Brush Up Driving Skills: AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course Set for April 24

Jefferson Community Health & Life Sterling Connection will offer the AARP Smart Driver Course on Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the JCH&L conference room. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch in the JCH&L cafeteria.

Traffic statistics show that older adults overall are safe drivers with good driving records. However, medical conditions, certain medications and age-related changes in physical and mental function can increase the risk of crashes and injury among older drivers. It is critically important that older drivers make driving safely a personal priority. By completing this course, participants will learn research-based driving safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having an accident, understand the links between the driver, the vehicle and the road environment, and how this awareness encourages safer driving. Learn how aging, medications, alcohol and health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to allow for these changes. Increase confidence. Learn how to share the road safely with other drivers and learn the newest safety features in vehicles. AARP Driver Safety is committed to helping Americans 50 and older sustain mobility and safety as they age.

The four-hour research-based AARP Smart Driver Course is offered by JCH&L Sterling Connection. Membership is not required in Sterling Connection or AARP. AARP members get a discount and must bring their AARP card to class. All participants must bring their driver’s license to class. No tests, driving or examinations are involved. Course completion certificates are provided, and auto insurance discounts may apply (contact your auto insurance company for information.)

The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members. Pre-registration is required by April 17. To register please call Lana Likens at 402-729-6855.