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.
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
7-14 8:30 The Harrison Indianapolis 317-291-1112
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
7-21 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
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
8-12 12:30 Jennings County Pub. Library North Vernon 812-346-2091
8-13 10:00 Luthern Hospital Ft. Wayne 260-435-2500
8-17 11:00 Muster Public Library Munster 219-836-8450
8-19 1:00 Heritage of  Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne 260-402-0434
8-19 10:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
8-20 11:30 Purdue Univ. Calumet Hammond 219-989-2709
8-24 11:45 Clarksville Library Clarksville 812-944-4327
8-25 1:00 Community North Indianapolis 800-777-7775
9-2  9:30 Heritage Place Indianapolis 317-283-6662
9-3 10:00 Meth. Hosp. North Lake Gary 219-949-6307
9-3 10:00 Mishawaka Library Mishawaka 574-272-4222
9-10 Dell Webb Community Fishers Class Closed
9-10 10:00 Southfield Village South Bend 574-272-4222
9-11  9:00 LaGrange Cnty Council on Aging LaGrange 260-463-4161
9-14 1:00 Friendship Circle Center Covington 765-492-4871
9-14 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
9-15 10:00 Evergreen Crossing Indianapolis 317-291-5404
9-16 1:00 Friendship Circle Center Covington 765-492-4871
9-17 10:00 Life Enrichment Center Plymouth 574-272-4222
9-17 12:30 Hancock Reg. Hospital Greenfield 317-468-4383
9-18 12:30 Hamilton East Pub. Library Fishers 317–579-0307
9-18 10:00 Allisonville Meadows Asst. Living Fishers 317-436-6400
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
10-2 1:00 Peabody Retirement Comm. North Manchester 260-982-0738
10-5 1:30 Warren County Learning Center Williamsport 765-764-1880
10-6 11:00 Munster Public Library Munster 219-836-8450
10-7 1:30 Warren County Learning Center Williamsport 765-764-1880
10-7 10:00 Allisonville Meadows Fishers 317-436-6400
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
10-15 10:00 Howard Park Senior Center South Bend 574-272-4222
10-20 10:00 Meth. Hosp. South Lake Merrillville 219-949-6307
10-22 10:00 Middlebury Library Middlebury 574-272-4222
10-27 1:00 Marquette Manor Class Closed Class Closed
10-29 10:00 Greenwood Meadows Greenwood 317-300-2200
10-29 10:00 Elder Haus Nappanee 574-272-4222
10-30 12:00 St. Marys Medical Center Evansville 812-485-6827
11-2 11:00 Griffith-Calumet Twshp Branch Griffith 219-949-6307
11-5 10:00 First Presbyterian Church Elkhart 574-272-4222
11-9 11:00 LCPL Dyer-Schererville Branch Schererville 219-949-6307
11-18 1:00  Community Healthplex Sports  Indianapolis 800-777-7775
11-19 10:00 Forever Learning South Bend 574-282-1901
12-1 11:00 LCPL Dyer-Schererville Branch Schererville 219-949-6307
12-14  10:00  Crown Point Public Library  Crown Pointe  219-949-6307