Tuesdays: March 19th, May 21st, July 23th, September 17th, November 12th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The AARP Smart Driver Course (formally Driver’s Safety) is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It has given millions of older drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads. In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior.
And the best part? There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road! You may get an insurance discount after taking this course! Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts available to you.
Cost: $15 AARP Members $20 AARP Non-Members
Pay by check or cash on the day of the class
Please sign up at Reception starting January 22nd.
If you wish to have your taxes done, please call the Senior Center starting January 2nd to schedule an appointment. This is a free-of-charge service through AARP.
(860) 889-5960. Call early, appointments go quickly!
Oh, I don’t have time.
Nope I can’t afford it.
It’s too expensive.
Who will take care of the dog?
I can’t because my husband, mother, sister isn’t feeling well.
I have to be available for my grandchildren.
There is no one else.
Next time I will.
Next year I will.
After I retire I will.
Yes, I really really want to but….
Have you heard and or said these things?
Is this what stops you from doing the things you dream about? The things you want to do?
Is this what stops you from making that bucket list.
Well you know what – there will come a time when you really won’t be able to do those things. It will be when your spouse or traveling partner is dead. When you have lost the ability to travel. When you truly have no money left because you gave it all to the kids.
So, change all of those things. Stop being that person who always has a reason to not do something. Become the person who is out and about. The person executing the plans.
My in-laws died before they could do any of the above things because they always had those reasons of why not to and unfortunately, they both died within 3 months of each other in their late 60’s.
My husband and I learned to get out there and travel, remodel the house, visit relatives, learn new things, question our wants and needs.
Live in the now. Don’t delay! Make your plans for 2019! Be present.
And you know what you’ll be happier. You’ll enjoy life more. You’ll have new stories to tell. And you’ll find more things you can and want to do. Get out there and enjoy life.
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