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       

1-27            12:30        Mill Race Center                       Columbus               812-376-9241

2-20            11:30          Community North                 Indianapolis          800-777-7775

2-27            8:00           St. Marys Med Ctr                  Evansville              812-485-6827

3-11            11:00          Pendleton YMCA                   Pendleton               765-221-7508

3-18            10:00          Thomas Pub. Lib.                  Chesterton              219-949-6307

3-21            12:00          Danville Senior Center        Danville                   317-745-4303

3-21            12:30          Hamilton East Pub. Lib        Noblesville            317-773-1384

3-25            8:00            St. Marys Med Ctr                  Evansville              812-485-6827

3-26            12:00          Boone Cnty Sr. Ctr                 Lebanon                  317-873-8939

3-31           10:00          Valparaiso Pub. Lib                Valparaiso            219-949-6307

4-9              12:30          Brown Cnty Pub Lib              Nashville                 812-988-2850

4-10          8:30              Downtown YMCA                   Muncie                    765-741-5534

4-14          6 a.m.           Jennings County Library             North Vernon         812-346-5020

4-15          6 a.m.           Jennings Co Library –  2 hours on April 14 and 2 hours on April 15

4-16            12:00          Battell Comm. Ctr                   Mishawaka            260-854-4490

4-22            12:00          St. Marys Med Ctr                  Evansville              812-485-6827

4-23           12:30           Rushville Pub. Lib.                 Rushville               765-932-3496

4-24           9:00             Immanuel U.Ch.Christ          Highland               219-924-2100

4-28            10:00          Coventry Meadows               Ft.Wayne               260-435-2100

4-29             9:00            Banta Center                            Valparaiso            219-462-1301

4-30           1:00            Greencroft Retirm. Com      Goshen                  574-537-4090

5-6             9:00             Michigan City Lib.                  Michigan City      219-873-3049

5-7              11:30          Purdue Univ. Calumet          Hammond               219-989-2709

5-8              12:30          Hancock Reg. Hosp.              Greenfield              317-468-4383

5-9              11:00          Forever Learning                     South Bend             574-282-1901

5-9               12:30          Community Hosp. Educ       Anderson               765-298-2534

5-13             11:00          Griffith Pub. Lib.                     Griffith                   219-949-6307

5-16             10:00        Franklin Unit. Meth Com      Franklin                 317-736-1108

5-21            12:00          St. Mary Med. Ctr                   Evansville              812-485-6827

5-23            12:00          Fishers Park Program           Fishers                    317-595-3150

5-28            12:00          Dearborn Cnty Hosp             Lawrenceburg       812-537-8431

6-2              11:30          Purdue Univ. Calumet           Hammond               219-989-2709

6-10            1:00            Community Hosp East          Indianapolis          800-777-7775

6-16            10:00          Thomas Pub. Lib.                   Chesterton              219-949-6307

6-17             10:00           Valparaiso Pub. Lib.             Valparaiso            219-949-6307

6-24            11:00             Griffith Pub. Lib.                    Griffith                   219-949-6307

6-27             11:00            Heritage Place of Indy         Indianapolis         317-283-6662

7-11            10:00          First Financial Bank               Terre Haute            812-238-6427

8-25            10:00          Thomas Pub. Lib.                  Chesterton                219-949-6307

9-9              10:00          Purdue Univ. Calumet         Hammond                 219-989-2709         

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

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

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

Photo credit: @timo_ws2 via flickr

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