The AARP Driver Safety Program was developed by American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in 1979 and is a driver refresher course especially designed to meet the needs of older drivers. Patch file photo
Area seniors are encouraged to attend the Canton Senior Center's AARP Driver Safety Program, whose curriculum has been recognized as the nation's first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and older.
This three-part series of classes will be held on Sept. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sept. 26 from 9-11 a.m. at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Participants must attend all three classes in order to receive course certificate.
The AARP Driver Safety Program was developed by American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in 1979 and is a driver refresher course especially designed to meet the needs of older drivers. This program covers such issues as: age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, defensive driving techniques, local driving problems, license renewal requirements, and much more.
In addition, participants will receive an update on the current rules of the road and will discuss when it may be time to stop driving.
"This course benefits our entire community, not just the participating senior," Senior Specialist Susan Doughty said in a news release. "With more and more vehicles on Michigan roads each year, it helps even the most experienced driver to periodically refresh their driving habits to ensure the driver's own safety and that of others on the road."
Class fees are $13 for AARP members and $15 for non-members. Reserve a spot today by calling the Canton Senior Center at 734-394-5485.
For more information on the AARP Driving Safety Program, presented by the Canton Senior Center, visit www.cantonfun.org.