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Driver safety classes at senior centers

The American Association of Retired Persons Frederick Chapter 636 is partnering with the Frederick County Senior Services Division and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging to co-host Smart Driver classroom training classes at local senior centers. The course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed especially for drivers over 50. The course provides updates on Maryland-specific rules of the road and new traffic laws. Participants learn the effects of aging and medication on the driver, how other health-related issues affect driving ability, and ways to adjust to allow for these changes. Participants also learn when driving may no longer be safe.

The classes are scheduled for two hours in the morning, followed by an hour lunch break and then two hours in the afternoon. AARP-Maryland provides certified instructors to teach the classes. By taking this course, attendees may get a discount on their car insurance.

Call the Senior Center listed below for more information and to register for a class:

Urbana Senior Center, 301-600-7020
May 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Frederick Senior Center, 301-600-3525
May 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mt. Airy Senior Center, 410-386-3960 or 301-829-2407
June 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost is $15 for AARP members (with valid membership card) and $20 for non-members. Only checks or money orders payable to AARP will be accepted on the day of the class. An optional lunch for $5 may be reserved with one-week notice – check the senior center for details.

For more information about the Senior Services Division, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/seniorservices or call 301-600-1605.

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