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Community Services of Starke County 

 

 

'AGE OF CHAMPIONS" - MAY 21, 2014 (WEDNESDAY) - 1:00 P.M. AT THE HENRY F SCHRICKER LIBRARY

"Age of Champions" is the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.  You will meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.

Refreshments will be served; please call 772-7584 to reserve your seat.

Co-sponsored by Northwest IN Community Action Corporation.

 

SUCCESS FOR THE APRIL 12, 2014 - "TAILGATING WITH DAVID HAUGH & CHARLIE ADAMS"

We extend our thanks to all who attended, donated, and bid on auction items.

The net profit was $8,025 which will support the congregate meal program, home-delivered program and homemaker service.

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 new course will be offered on May 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break.

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. The menu for the day has not yet been published. Please call Patricia Minix, Elderly Services Program Coordinator, at 772-7682 by May 15, 2014 to register for the training and lunch.

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.

 

 

     

 

This site was last updated 07/16/14   Doug Boyle