— AARP Washington would like to say thank you our outgoing Driver Safety State Coordinator, Gordon Olson. Gordon steps down from the top volunteer leadership role after serving two four year terms, managing 130 volunteers in Washington State. “Gordon Olson has been a long standing volunteer, committed and dedicated to the success of the AARP Driver Safety program in Washington as State Coordinator,” said Kyle Rakow, vice president and national director of AARP Driver Safety. “Our hardworking volunteers serve as our …

— At AARP Massachusetts, we’re looking for someone special to serve as our State Coordinator for the award-winning AARP Driver Safety program. Perhaps you’re just who we’re looking for! This volunteer position is a highly visible role which requires strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills. The State Coordinator coaches, motivates, and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety volunteers in the state and works with them to enhance the overall program and to advance the program locally. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Click here for the AARP MA Driver …

— It’s been many years since most residents got their driver’s license. Yet, the driving experience is significantly different from even a decade ago—changing vehicles, changing technology, changing road rules, and even changing roadways. Residents can refresh their skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Smart Driver™ course being offered at the AARP Vermont offices at 199 Main St 2nd Fl. in downtown Burlington. The class runs from 9 am – 1:30 pm. …

— Volunteers are the face of AARP in the community. AARP Mississippi is honored to have so many talented and skilled individuals who have expressed an interest in giving back to their communities. We are preparing volunteers and equipping them with the tools they need to volunteer locally. We have begun hosting Volunteer Community-Based Team meetings in DeSoto County, the Gulf Coast and Central Mississippi. An ideal Volunteer Community-Based Team includes volunteers from all facets of AARP, including AARP Driver Safety, …

— As we start a new year, it’s only natural to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2016, and turn our attention to what we hope to accomplish in 2017. George R. Bach said, “Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.” To you, our volunteers, AARP Mississippi realizes this personifies you. We appreciate the significant contributions you made in helping us succeed in our 2016 endeavors- making life better for the 50+ population and their families. Thank you …

— The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. This course will help reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation, getting into an accident, or becoming injured. Anyone can benefit from a refresher course that helps them stay current with driving laws and new technology! The classroom course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the …

— Drivers, start your engines. But first, make sure you know how to navigate roundabouts. AARP Arkansas reminds residents that several new traffic circles are set to open in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Conway in January and February. Roundabouts reduce the life-threatening “T-bone” accidents that occur at busy crossroads, but merging into and out of the circles can be confusing. One way to prepare is to take an AARP Smart Driver class, a refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 …

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—   So, you’re interested in volunteering and adding some community service to your busy schedule? Good for you! You’ll be helping countless others age 50+ in the state by volunteering with us at AARP New Hampshire! You don’t need to have specific skills, or even lots of time. At AARP New Hampshire, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities – and they all have one thing in common: making a difference. In New Hampshire, thousands of AARP members are …

— By Michelle Cerulli McAdams Tom Hirsch, an AARP volunteer in Palm Harbor, recalled how his late mother’s failing eyesight contributed to her diminishing ability to drive. Hirsch, 69, said he wishes he had known about the AARP Smart Driver and We Need to Talk programs at the time. They could have helped prepare him for tough conversations with his mother about giving up her car keys. Now he is an instructor for both programs in Florida. The Smart Driver program …

— By Michelle Cerulli McAdams Tom Hirsch, un voluntario de AARP en Palm Harbor, recordó cómo el deterioro de la vista de su madre, ya fallecida, contribuyó a su disminución en la capacidad de conducir. Hirsch, de 69 años, expresó que le habría gustado conocer los programas AARP Smart Driver y Tenemos que hablar en aquella época, porque lo habrían ayudado a prepararse para las conversaciones difíciles con su madre acerca de cuándo desprenderse del automóvil. Ahora es instructor de ambos programas …