— Want to sharpen your driving skills and learn the latest in safety technology? This month, AARP Rhode Island offers Smart Driver Safety classes and a CarFit event. The Driver Safety refresher course, available statewide, has helped millions of people 50 and older become better drivers and save money. Completing the course could lead to a discount on auto insurance. The free CarFit program demonstrates how drivers can adjust their fit within their cars to reduce the risk of injury. The …

— By Holly Fisher Alexander Chew has been teaching driver safety for more than 15 years, but the retired university professor says he still learns something new with every class he leads. The AARP Smart Driver volunteer instructor and Aiken resident teaches three or four courses each year, focusing on topics such as when to cut back on driving and avoiding rush-hour traffic or poor driving conditions like rain and fog. “It’s older adults helping each other,” said Chew, 78, who …

— AARP is here to help! We offer a variety of learning opportunities to sharpen your skills and refresh your understanding of the rules of the road. Our newest programs also help optimize  your comfort and fit behind the wheel as well as better understanding the high tech features of most newer cars.     Quick Links Find an AARP Smart Driver Course near you Register for an online Smart Driver Course   May 18th Free CarFit Event Volunteers from AARP …

— AARP has been helping older Americans do their taxes and improve their driving skills for decades. AARP Delaware is increasing outreach by collaborating with Camp Rehoboth, a community service organization, to host AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and AARP Driver Safety at the nonprofit’s location at 37 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach. Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation services for those 50 and older who cannot afford to pay a tax professional. AARP Driver Safety offers tips and courses to help older Americans …

— Dr. Sandra Simmons, a veteran AARP Michigan Driver Safety instructor from Midland, has been selected to receive the Richard H. Austin Traffic Safety Award. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee recently announced the honor, which is for long-term contributions and commitment to traffic safety. “The AARP Michigan Driver Safety Program is proud of Dr. Sandra Simmons’ accomplishments in the 14 years she has been with the program,” said Cynthia LaBelle, Michigan AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator. “We are very happy …

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— There is never a good time to have the difficult discussion with older loved ones about cutting back on their driving or taking away the keys altogether. But the holidays offer an opportunity to sit down and do this. We Need to Talk, AARP’s Driver Safety program, helps families begin the conversation. To an older adult, giving up driving often represents relinquishing independence. Knowing how to approach this sensitive topic can avoid hurt feelings and ease what is often a …

— By Hollie Deese George Coleman, 81, of Bartlett, was out buying his wife flowers one day 17 years ago when he started chatting with another customer. The man invited Coleman, who had recently retired from AT&T, to an AARP class on driver safety that he was teaching. Coleman found the class not only interesting but applicable. Before long, he was enjoying teaching his own class. Today, Coleman is the state coordinator for AARP’s Driver Safety program in Tennessee and has …

— 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 …

— WHY VOLUNTEER WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY? Join a passionate group of individuals who are driven to save lives. Be a part of an award-winning program that is growing nationwide. Represent your community as an AARP Driver Safety volunteer. Sharpen your skills in a supportive, non-work environment for a social mission organization. “What every one of us does makes a difference in protecting drivers and their families, reducing accidents and fatalities, and teaching people to drive more safely.” — Volunteer Coordinator …

— Osher Life Long Institute (OLLI) Fall 2018 Term in Northern Virginia September 17 – November 9, 2018 Priority Registration will open Tuesday, August 14 at 9:00 through Thursday, August 23 at noon. Registration continues until end of term. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a eight-week fall program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. There are …