The AARP Driver Safety Program is a classroom course that helps older drivers become more aware of changes that occur due to aging (vision, hearing and reaction time) and how to adjust driving accordingly. The Driver Safety course also reviews some of the basic rules of the road. It is open to the public and there are no tests. The program will be offered to seniors, although all age groups are welcome.
The program will be held in Crandon Thursday, Nov. 8, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m. at the Crandon Masonic Lodge, 118 S. Lake St. Harry Kroll, a volunteer instructor with the Driver Safety Program in Wisconsin, will teach the Crandon program. Registration for the class will be in the classroom immediately prior to meeting. Those planning to attend are advised to arrive a little early if possible.
The Driver Safety Program will also be held in Rhinelander Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. at the Oneida County Department of Aging, 100 W. Keenan St. The program in Rhinelander will be taught by Herbert Walsh, also a volunteer instructor with the Driver Safety Program. To register for the class, call (715) 369-6170 and ask for Dawn. There will be a one-hour lunch break at noon. Lunch may be ordered at the Senior Center, provided a reservation for lunch is made no later than Wednesday, Nov. 10, prior to the safety class.
The cost of the course for non-veterans is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members; but since AARP has selected the month of November as Veterans Promotion Month, all classroom AARP Driver Safety Programs are free of charge to veterans, active and retired military service members, their spouses, domestic partners, dependents, children, widows and widowers.
For more information about the AARP Driver Safety Program-including class locations, information regarding the online course, or other volunteer opportunities-visit www.aarp.org/drive or call 1-888-227-7669.