AARP Driver Safety Program
CONCORD — The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered at Emerson Hospital in Concord on Tuesday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 9, (two-day, eight-hour course). Presented by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and sponsored by Emerson Hospital, the classroom refresher course focuses on compensating for physiological changes that can affect the perceptual skills of drivers over 55 years of age.
The course, taught by Dr. Harold D. Homefield, a trained volunteer instructor, covers many facets of driving such as traffic interaction, vehicle safety, adverse driving conditions and rules of the road. The AARP Safe Driving Program, begun in 1978, is the first and only driver education course designed specifically to help the older driver compensate for normal age-related physiological problems such as slower reaction time, vision and hearing deficiencies.
The two-part, eight-hour course will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 2 and May 9, with a noon lunch both days. The cost of the course is $10 to cover supplies. Lunch will be provided at no charge on both days. The AARP Safe Driving Program is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation call Jan Quinty at Emerson Hospital at (978) 287-3085.
Well Adult Clinics
AYER — Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, in conjunction with the Ayer Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 18 Pond Street, Ayer. Blood Pressure screening will be available at this time.
GROTON — Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, in conjunction with the Groton Board of Health, announces that announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Wednesday, April 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 163 West Main Street, Groton. Blood Pressure screening will be available at this time. No appointment is necessary.
Quit smoking class at NVMC
AYER — Nashoba Valley Medical Center is offering a “Quit Smoking” class for six consecutive Thursdays beginning April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Classes will take place in Conference Room B and the cost is $150 for the series. Light refreshments will be served.
The classes will address “Learning how to become a non-smoker,” “Preparation for quitting,” “Remaining a non-smoker,” “Developing a personal action plan for staying quit,” and “Your future as a non-smoker.”
Space is limited and early registration is suggested by calling (978) 784-4632. Payment in full is expected at the first session.