Cars have changed, along with traffic rules and driving conditions since many people learned to drive decades ago. To help drivers stay safe, the Emerson Hospital Center for Rehabilitative and Sport Therapies is hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course on Wednesday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Concord Meadows Corporate Center, 300 Baker Avenue, Concord, in the Normandy conference room.
Hosted by Emerson Hospital and led by an AARP consultant, this five-hour classroom refresher course encourages drivers to review the rules of the road, better understand the updated technology in new vehicles and learn strategies to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and response time.
Materials, including a textbook, cost $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, with coffee and light lunch included. Some car insurance programs give a discount for people who take the class, you can inquire with your insurance agent. Topics covered include how cars, roads and drivers have changed in the years since many people learned to drive.
There is no written exam or driving test, and participants will receive a certificate of completion. Parking is free at the Concord Meadows Corporate Center, located at 300 Baker Avenue, Concord, about one mile from Emerson Hospital. From Route 2, look for signs to Baker Avenue (across from Best Western and Paparazzi) and then for the Concord Meadows Corporate Center. Drive through the parking lot and park near the Welch’s entrance. Come through the main lobby and look for signs for the AARP course in the Normandy conference room.
For more information and to register, call Kristen Dixon Keilty at (978) 287-8244. Class size is limited so please call to register.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.