The AARP Driver Safety Class for seniors age 50 and older is again being held at the Somers Senior Center. However, this time to recognize and thank military personnel and veterans for their service, the AARP is offering the course free of charge to all members of the U.S. armed forces (active duty, veteran, guard, or reserve) regardless of age. This includes individuals who serve or have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard/Reserves or Coast Guard. Spouses (including domestic partners, widows and widowers) and dependents and children are also eligible to take advantage of this promotion.
The class will be held at the Somers Senior Center at 19 Battle Street on November 10th from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The class is open to anyone at a cost of $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers (free for those mentioned above).
The AARP Driver Safety Class not only provides a refresher of driving rules but also teaches valuable defensive driving skills, safety strategies, tips for adapting your driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that come with aging, etc. Since 1979, this course has helped more than 14 million drivers. By law, Connecticut residents age 60 and older who complete this class qualify for a minimum of 5% automobile liability insurance discount for at least two years. Some insurance companies offer a higher discount and/or may extend the discount to younger policyholders. Check with your insurance company.
For additional information or to register, please call Bev Morin at (860) 749-3605.