Fitness & Safety
AARP Smart Driver Course
Students learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. They find out how to safely adjust their driving to compensate for normal age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. There are no written tests or behind-the-wheel training. Fee: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks payable to AARP. Participants must bring their drivers license and AARP membership card to the class.
Falls are a leading cause of injury. If you experience dizziness or loss of balance, consider this 15-minute screening to assess your balance.
Car Seat Safety Tips & Tricks
Car seat installation can be confusing! This class will help you better understand all of the basics of car seat installation from infant to booster age, state laws as well as give you some hands on experience. A certified Car Seat Technician will lead this class.
Participants are asked to bring both car seat and vehicle owner's manuals.
Multisport HelmetsDaily at St. Nicholas Hospital's Emergency Department.
80% of bicycle-related head injuries can be prevented with properly fitted bicycle helmets. Multisport helmets provide extra protection for scooter and rollerblade enthusiasts, too. Sizes for toddlers through adults. All helmets are properly fitted to the wearer. Fee: $15.
Available: April through September, Monday-Sunday, 8:00a.m.-Noon each day (based on ER volume there maybe waiting time involved.)
Safe Driver Assessment
One must obtain a doctor’s prescription for a driving
assessment prior to calling St. Nicholas Hospital
Rehabilitation Services at 920/459-4642 to schedule
Occupational Therapists at St. Nicholas Hospital are able to
assess skill areas that may affect your ability to drive safely. These areas include vision, perception, cognition, and motor performance. There is no over-the-road testing performed. This assessment is appropriate for clients concerned with physical changes due to age or disability, mental changes, and difficulty maintaining focus.