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Dozens Turn out for Free Seniors CarFit Vehicle Check Sponsored by Sparrow, AARP MI

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2019 8:00 AM

IMG_9511 (2)Tuesday May 14th, Jeffrey Mosher visited East Lansing and the back parking lot of Sparrow's Michigan Athletic Club. CarFit is a free program designed to assist older drivers in adapting themselves and their vehicles in a way that maximizes control of what they’re driving, as well as offering the most protection. It’s an especially important issue for anyone who has an elderly loved one who still drives. Sparrow and AARP of Michigan are sponsoring a special event.

Here, Jeffrey speaks with Micki from Sparrow Health System and Karen from AARP Michigan to find out all about the event.

To hear Micki and Karen's interviews reviewing CarFit, click play on the SoundCloud PodCast below.

In this event, recently trained technicians go through a 12-point checklist of vehicles, recommending adjustments to participants that could make them “fit” better and enhance safety. Nearly 100 people have signed up for the checks, and while on hand near the halfway point nearly 60 vehicles had been reviewed.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit sparrow.org.

Choose Wisely, Choose Sparrow.

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