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AARP Driver Safety Program

NEWTON, NC (Aug. 25, 2017)—The Newton Parks and Recreation Department, the Catawba County Council on Aging, and AARP are sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program at the Newton Recreation Center.

The program will be held from 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center, located at 23 South Brady Ave.

The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads.

The course gives participants the skills to tune up driving skills, update knowledge of the rules of the road, and learn more about normal age-related physical changes. Participants will learn how to adjust their driving to allow for these changes and reduce traffic violations and chances for injuries. Participants may also receive a discount on auto insurance for completing the course.

Participants must have a valid driver’s license to enroll. The fee is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 per person for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, or to register for the class, contact the Catawba County Council on Aging at 828-328-2269.