KOTA CarFit Kit

Thank you for your interest in participating in a CarFit Event!

In order to assist Event Coordinators and CarFit Technicians to participate in successful CarFit events, the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) has developed its own unique ‘CarFit Kit’. This kit is FREE for Coordinators and Technicians who are KOTA members to loan from the KOTA office (subject to availability).


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

 

What are the Objectives of the CarFit program? The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one's personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver's safety but also the safety of others.
How can I become involved in CarFit? CarFit is a program whose success depends on volunteers across the country. There are two ways one can become involved in Carfit:


By becoming a CarFit Technician, you will be able to participate in CarFit events hosted by a CarFit Event Coordinator. A half-day training teaches you the three parts of each CarFit event: Check-in, Check-up and Check-out. To find a Technician Training in your area, or to volunteer for an event, please visit: http://www.car-fit.org/carfit/RegisterVolunteer


By becoming an Event Coordinator, you will be trained to host CarFit events following proper programmatic procedures. Event Coordinators train CarFit technicians, secure dates and locations for CarFit events, participate in and monitor CarFit events and communicate with the national organizations, AAA, AARP and AOTA. Event Coordinators must attend a two-day training conducted by a CarFit Instructor. To find an Event Coordinator Training in your area, please visit: http://www.car-fit.org/carfit/RegisterCoordinator


The KOTA CarFit Kit includes the following items to assist you at your CarFit event:


• Hole-in-One Key Holder (replacement cost: $10.00)
• HANDYBAR Auto Safety Handle (replacement cost: $45.00)
• Grab & Pull Seatbelt Handle (replacement cost: $15.00)
• DMI Leg Lifter (replacement cost: $15.00)
• Gray Stress Wedge (replacement cost: $30.00)
• Swivel Seat Cushion (replacement cost: $20.00)
• Deluxe Orthopedic Seat Cushion (replacement cost: $30.00)
• Organizer Envelope (Please return organizer envelope. Handouts are for your use and need not be returned.)


A UPS return label will be included in the KOTA CarFit Kit for your convenience in shipping the Kit back to the KOTA Central Office. Please complete and submit the CarFit Reservation Form in order reserve the KOTA CarFit Kit. Included in the organizer envelope is a checklist to assist you in returning the Kit in its entirety to KOTA.

 

P.S. We want to hear about the success of your event! Send pictures and a short summary of your event to amy@kotaonline.org to see your event appear in the KOTA Quarterly Newsletter.

 


 

 
 
   
     
 
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