— Working to make Kansas the best state in which to live is something we take very seriously at AARP. And it couldn’t happen without the efforts of AARP Kansas volunteers who dedicate much of their time working on advocacy issues, community service, and volunteer support. From pushing for passage of the CARE Act supporting caregivers, to providing help with taxes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, to teaching Driver Safety classes, to advocating for affordable utilities, to celebrating diversity, to teaching how …

— Congratulations, Nancy Lindsay of Danville! AARP Driver Safety depends in large part on thousands of volunteers nationwide who contribute their time, knowledge and expertise. Recognizing their passion, dedication and commitment to AARP Driver Safety is an integral part of the program. The prestigious Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest award within the program, and annually recognizes Driver Safety’s most outstanding volunteer. The Volunteer of the Year Awards Program begins at the local level with the Volunteer …

— More and more people age 50+ are moving to Delaware. And most of them are hitting the road and doing it safely. In fact, we know that older drivers are safe drivers. The incidence of older driver crashes and fatalities has declined steadily. These older drivers are keeping their licenses longer and driving more often. We also know they are less likely to talk on a cellphone while driving or drive under the influence of alcohol. When it comes to …

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— Welcome to 30 Days and 30 Ways!  Throughout the month of June, we’re surprising you with at least one way each day to connect with us, either in the community or from the comfort of your own home! Here’s Week 2 of the festivities!  Check out our blog at the start of each week to learn more! June 11 – Want to find out the breadth of our events, activities, advocacy and more!  Check out our AARP New Hampshire blog, bookmark …

—   Are you up to speed on the rules of the road? Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, who are your peers.   By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn: Current traffic laws The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections How to maintain proper following distance How to …

— By Kelly Soderlund Gloria Clancy, who’s been driving for 54 years, said she “thought I knew everything about driving.” But after a friend mentioned some new concepts he had learned in the AARP Smart Driver course, Clancy was intrigued about what she didn’t know. She signed up for a two-day Smart Driver course last year at the Darien Park District Community Center and was amazed at what she learned. “I’m guessing most people know the rules of the road, but …

— By Sarah Hollander The rebirth of a 1964 Ford Mustang is one of Bob Rankin’s favorite outcomes from the AARP Smart Driver course he teaches in the Cincinnati area. One older driver, nervous about traffic, had let her late husband’s classic Mustang languish in the garage for years. But by the end of the course, she felt confident enough to update the Mustang’s papers and hit the road. “She said, ‘Now I can drive it in my husband’s memory,’ ” recalled …

— By Natalie Missakian Terry Duffy, an AARP volunteer, always hears good feedback about the driver safety class she teaches at the River­front Community Center in Glastonbury. Just last year a woman called to thank her, saying the course helped her mother (in her late 80s) decide that it was time to hang up her keys. “She realized she was having much more difficulty driving than she thought, so she gave up her car,” Duffy said. “That’s not our goal, but …

— Recognize an exceptional Virginia volunteer! AARP Virginia seeks nominees for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Winner to receive $500 for nonprofit of their choice Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating her or him for the 2017 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, named for AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. …

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— 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 …