The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is offering area individuals aged 50 and older the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety Program course.
The classroom course was developed by AARP to help drivers remain safe on today’s roads while providing the bonus of a three-year discount on the eligible course graduates’ car insurance.
In honor of veterans, AARP is offering veterans and their families both the original and the refresher courses free during the month of November. However, the class is open to all, with a nominal cost to others: $14 for non-AARP members and $12 for members. Checks are to be made payable to AARP and are to be given to the instructor on the first day of class.
Class size is limited and the required registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis, so early sign-up is suggested. You may register by contacting the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging at 765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571.
The original, eight-hour class is being held in two sessions: Wednesdays, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. For those whose previous training has passed the three-year mark, a refresher class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Both courses will be held at the Clearfield Center for Active Living, in the CCAAA building at 103 N. Front St., Clearfield.
All automobile insurance companies conducting business in Pennsylvania are required to provide a premium discount to graduates of the Driver Safety Program who are 55 years of age and older. Couples who both have a driver’s license are required to each be certified in the program in order to be eligible for the discount. AARP membership is not a requirement of taking the courses.
Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Clearfield Center at 765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA web site at www.ccaaa.net.
Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.