Centers to Offer AARP Course

CLEARFIELD – 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.  For the convenience of county residents, original and or refresher courses will be held at four local Centers for Active Living: Clearfield, Karthaus, Kylertown and Mahaffey.

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. 

The Clearfield Center in the CCAAA Inc. building at 103 N. Front St., Clearfield will hold the original, eight-hour class in two sessions: Wednesdays, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and the Refresher class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  To register, contact the CCAAA Inc. at 765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571.

The Karthaus Center for Active Living will hold a refresher class on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3637 Main St., Karthaus.  Registration for the Karthaus classes can be made by calling 263-7277.

The Kylertown Center for Active Living will hold the original, eight-hour class on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 70 Senior Dr., Kylertown.  A light lunch will be available for a donation.  Register for the class with the Kylertown Center at 345-6338. 

Mahaffey Center for Active Living is offering the original class, to be held in two sessions: Nov. 14-15 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Mahaffey Fire Hall, 958 Market St., Mahaffey.  Please register for this class by calling the Mahaffey Center at 277-4544.

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.  Anyone completing the original class at least three years prior is eligible to be recertified by taking the refresher course.  AARP membership is not a requirement of taking the courses.

Information on this and other programs, meals and activities is available by calling the CCAAA Inc. at 765-2696 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Inc. Web site at www.ccaaa.net.

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the CCAAA Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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