— In order to promote safer driving in Kansas, AARP is offering its popular Smart Driver Course for free in select cities during the month of October. This is your chance to brush up on your driving skills, learn new techniques to stay safe behind the wheel, and keep up-to-date on driving laws in Kansas. Check out the list of cities below and take advantage of this offer. Some classes may be full, so be sure to call the number listed …

— Check out the October AARP North Dakota newsletter. Stories include: Telephone Town Halls with U.S. Senate Candidates. Burkholder Named Recipient of Volunteer Award. Caregiving Expert to Speak in Bismarck and Fargo. Minot, Grand Forks Caregiving Lunch and Learns. Upcoming Coffee and Conversations in Mayville, Cavalier, and Valley City. Monthly legislative update calls with Advocacy Director Mike Chaussee. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. Get Help with Medicare Part D during Open Enrollment If you’d like to receive the newsletter …

— The popular AARP Smart Driver course will be available more than 20 times in Kansas this month. The eight-hour course includes tips to prevent distracted driving and advice for handling trouble spots such as left turns and roundabouts. The course is free, but space is limited. Those who complete the course may be eligible for a multiyear discount on auto insurance. In 2016 there were 429 driving fatalities in Kansas, up from 355 the year before. The state ranked second …

— Upcoming Courses To register for a session, call the registration phone number next to the class you are interested in. *Courses are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members*   For up-to-date information on future Drivers Safety courses across the state, use our interactive Course Locator  to find the session nearest to you, or register for our online course.

— The storm may have passed, but the danger has not. The Pee Dee region has already started to flood and flooding is expected to worsen over the next week. If you need to drive in this region, AARP urges you to be safe. AARP encourages you to follow warning signs. Do not enter closed roads or drive around barricades. Be aware of water levels. Don’t risk driving over flooded roads or bridges. By now you may have heard repeatedly that …

— In the film version of L. Frank Baum children’s novel, The Wizard of Oz, each of Dorothy’s imagined friends  has a burning desire, a craving:  they all yearn for something (“If I Only Had A….)  “The Scarecrow” wants a brain. The “Tin Man” wants a heart.  The “Lion” deviates from the anatomical wish list – he wants something amorphous: courage.   Living in an ALF I, too, have a “wish list.” I seek independence. And as Henry Ford knew back …

— 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.     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 minimize the effects of …

— Upcoming Courses To register for a session, call the registration phone number next to the class you are interested in. *Courses are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members* For up-to-date information on future Drivers Safety courses across the state, use our interactive Course Locator  to find the session nearest to you, or register for our online course.

— AARP Kentucky is returning to the Kentucky State Fair, although in a smaller capacity. This year, AARP will share a booth with KIPDA, the Area Agency on Aging. We will have volunteers at the booth each of the 11 days of the fair, and look forward to greeting our members from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states. And, since our fans were always a hit, we will bring them back with a voter engagement message! If you’re visiting the fair …

— AARP and BikeEasy have joined forces to offer a Bike/Walk Friendly Driver Workshop in your community. This FREE class will train drivers on laws and behaviors to promote safe biking and walking. Learn about common crashes and how to avoid them, safety tips and techniques, and discover how to navigate bicycle infrastructure on the roadways. All participants earn a certificate as a Bike/Walk Friendly Driver. What: Bike/Walk Friendly Driver Workshop When: Saturday, August 18, 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Where: AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 …