ElderLink St. Louis, the free, centralized referral program for Jewish older adults, their children and caregivers, the JCC and AARP are sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, Oct. 3, 1-5 p.m., at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr.
“The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s largest classroom driver safety course designed for drivers age 50 and older. It is especially beneficial in helping people live more independently as they age,” says Lori Zimmerman, MSW, ElderLink senior information referral specialist.
The AARP course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. It then provides practical techniques on adjusting to those changes. Participants also receive a thorough review of “rules of the road,” with an emphasis on safety strategies. Many automobile insurance companies offer a discount to persons who have completed this program.
Cost is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members, payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations are requested by calling 314-812-9300 or e-mailing email@example.com.
ElderLink St. Louis, a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, is available thanks to generous funding by the Lubin-Green Foundation, the United Way of Greater St. Louis and BJC Healthcare. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or Tuesday and Thursday evenings by appointment. For information, visit www.elderlinkstlouis.org.