HCMC to Host AARP’s Safe Drivers’ Class May 9 & 10

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center will host an AARP Safe Drivers’ Class Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Classrooms 2 and 3. A light breakfast will be served, compliments of the hospital. Both sessions must be attended. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members with checks payable to AARP.

Henry County Medical Center offers the class yearly through our Senior Stars program.  AARP Safe Drivers’ volunteer teacher, Mary Hershey, conducts the 8-hour course for adults in our area.

What will I learn by taking the course?

  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots.
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car.
  • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technologies used in cars.
  • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities.
  • The effects of medications on driving.
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and of how you can avoid potential collisions and injuries to yourself and others.

What else do I need to know?

  • The course is available in a classroom and online setting. The cost for the online course is $17.95 for AARP members and $21.95 for non-members.
  • You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details.
  • You may be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.
  • The AARP Driver Safety Program has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads since its inception in 1979.
  • Although it is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.
  • AARP membership is not required to take the course.
  • There is no test to pass.

How can I register?

To register for the class at HCMC, call 731-644-3463 or 800-246-2508 or online at www.hcmc-tn.org. To register for the online course, visit aarpdriversafety.org.

You’ll receive a certificate of completion after attending the course. Presenting this to your insurance agent can often result in a reduction in your premiums.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.