for the optimal fit,” said Lorri Swarney, the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and an instructor in the Indian Hills OTA program.  “This will be a training our students can use in their future careers.”

Designed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, the free CarFit event will take place in the lower parking lot of the Rosenman Center, located on Indian Hills Drive on the east side of campus, off Alta Vista Avenue.  It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 18 with each session lasting for 20 minutes.  Appointment spaces are limited so you are encouraged to call Lorri Swarney at 641-683-4244 as soon as possible.