Sharpen driving skills and reduce insurance costs with AARP driving class on Nov. 12 & 13

Keep your driving skills sharp while at the same time reducing your insurance rate by taking an AARP Driver Safety Course being offered twice in November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Kansas insurance companies are required to offer a discount if presented with a certificate of completion of this AARP Driving Course. No test will be given and no AARP membership card is required. To find this two-session program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “driving.”

This program is offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 and 7, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, Near Gardner, and at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell, Overland Park. For either offerings, the cost for two five-hour sessions is $12 for AARP members or $14 for nonmembers and can be paid at the door. Be sure to reserve your spot at least one week in advance of the class, as space is limited. Call (913) 642-6410 to reserve your space.

While JCPRD 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the district's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the district's website at

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