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AARP Offers Driving Course for the Deaf

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., PRNewswire/ -- AARP, in cooperation with the Connecticut Commission of Deaf and Impaired Hearing, will present a special 55-Alive Defensive Driving course for deaf drivers next week.

The course will be taught by Helene and Dom Bonura, experienced signers from Vermont, who have traveled extensively presenting the program.

The AARP 55-Alive Defensive Driving Program is for drivers 50 and older. The course discusses how aging effects reaction time and vision, and addresses problems facing senior drivers. There are no physical or written tests. After completion, the participant may be eligible for a significant insurance discount.

The course for the deaf will be held at the office of the state Commission of Deaf and Hearing Impaired, 1245 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Conn. The eight-hour course is given in two four-hour sessions: Monday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10.

For more information, call the Commission of Deaf and Hearing Impaired at (860) 566-7414 or (800) 708-6796, or Charles E. Woodard, chief trainer for the AARP 55-Alive Defensive Driving Program, (860) 677-4345.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; advocate on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assist members to serve their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These benefits include AARP Webplace at www.aarp.org, Modern Maturity and My Generation magazines, and the monthly AARP Bulletin. Active in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it!

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