AARP Driver Safety Program Set Oct. 16 at Union Hospital

Seniors and all drivers who are 50 will learn the understand the affects of aging and how to adapt their driving habits during the upcoming AARP Driver Safety Class coming up on Friday, October, 16 at Union Hospital.

The four-hour class is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital’s Rosenberry Conference Room located next to the hospital cafeteria. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members to cover the cost of the class and materials, and is payable the day of the class.

The class is limited to 24 participants and registration is requested. Registration can be completed on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org by selecting the “Health Events” link, or by calling (330) 602-0778.

The class features a review of the rules of the road, coaching on defensive driving skills and advice on how to drive safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. The class also assists senior drivers to understand and adjust to changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

The class also will give senior drivers a better understanding of the effects of aging on driving skills and how they may be affected by medications they are taking. Instruction is given in the classroom only. No driving or written tests are given as part of the program.

Those who complete the AARP Driver Safety Class may be eligible for premium discounts from their automobile insurance company.

More information about Union Hospital and all of its services provided to the community are available on the hospital’s website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s page on Facebook.

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