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.

 

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Date Time Host City Contact Info.
5-5 12:00 Richmond Senior Center Richmond 765-983-7300
5-7 10:00  Westside Garden Plaza  Indianapolis  317-271-1020
5-7 9:00 Noble County Council on Aging Kendallville 260-347-4226
5-8 10:00  Forever Learning South Bend  574- 282-1901
5-12 10:00 MLK Community Center Indianapolis 317-923-4581
5-12 11:30  Purdue Univ. Calumet Hammond  219-989-2709
5-14 1:00 LaGrange Cnty Council on Aging LaGrange 260-463-2841
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
5-20 12:00 Heritage of Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne 260-402-0434
5-22  12:00  Fishers Park Program  Fishers  317-595-3150
5-26  10:00  Thomas Public Library  Chesterton  219-949-6307
5-28 10:00 Franklin United Meth. Comm. Franklin 317-736-1194
6-1  11:00  Griffith-Calumet Twshp. Branch  Griffith  219-949-6307
6-3 12:30 The Social of Greenwood Greenwood 317-882-4810
6-4 12:30 Rushville Public Library Rushville 765-932-3496
6-13 10:00 Greentown Library Greentown 765-628-3534
6-16 10:00 Valparaiso Public Library Valparaiso 219-949-6307
6-17 1:00 Peabody Retirement Community North Manchester 260-982-0738
6-18 9:30  Heritage Place  Indianapolis 317-283-6662
6-19 10:00 Fulton County Comm. on Aging Rochester 574-223-6953
6-24 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
6-27  9:00  Northwest In. Comm. Action  Crown Pointe  219-794-1829
6-29 12:00 Whitley Cnty Council on Aging Columbia City 260-248-8944
6-30 10:00 Thomas Public Library  Chesterton  219-949-6307
7-14 10:00 Thomas Public Library  Chesterton 219-949-6307
7-15 10:00 Allisonville Meadows Assist Liv. Indianapolis 317-436-6400
7-16 12:00 Brownsburg Library Brownsburg 317-852-3167
7-16 9:30 Heritage Place Indianapolis 317-283-6662
7-24 12:30 St. Francis Hall Oldenburg 812-933-6555
8-7 2:00 Sufficient Grounds@Bethel College Mishawaka 574-272-4222
8-11 10:00 Crown Point Pub. Library Crown Pointe 219-949-6307
8-17 11:00 Muster Public Library Munster 219-836-8450
8-19 1:00 Heritage of  Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne 260-402-0434
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
9-11  9:00 LaGrange Cnty Council on Aging LaGrange 260-463-4161
9-15 10:00 Evergreen Crossing Indianapolis 317-291-5404
9-18 12:30 Hamilton East Pub. Library Fishers 317–579-0307
9-22 12:30 DeKalb County Council on Aging Auburn 260-925-3311
9-22 10:00 Thomas Public Library Chesterton  219-949-6307
9-25 12:30 Park Place Community Center Anderson 765-606-8329
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
10-15 12:00 Speedway Parks & Rec. Speedway 317-246-4125
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