An AARP Driving Course will be offered at Fairmount Homes in two Wednesday morning sessions, September 21 and 28. The sessions are open to anyone 55 years of age and over. The course is eight hours long, split into two four-hour sessions from 8am–12 noon each day. They will be held in the Crest View Gathering Room at 1100 Farm Crest Drive on the east side of the Fairmount campus. The course is open to the public.

The cost of the course is $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-members, and may qualify participants to receive an insurance discount. To get the discount, you will receive a certificate of completion to show your insurance company after attending both sessions. If both husband and wife are on the insurance policy, both must attend the sessions to qualify for the discount.

This is an excellent program that not only will help save you money, but will address ongoing changes in seniors, vehicles, roads, and driving laws, and offer helpful defensive driving techniques and proven strategies to keep you safe on the road. The information is all given in the classroom, with no on-the-road driving and no tests. For anyone who has taken the course less than four years ago, a refresher course will be offered on Wednesday, September 14, from 8am–12 noon. To receive a certificate, 8 hours for beginners and 4 hours for the refresher course must be completed.

If you wish to participate, please call Colleen at 717.354.1893 to pre-register by Tuesday, September 6. Payment is due at the start of the first session. Please bring your driver’s license to the sessions. For the refresher course, verification of having taken the full course previously is required–either your previous certificate or a bill from your insurance company showing your discount. AARP members should also bring their AARP cards.