AARP Driver Safety Classes scheduled, reservations needed

There will be several AARP Driver Safety classes held in the coming weeks.

¯ Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at First United Methodist Church in Fredonia from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Call Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530 to register.

¯ Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Cassadaga Branch Library, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. both days. Call Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530 to register.

The class fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Payment is by check or money order made out to AARP. Participants need to bring a pen, driver’s license and AARP membership card (if a member). Anyone 18 and older with a valid NYS driver’s license may attend and not only learn proven safety strategies, but also receive a significant discount on their car insurance. Seating is limited, so call promptly to reserve a place.

¯ Sept. 20 and 21: The South Stockton Wayside Chapel, located at 5537 Route 380, Sinclairville, has just added an AARP safe driver class from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The registration phone number is 224-3280. Class fee for AARP members is $20 and for non-AARP is $25 payable by check made out to AARP, which will be collected on the first day of class. It helps to have the check made out in advance. Bring AARP membership card, driver’s license, and a pen to class and plan to arrive 15 minutes early the first day to allow for registration. If once registered you find you are unable to attend the class, please be courteous and call to cancel your reservation to give the spot to someone else. The classes are open to any age NY licensed driver. Class size is limited for classes. If unfamiliar with the area, take a trial run to make sure you know where the church is, which is located on Route 380 approximately 5.6 miles past Kimball Stand and just past the Red Bird Cemetery if coming from Jamestown.

¯ Sept. 26 and 28 (note this is a Wednesday/ Friday class) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Portland Baptist Church, 7081 West Main Road, Westfield. Call 224-3280 to register.

¯ Oct. 22 and 23, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main Street, Brocton. Call 224-3280 to register.

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