HRH TO HOST 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE, NOVEMBER 17
October 22, 2012
Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) is offering a driving educational class Saturday, November 17th, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Healthcare Conference Rooms 2 & 3.
This class is designed as a refresher course to help you learn the effects of aging on driving. The course addresses physical changes that can affect your driving ability and behavior, and ways to compensate for these changes.
Recent studies have shown that fatal crashes involving a driver 70 years of age or older fell about 37 percent between 1997 and 2008 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While the report suggests that further studies are needed to determine the exact reason for the decline they believe that improvements in health among older adults and self-restriction of older drivers are factors in the findings. This information reinforces the work of the driver safety program in making safer drivers on the roads and awareness of age-related changes.
The cost for the program is $14.00/person. During November, veterans and their spouses are able to attend the 55 Alive Class free of charge (must show some type of identification). Seniors may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance rates by completing this four hour course. Seniors may also receive a discount on course expense if they are a member of AARP. Snacks will be provided by Holy Rosary Healthcare. Registration is required. To register or to obtain more information, please call 233-2604.