The AARP offers refresher courses for drivers older than 50. This course must be completed before submitting a certificate to your insurance company for a possible rate reduction. Classes cost $14. AARP members receive a $2 discount. Bring your driver's license, AARP membership card and fee to the first day of class, unless you are otherwise instructed when you register. To find a class and register, call toll-free 1-888-227-7669 or go to www.aarp.org/drive to get registration information. The AARP also offers an online course in which the same information and strategies are taught. The online course is self-paced and interactive. The course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Go to www.aarp.org/drive for more information. Or you may call these coordinators, by community: Roger Block, (813) 269-9184 (Brandon, Plant City); Anna Valdes, (813) 876-0409 (Tampa); Lou Tovey, (813) 634-7399 (Sun City Center). Classes and locations for April:
April 13: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Davis Park Senior Center, 612 N Parsons Drive
April 26 and 27: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., H2U at Brandon Regional Hospital, 119 Oakfield Drive, Room 228 (across from hospital)
Sun City Center
April 1 and 2: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sun City Center's Kings Point
April 19 and 20: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sun City Center's Caper Room
April 8 and 9: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., West Tampa Library, Union Street at Howard Avenue
April 19 and 20: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Forest Hills Recreation Center, 724 W 109th Ave.
April 21 and 22: 9 a.m. to noon, Sheriff's Substation, W Waters at Hanley Road
April 21: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., University Community Hospital, Tampa Auditorium, Main Hospital, 3100 E Fletcher Ave.