Shepherd hosts driving course for seniors

Shepherd of the Valley is sponsoring the AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators Course for seniors 60 or older this August. The state-certified course, which can qualify attendees for auto insurance discounts, is being offered at the Poland location Tuesday and Thuursday.

The course runs from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. each day with an hour for lunch provided by The Janis Cefalu Insurance Agency and by Shepherd of the Valley at the Howland location.

The class limited to 15 participants, so registration is required. The cost is $10 for AAA members and $15 for nonmembers and includes lunch. To make a reservation, call Lynn Miller, 330-530-4038, extension 2057.

The course is approved for insurance discounts by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles under Ohio’s Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course for Drivers age 60 and up. Participants must be at least 60 to qualify for an insurance discount and meet any other criteria required by the insurance carrier. The insurance company determines the amount of the discount, which is good for three years.

The state certified instructor will show participants, through interactive classroom-based instruction, the most up-to-date information on mature driver’s education. Focus areas include vision, adjusting speed, road rage, drowsy driving, prescription medications, driving emergencies and more.

For more information, visit the Community Events page at, or contact Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, extension 2057, or via email at

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