AARP will hold several driver safety classes for seniors in April.
“The classes are designed to freshen up the skills of senior drivers,” said class instructor Barbra Manis.
Classes cover changes in the law, signs and signals and also offer an up-to-date state issued driver handbook as well as an AARP driving handbook.
“We cover how to make choices, when you start having trouble with your eye sight or your hearing and limitations on your flexibility,” Manis said.
Instructors will make suggestions to participants on how to adapt to these changes.
“We go into great depth and try to help seniors with the aging process,” Manis said, “and how to make decisions with their driving habits for the better.
“We are all creatures of habit and we kind of get set in our ways and this is a way we feel like we’re helping seniors to stay safer as drivers.”
The April class schedules are:
April 1: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at West Park Baptist Church, 8833 Middlebrooke Pike, Knoxville;
April 7: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blount Memorial Health Center, 200 Associates Blvd., Alcoa;
April 8: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Buckingham Retirement, 7303 Manderly Way, Knoxville;
April 13 and 15: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CFB Financial Services, 1298 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge;
April 15 and 16: noon to 4 p.m. at Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road, Knoxville;
April 19 and 20: noon to 4 p.m. at Loudon County Senior Ctr., 901 Main Street, Loudon;
April 22 and 23: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Everett Senior Center, 702 Birchfield Street, Mayrville;
April 28 and 29: noon to 4 p.m. at Methodist Med-Cheyenne Ambulatory, 944 Oak Ridge Way, Oak Ridge;
April 28 and 30: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shannondale Community Ctr., 1507 New Providence Rd., Maryville.
For registration information about these and all other AARP driving courses call Barbra Manis at 922-5648.