In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name.

Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve with the times, delivering on AARP’s goal to promote the independence of older Americans and enhance their quality of life.

On Jan. 1, 2014, AARP Driver Safety launched the new and improved AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the nation’s largest driving refresher course.   Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.  AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

AARP Smart Driver Course is available in classroom and online settings.  The classroom course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, and the cost for the online course for AARP members $17.95 and non-members $21.95.*

You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.

Below is a list of classroom courses currently scheduled throughout Indiana for 2014.  Please call the number listed next to the class to register.  For general questions, please call 1-800-253-2017.

DATE     TIME      HOST                                                  CITY                    CONTACT INFO       

10-2              10:00            Journey Church                         Granger                  574-272-4222

10-2              1:00              Community Heart Hosp.     Indianapolis         800-777-7775

10-3                12:30            Hamilton East Pub.Lib              Fishers                    317-579-0307

10-6              10:00            Grace Community Church            Marion                   765-664-3450

10-7             10:00             Valparaiso Pub. Lib.                   Valparaiso            219-949-6307

10-10           12:30            Community Hosp.Ed.Bldg           Anderson               765-298-2534

10-16           12:00            Speedway Pks,Comm W.              Speedway             317-246-4125

10-16            10:00            Allisonville Meadows                 Fishers                    317-833-3878

10-16         10:00           First Presbyterian Church             Elkhart                   574-264-3109

10-16           1:00              Battell Comm. Center                    Mishawaka          574-258-1664

10-16           12:30           Pendleton Comm. Lib.                  Pendleton              765-778-7527

10-16           10:00           Ft.Wayne Parks & Rec.                 Ft. Wayne             260-427-6466

10-17           11:30            Heritage Place                             Indianapolis         317-283-6662

10-21         10:00           Coventry Meadows                      Ft. Wayne             260-435-2100

10-22           12:00          St. Mary’s Med. Center                 Evansville             812-485-6827

10-23          10:00           Thorntown Public Lib.                   Thorntown            765-436-7348

10-25            9:00             Northwest IN.Comm.Act.           Crown Point        219-794-1829

10-29           1:00             Michigan City Library                     Michigan City     219-873-3049

10-29            12:00           Dearborn County Hosp           Lawrenceburg      812-537-8431

11-3               12:00           St. Mary’s Med. Center                 Evansville             812-485-6827

11-5             12:30                     Jennings County Lib.               North Vernon       812-346-5020

11-5             1:00                    Heritage of Ft. Wayne                  Ft. Wayne             260-449-2977

11-7           12:00                     Brownsburg Library               Brownsburg          317-852-3167

11-10         11:00                     LCPL Dyer-Schererville          Schererville           219-949-6307

11-11          1:00                        Heritage of Ft. Wayne            Ft. Wayne             260-449-2977

11-13         1:00                        Advance Travel                        Ft. Wayne             260-402-0434

11-14          11:00                     Forever Learning                         South Bend           574-282-1901

12-4            8:00                        St. Mary’s Med.Center             Evansville               812-485-6827

12-16          11:00                     LCPL Dyer-Schererville           Schererville           219-949-6307

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