LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Baby Boomers going strong. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 10,000 people in the United States that turn 65 each day. The Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute sponsored a free personal driver safety event for people 55 and over on Saturday.
Organizers said the interactive check-up program allowed seniors to learn about slight adjustments they could make to drive safer and more comfortable.
"As we age, and go through the aging process, our bodies change," said Amanda Woodall, an occupational therapist, who works with the CarFit. "We become more fragile and less mobile."
"The elderly community has a greater risk of injury due to their fragility," added Katie Fry, physical therapist at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Center. "Their decreased range of motion, decreased strength just doesn't let them heal as quickly."