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AARP offers driving course for seniors, and other Hernando news

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AARP offers driver safety class to seniors

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered at several locations in Hernando County in November. The course is open to drivers 50 and older who, upon completion, may receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums. The certificate is valid for three years. The cost is $15 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $20 for nonmembers. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

• 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 and 5, Salishan Retirement Living, 191 Astaire Lane, Spring Hill. Call Lawrence, (352) 835-7017.

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville. Call Marge, (352) 678-1533.

• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105, Spring Hill. Call Murray, (904) 535-2999.

• Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Wayne, (352) 597-9590.

• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. Call Bill, (352) 556-3050.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22, Downing Funeral Home, 1214 Wendy Court, Spring Hill. Call Dom, (352) 684-2524.


Courses help seniors with balance, diabetes

The Department of Health in Hernando County and Elder Options invite area residents to participate in the following programs at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. To register for either program, call (352) 540-6817.:

• “Everyone with Diabetes Counts,” a free, six-week diabetes education class, will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 18 through Dec. 23. It is designed to help those with diabetes understand and successfully manage their disease. The series encourages small lifestyle changes and offers information on understanding the disease, nutritious foods and meal planning, goal setting, physical activity, medications, disease complications and overall health. There is no cost, but registration is required.

• “A Matter of Balance,” a free eight-session series, will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 22. It is designed to help seniors increase strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls at home. There is no cost, but registration is required.