Council on Aging host AARP Smart Driver Course Wednesday, October 12th

Now is a great time to sharpen driving skills by participating in the AARP Smart Driver program, presented through a partnership between AARP and the Lake County Council on Aging. Lake County residents age 50 and over are eligible for the workshop which will take place on Wednesday, October 12th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. at the Council on Aging office, 8520 East Avenue in Mentor.

We will take a half-hour break for lunch which will be made available for registered participants that day. Those attending will learn defensive driving techniques and strategies, review new traffic laws, rules of the road and more in the four hour course. They will discover how to adjust their driving to age related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time through an interactive discussion about the changing technology on newer vehicles and the warning signs that suggest it’s time to give up the keys.

Drivers who successfully complete the AARP course could be eligible for a car insurance discount. The main thrust of the course is about giving drivers every possible advantage now, and as they age, to be able to continue to drive safely for as long as they can. There is no exam, and all work is in the classroom.

Seating is limited. Class fees are $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. Reserve a spot today by calling the Council on Aging at 440-205-8111. Attendees are asked to bring their driver’s license and AARP card to the class. Acceptable payment methods include cash or check. If paying by check, make the check payable to “AARP.”