DeFuniak Springs, FL – Seniors living in the Walton County are offered a free “Car fit” Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Senior Center in DeFuniak Springs.

The event is sponsored by Walton County’s Community for A Lifetime Committee through the Department of Elder Affairs.

According to the Department of Elder Affairs, people over 65 are the fastest-growing population in the United States, and one in five drivers are ages 65 or older.

By 2030, an estimated 30 million older drivers will inhabit roadways.

To help ensure safety, the Department of Elder Affairs invites you to attend CarFit hosted by the Communities for Lifetime Bureau.

CarFit is an educational program that helps older drivers improve the “fit of their vehicles for safety and comfort.

CarFit uses a team of trained volunteers to conduct a 12-point checklist of vehicles, recommend car adjustments and adaptations and offer community specific resources and activities that could make cars “fit” better or enhance safety.

An occupational therapist also will be on hand to provide information to older drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.

“We are proud to offer this important service to area seniors,” says Walton County’s Community for a Lifetime committee chair, J.B. Hillard. “We hope every senior in our area will take advantage of this free service to improve their safety while driving on our roads.”

To schedule an appointment, please call (850) 892-8530.

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