Refresher Course

Drivers can get a brush up on driving safety and techniques during the AARP training course July 25 and 26 at the Jackson County Senior Center.

During the month of July, all educators and school personnel, both current and retired, are eligible to take the AARP classroom drivers’ training course for just $5 per person. 

Those individuals who have been an educator, or have worked for a school district or university in any capacity may take advantage of this promotion. This includes everyone from custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers, and even parents who home school their children.

The class will be held at the Jackson County Senior Center on July 25-26 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days.

 AARP has a long history of supporting and celebrating educators.  In 1947, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded the NRTA (formerly known as the National Retired Teachers Association) to help address the economic challenges and health needs of retired educators.  In 1958, Dr. Andrus opened the organization to all older Americans and AARP was born.  It’s in honor of this transformation that AARP Driver Safety will be offering the Educator Appreciation Promotion.

 Since 1979 the AARP Driver Safety Program has helped over 13 million drivers learn safety strategies and adapt to physical and cognitive changes related to aging. The course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides a refresher of the rules of the road.  Plus participants may qualify for an automobile insurance discount by completing the classroom course.

The class is open to the general public as well. If you are not an educator, but a member of AARP, the cost of the course is $12.  Non AARP members pay $14.  To register for the class, call Bill Caudill at 1-256-776-2134.  The class size is limited to 25 people. Early registration is encouraged.

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