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 2015.  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.
2-24 1:30 Willow Crossing Rehab Ctn Columbus 812-379-9669
2-24 12:00 Jay County Public Library Portland 765-759-1121
2-24 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
2-26 12:00 Winchester Comm. Library Winchester 765-759-1121
2-26 1:00 Community Hospital East Indianapolis 800-777-7775
3-9 11:30 Purdue Univ. Calumet Hammond 219-989-2709
3-10 10:00 Allisonville Meadows Asst. Liv.  Fishers 317-833-3878
3-10 10:00 Crown Point Pub. Library Crown Point 219-949-6307
3-18 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansvillle 812-484-6827
3-19 10:00 Gibson Insurance Agency Plymouth 260-665-8191
3-19 11:30 Steuben Cnty Council on Aging Angola     260-665-8191
3-20 12:00 Brownsburg Library Brownsburg 317-852-3167
3-20 12:30  Mill Race Center Columbus 812-376-9241
3-24 10:00  Evergreen Crossing Indianapolis 317-291-5484
3-28 9:00  Northwest In. Comm. Action Crown Pointe 219-794-1829
3-30 10:00  Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307
4-6 11:00  Griffith-Calumet Twshp. Branch Griffith 219-949-6307
4-17 10:00  Battell Community Center Mishawaka 574-258-1667
4-20 11:00  LCPL Dyer-Schererville Branch Schererville 219-949-6307
4-21 1:00  Downtown YMCA Muncie  916-8473927
4-22 1:00 Rittenhouse Senior Living        Michigan City 219-872-6800
4-23 12:30 Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield 574-272-4222
4-23 10:00  LaPorte 1st United Meth. Church LaPorte 574-272-4222
4-24 10:00  Meadow Brook Senior Living Fishers 317-842-4215
4-30 10:00  Greencroft Retirement Comm. Goshen 574-537-4085
4-30 12:00  St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
5-7 10:00  Westside Garden Plaza Indianapolis 317-271-1020
5-8 10:00  Forever Learning South Bend 574- 282-1901
5-12 11:30  Purdue Univ. Calumet Hammond 219-989-2709
5-14 10:00 Westside Garden Plaza Indianapolis 317-271-1020
5-15 12:30 Community Hosp. Educ. Bldg. Anderson 765-298-2534
5-19 1:00 Westfield Wash Pub Library Westfield 317-896-9391
5-19 1:00 Community Hospital South Indianapolis 800-777-7775
5-19 11:00 Munster Public Library Munster 219-836-8450
5-20 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
5-22 12:00  Fishers Park Program Fishers 317-595-3150
5-26 10:00  Thomas Public Library Chesterton 219-949-6307
6-1 11:00  Griffith-Calumet Twshp. Branch Griffith 219-949-6307
6-16 10:00 Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307
6-18 9:30  Heritage Place Indianapolis 317-283-6662        
6-27  9:00  Northwest In. Comm. Action Crown Pointe 219-794-1829
6-30 10:00 Thomas Public Library Chesterton 219-949-6307
7-14 10:00 Thomas Public Library Chesterton 219-949-6307
7-16 9:30 Heritage Place Indianapolis 317-283-6662
8-11 10:00 Crown Point Pub. Library        Crown Pointe 219-949-6307
8-17 11:00 Muster Public Library              Munster   219-836-8450
8-20 11:30 Purdue Univ. Calumet Hammond 219-989-2709        
8-25 1:00 Community North Indianapolis 800-777-7775
9-2 9:30 Heritage Place Indianapolis 317-283-6662
9-18 12:30 Hamilton East Pub. Library Fishers 317–579-0307
9-22 10:00  Thomas Public Library Chesterton  219-949-6307
9-26 9:00  Northwest IN Comm. Action Crown Point  219-794-1829
10-1 9:00 Jewish Community Center       Indianapolis 317-259-8048
10-6 11:00 Munster Public Library Munster 219-836-8450
10-13 10:00 Westside Garden Plaza Indianapolis  317-271-1020
10-15 10:00  Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307
10-27 1:00 Marquette Manor Class Closed Class Closed
11-2 11:00 Griffith-Calumet Twshp Branch Griffith 219-949-6307
11-18 1:00  Community Healthplex Sports Indianapolis 800-777-7775
12-14 10:00  Crown Point Public Library Crown Pointe 219-949-6307

 

 

 

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