Published on July 24, 2014

Genesis Hosts AARP Smart Driver Course

Genesis Medical Center, Silvis will host a AARP Smart Driver Course on Aug. 12-13 in the Larson Center.

The course helps drivers learn proven safety strategies on how to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that often develop with aging.  Following completing of the eight-hour course, you may be eligible for a discount from your car insurer.

Classes will be noon-4 p.m. each day.

Since 1979, the AARP Smart Driver course has helped more than 15 million drivers to adjust their driving methods as they age.  The course covers various health and safety strategies to keep you safe while on the road.  Individuals 50 and older are encouraged to attend, but those under that age will not be excluded.

With 19 areas of customization, the course is tailored to meet the needs of participants by providing Illinois-specific information that is easy to access and understand.

The course incorporates adult learning principles, and the classroom course guidebook features reader-friendly print, full-color pages, an easy-to-follow format and supplemental course videos.

Course fees are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, please call (309) 281-5060.

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