AARP Driver Safety Program –

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program, to be held on Wednesday, October 9, at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road. The program is aimed at drivers 50 years and older. The class covers normal age-related changes that challenge older drivers including hearing, vision and reaction time, and traffic situations most challenging for seniors. A number of driving strategies are discussed to address these issues. The goal is to reduce the risk of crashes, injuries and violations and make seniors safer drivers over a longer period of time. Most past participants admit to changing at least one driving habit as a result of attending the class.

The program will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch is available at the center from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. for a suggested donation of $3.00 per person, or you may bring a sack lunch. Participants are tested on their retention of knowledge during the class, but no record is kept of results. The cost for the session is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Class size is limited, and preregistration is preferred. Sign up at the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 or register online at Payment taken day of class.

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