Senior Driver Safety Program

You’re not the same driver you were when you were at 16 … or 35 … or 65. As we age, our driving abilities change—and our physical state can influence our behind-the-wheel state, too. Older drivers have challenges that programs like the AARP Driver Safety Program can help address.

Senior Driver Safety Program Highlights

Every year, there are new driving regulations and rules, as well as advances in car technology and safety. Everyone, no matter their age, needs to stay current on their driving skills.

That’s why twice a year, Mary Greeley Medical Center offers the AARP Driver Safety Program. Created specifically for drivers age 50 and older, the program reviews:

  • current road rules, including safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes, and other new technology
  • defensive driving techniques
  • common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time
  • how to minimize blind spots, change lanes, make turns, and maintain good following distance behind a car
  • medications and driving
  • driving distractions and evaluation of skills and abilities

How to Take the AARP Driver Safety Program at Mary Greeley Medical Center

Mary Greeley hosts two AARP Driver Safety Programs each year, in April and October. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course; consult your insurance agent for details. AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. To find exact dates and times, search our online schedule of programs. You may also contact us at 515-239-2423 in Ames or 800-303-9574 from anywhere in Iowa.

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Learn more about Mary Greeley Medical Center Senior Health Services. Call us at 515-239-2423 in Ames or 800-303-9574 from anywhere in Iowa.

Stay Healthy as You Age

You can take steps now to eat better and manage chronic conditions, including diabetes. Learn more about the types of diabetes, and find guidelines for creating a healthy eating plan. The Mary Greeley Medical Center Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center offers specially trained staff that can help you make better choices. Request an appointment, or contact the center at 515-956-2880.