Jamestown— CarFit is coming to Jamestown to offer area drivers to see how their cars ‘fit’ them.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation department is holding a CarFit event on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church.

During CarFit, JRMC occupational therapists and trained technicians will go through each vehicle with its owner and adjust seating, mirror and steering wheel placements. Information will also be provided on how to enhance each driver’s safety and mobility. Each appointment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

JRMC Occupational Therapist, Leann Ripplinger, invites all to attend the event, including new drivers and experienced drivers.

Ripplinger says, “CarFit provides a great learning opportunity for drivers of all ages to learn some very helpful tips and drive away with insights to help optimize their safety and comfort in their vehicle.  It’s easy, practical information that everyone can appreciate.”

Experienced drivers are often safe drivers, as they are more likely to wear seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. They are more likely, however, to be easily injured during a crash, stressing the importance of proper car adjustments.

CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Thank you to JRMC CarFit sponsors including Atonement Lutheran Church, Handy Bar Inc., Jamestown High School, Newman Signs, Northwest Tire and Wilhelm’s.

Learn more about CarFit, occupational therapy and rehabilitation, visit www.jrmcnd.com/rehabilitation.

Schedule a CarFit appointment direct: (701) 952-4800 or e-mail info@jrmcnd.com.

About Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center is located at 2422 20th St. SW, Jamestown, N.D. and serves approximately 55,000 people in nine counties. In 2017, it was named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” as well as a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”  For more information, visit www.jrmcnd.com or call 701-952-1050.