AARP Driver Safety Course: On Tuesday, November 5, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, the Mattapoisett COA is hosting the AARP Driver Safety Course for licensed drivers of any age. Pre-registration is required no later than November 4 at noon.
Why take a driver safety course? Because driving has changed since you first got your license, and doing so could save you money.
By taking a driver safety course, you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. There is no test to pass.
You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans. After attending the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.
Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members; and free to Veterans. Make checks payable to “AARP.”
There will be a lunch break. You may bring your own lunch or pay a separate $3 fee for pizza at the COA. Anyone with questions may call Jacqueline Coucci, Council on Aging Director, at 508-758-4110.
Musical Entertainment with Two for the Road: On Thursday, November 7, join Two for the Road as they take you on a musical journey. By making each of their voices flow together in harmonious rhythm, singers Susan Fournier and R. Robert bring their audience to feel the power of music that can change your mood and move your soul.
The duo will perform an eclectic collection of songs to satisfy many interests. Songs include “Cabaret,” “At Last,” “Stardust,” “Can I Have This Dance,” “Up on the Roof,” “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s opera, and many more!
Lunch will be Thanksgiving style, with roast turkey, stuffing, mashed butternut squash, and salad. The meal will be served at 12:15 pm, and the performance will begin at 1:00 pm. Cost is $8 for meal and the show. Pre-registration, with payment, is required no later than November 4. The Mattapoisett venue is still to be determined, based on the number of people registered. Call 508-758-4110 to sign up or for any questions.
Estate Planning Luncheon: Estate Planning is something we all need to do, regardless of age, marital status, or wealth. You want to do the right thing for yourself and your family. You want to protect your financial future by preserving your assets. You want the security of knowing that your estate will be handled exactly the way you want. Don’t miss this presentation that will also include information on Health Care Proxies, Veterans’ Benefits, Homestead Acts, Living Trusts, and more.
The lunch and speaker series will be held at the Mattapoisett COA, 17 Barstow St., on Tuesday, November 12. The lunch of veggie lasagna will be served at noon, with the presentation beginning at approximately 12:15 pm. Cost is $3 for lunch; the presentation is free. Pre-registration is required.
Speaker Jane E. Sullivan, an attorney, has over 25 years of experience working with clients of all ages in all aspects of Estate Planning and Administration, with a special emphasis on Elder Law. She is an Accredited Estate Planner.
Please call 508-758-4110 to register no later than Friday, November 8 (please note that the COA will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day).