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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jun 13

Free Program to Help Seniors Properly Fit their Cars

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 8:09 AM by Latoya Jefferson

Make a reservation now for a free assessment at the June 16 CarFit program for seniors. Teams of trained technicians and/or health professionals will spend about 20 minutes with each older driver making sure they “fit” properly in their vehicles. Checks include proper seating and making sure the driver’s seat, seat belt, mirrors, steering wheel, head restraint, and gas and brake pedals are in the proper positions. 6-13 carfit scaled

The Newport News Sheriff’s Office is participating in this event along with members of S.A.L.T. - Seniors and Law Enforcement Together. The event is 9 AM to noon in the parking lot of Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Highway in Yorktown. Drivers should sign up now to make sure they’re CarFit!

CarFit was created by the American Society on Aging, in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association to help older adults safely enjoy the freedom of getting behind the wheel as some of their driving abilities decline.