— Would you like to be a driving force behind positive change in the lives of others? Are you an encouraging teacher who’s great at organizing and directing? AARP is proud to announce an opening for the position of AARP Driver Safety state coordinator for Texas. AARP Driver Safety is an award-winning program that is growing nationwide. As a state coordinator volunteer, you’ll work with others in engaging and life-saving ways. The state coordinator recruits, coaches and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety volunteers. …

— On June 12, 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed to work alongside the Chicago Department of Transportation and other leading organizations to prevent and eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries citywide by 2026. This initiative is Vision Zero Chicago. Vision Zero Chicago is a newly implemented plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries, joining other cities across the nation with the ultimate goal of reaching zero by 2026. Vision Zero is enforcing the idea that traffic crashes are not to be …

—   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 Ray Huard Marcia Johnson, 70, of Palmdale, has been driving since she got her learner’s permit at age 15½. She’s never had an accident, but she was concerned that her driving skills might have gotten a little rusty. “I wanted to sharpen up on my knowledge of driving,” she said. Sure enough, Johnson said, when she took the AARP Smart Driver course, she learned about driving hazards she’d never thought about and cleared up a few misconceptions. “The one …

— 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 …

— AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the next State Coordinator for Idaho. The current State Coordinator, Roger Wheeler, has decided to retire from the position.  This is an unpaid volunteer position. Any ADS volunteer or individual outside of the program is welcomed to apply.  Please refer to the attached position description for additional information. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to …

— Motorists can sharpen their skills and possibly earn a discount on car insurance by taking an AARP Driver Safety class. You can take the Smart Driver course in a classroom or online to learn current rules of the road, such as how to navigate roundabouts, as well as defensive driving techniques, such as how to manage common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. “Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their skills,” said Leo …

—   Volunteers are a critical resource for AARP and the work we do to make a positive impact on the lives of others right here in Kansas. The AARP Kansas office is looking for volunteers who are interested in working on a variety of issues that are important to Kansans and their families. Our advocacy volunteers monitor legislation that impacts those 50 and older, testify on bills, and connect with legislators across the state so they know where we stand on particular …

— Help older drivers become safer drivers. Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your community, help make our roads safer, and save lives? Volunteer with AARP Driver Safety in Nevada! AARP Driver Safety is an award-winning program designed to help mature drivers update their knowledge of the latest road rules and stay safer as they drive, through an innovative and engaging classroom course. The program is growing both in-state and nationally, attracting enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers across the …

— By Michelle Cerulli For the past two years, Beth Gray-Nix has volunteered with AARP by presenting HomeFit workshops to groups around the state. She educates participants about home modifications, such as installing grab bars in the shower or placing electrical wires under rugs to prevent tripping, to help people continue to live safely in their homes as they age. After 30 years as an occupational therapist, Gray-Nix, 59, who retired in 2008, wanted to put her professional knowledge to further …