Emerson Hospital to Offer 'Keys to Safety' with Driving Safety Series
The following was provided by Emerson Hospital.
Cars change, as do driving conditions and the roads we travel each day, so brush up on your driving skills to stay safe! Emerson Hospital’s Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services is offering its second annual Keys to Independence Driving Series.
1.) The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Emerson Hospital Integrative Health & Wellness Center, 310 Baker Avenue Extension (behind the construction). Hosted by Emerson Hospital and led by an AARP consultant, this five-hour classroom refresher course encourages drivers to review the rules of the road and learn about today’s vehicles and driving technology. There is no written exam or driving test. Materials cost $12 for AARP members or $14 for nonmembers, with refreshments and light lunch included. To register, call Michele Dolan at (978) 287-8244.
2.) CARfit, a program designed to determine a driver’s best fit within their own vehicle, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon, at 57 ORNAC in Concord. This program is geared toward senior drivers, as they are most vulnerable in the event of a crash, but it is free and open to all. A 12-point check list takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and information about community-specific resources designed to enhance safety and/or increase mobility is available. For more information, visit www.car-fit.org. To register, call Kristen Keilty at (978) 287-8244.
3.) The third program is Keys to Independence, a comprehensive driver assessment geared toward adults who have undergone a change in health status. The program consists of a clinical evaluation and, if qualified, an on-road driving test. A doctor's referral is required for this fee-for-service program. For more information, call the Emerson Hospital Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services at (978) 287-8244.