DOVER -- Seniors who want to brush up on their driving skills are invited to attend an AARP Driver Safety class at Union Hospital.

The program will be Friday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Hospital's Rosenberry Conference room.

The class features a review of the rules of the road, coaching on defensive driving skills, and advice on how to drive safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. The class also helps senior drivers understand and adjust to changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.

Other topics covered in this four-hour program include defensive driving techniques, understanding the effects of medication on driving, and how to monitor your driving skills in the future.

No driving or written tests are given in the program. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members for the class and materials. Register for the program on-line at and click on "Health Events." Register by phone by calling the Union Hospital Community Relations office at 330-602-0778.

Those who complete the Senior Driving Program may become eligible for discounts from their automobile insurance company. Discounts are normally extended over a three-year period, and after that time the driver must renew the certificate by taking the class again. It is best to check with the driver's insurance agent to determine whether a discount applies.