The Wayne County Office on Aging is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program, formerly known as "55 Alive."

The Wayne County Office on Aging is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program, formerly known as "55 Alive."

The 8 hour classroom defensive driving course and the 4 hour classroom refresher course is designed for drivers 50 and older. AARP offers these courses each year, which results in automobile insurance company discounts to qualifying policy holders 55 years or older who successfully complete the course.

There are no tests, and membership in AARP is not required. All automobile insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania are mandated by state law to give a minimum discount of 5% to all qualified policy holders who complete the course.

To qualify for the 4 (four) hour class, evidence must be provided with pre- registration or at class registration that you have previously taken one of the classes within the last thirty-six months (3 years). Such evidence could be a copy of your Course Completion Certificate from the previous course or a copy of your auto insurance policy that indicates you are currently receiving a discount for Defensive Driving.

The eight hour class, taught by a volunteer instructor, is given in a two day period in two, 4 hour sessions.

The non-refundable fee is $14.00 ($12.00 for AARP members) per person, paid in advance when registering for any class. All AARP members, please bring your membership card to class. Payment is made by check or money order payable to AARP.

Class size is limited, so advance reservations are required to assure placement in the class. Those completing the course will be given a certificate which is valid for three years.

Attendance at both class days is required for certification. Remember to bring your drivers' license and a pen to class.

Call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 253-4262 to make a reservation and get directions to one of the classes listed below or if you have any questions regarding these classes.

Lunch is served at noon daily at each of the senior centers. Those individuals who are interested in eating lunch at a center are asked to call at least one day before the date of the program to make their reservation. Any individual over the age of 60 may reserve a lunch and contribute to the cost of the meal on a donation basis. If you are under the age of 60, the cost of the meal is $7.10. Please visit our website for more information about the many services offered.

Eight Hour Class

Time for both days 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Site: Honesdale Senior Center

April 25 & 26, 2013

June 27 & 28, 2013

August 22 & 23, 2013

Site: Hamlin Senior Center

October 24 & 25, 2013

Four Hour Class:

Hawley Senior Center: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 24th, June 12th; August 7th; Oct 9th; Oct 30th