POINT PLEASANT — While many adults preach on driving safety to teenagers, remaining safe on the road is important at any age and AARP will soon be offering a driver safety course for seniors at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH).
According to Koneda Devrick with the PVH Auxiliary, the AARP Driver Safety Course is the first and largest course of its kind for drivers ages 50 and over. The course will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 30, in the Buxton Conference Room at PVH. Devrick added those wishing to attend must pre-register to ensure enough classroom materials are available.
In recognition of Veterans Day, it was also noted that the course will be free for veterans and their dependents. According to a release from AARP, all military personnel, whether active or retired, are able to take this course for free, as well as military spouses, which included widows and widowers, and dependent children. Veterans should bring valid military identification to the classroom, such as discharge papers, American Legion cards, or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) cards. Dependents should also bring identification, such as a dependent ID card or an American Legion or VFW membership card.
It was also noted in the release that the class will cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Devrick stated those attending the class will learn various safety strategies to help with your confidence behind the wheel. Devrick added those attending may also be eligible for a car insurance discount.
For more information on the course, visit www.aarp.org. To register for the class at PVH, call Devrick at 304-675-6743 and leave your name and number.