Community Services of Starke County
Program Ends in Koontz Lake
The owners of Country Roads closed the restaurant
June 1, 2014, thereby ending the restaurant voucher program for senior
citizens. This program was good for the seniors in the Koontz Lake
area since they met regularly for lunch and socialization. Community
Services will attempt to reinstate a similar program in the area if at all
Awards to Community
Services of Starke County
Kankakee Valley's Operation Roundup Program
awards $2,000 for the repairs needed at the North Judson Senior Center's
roof and cabinetry.
Starke United Fund awarded $1,000 to
Community Services to support the homemaker program in Starke County.
Community Services board and staff are very grateful to these two
organizations for their continued support over the years!
AARP’S DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Community Services of Starke will be sponsoring a new and improved
AARP Driver Safety course – named "AARP Smart Driver Course".
The Smart Driver Course will be conducted at Community Services of
Starke County, 311 E Culver Road, Knox, Indiana.
AARP’s Smart Driver Course has proven to be "effective at reducing
driving errors." The participants were confident that the course would
increase self-policing behaviors and overall safety.
AARP volunteer, David Daley, will conduct the training sessions. The
cost will be $15.00 for AARP members (must bring your membership card)
or $20.00 for non-members; the cost includes the training and book.
Persons over the age of sixty wishing to stay in for lunch will be
requested to donate $2.00 towards the cost of the meal.
Please call Patricia Minix, Elderly
Services Program Coordinator to indicate your interest in attending a
As a result of completing the course, participants will learn safety
strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash, understand
the links among the driver, vehicle and road environment, learn how
aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect
driving ability and ways to adjust to allow for these changes, increase
confidence, know how to drive safety when sharing the road, learn the
newest safety and advanced features in vehicles, and learn when driving
may no longer be safe.
Participants should check with their insurance company to see if they
may be able to lower their vehicle insurance premium upon presentation
of a certificate of completion of the AARP Smart Driver Course.
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