CarFit and Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event

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From Broome County Health Department:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018  

CarFit and Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event
Thursday, July 19, 2018
10 AM – 1 PM
Johnson City Senior Center

JOHNSON CITY, NY – Johnson City Senior Center will host a CarFit and Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event on Thursday, July 19th 2018 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The event will be held at 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City.  

CarFit is a national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together using a 12-point checklist.  

As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height, may make us less comfortable and reduce our control behind the wheel.  Despite being the safest drivers, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash due to fragility of their aging bodies.  Trained CarFit volunteers provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles.  It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s FREE!  Call today to schedule your appointment time!  (607) 778-2807

In addition to the CarFit event, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site collecting old and unwanted medications.  Medications in standard containers may be deposited in those containers. Loose medication can be put into plastic bags and then deposited. Please ensure any liquid medication is enclosed in secure containers before depositing. Once collected, the Sheriff’s Office will ensure the medication is disposed of according to State and Federal laws.

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