Senior Citizens

AARP Smart Driver™ Course

AARP Smart Driver™ Course
     AARP Driver Safety Programs are innovative classroom driver retraining programs for persons 55 and older which are designed to help improve driving skills. The eight-hour course or the four hour refresher course will be offered. Minnesota State Law requires all insurance companies to give a premium reduction to all persons 55 years of age and over who complete this course. AARP Driver Safety (ADS) offers the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. The AARP Smart Driver Course is participant friendly and easy to follow. Learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash. Understand the links among the driver, vehicle and road environment, and how this awareness encourages safer behavior. 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 safely when sharing the road with other road users. Learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles. Class is limited to 30 students. Preregistration is required. Bring your driver’s license to class. Fee includes AARP materials and host fee. Register one week prior to class date.
     $18 AARP members, bring card to class
     $23 non-AARP members
4-hour refresher for those who have already taken the 8-hour course
     Tuesday, June 13; 8 am-noon, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Tuesday, September 19; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Tuesday, November 14; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
8-hour class for new students
     Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance

Toenail Clinics McLeod County
     The McLeod County Public Health Nursing Service offers toenail clinics for residents of McLeod County, age 55 and older, or under age 55 with a handicapping condition. Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm at Linden Wood Apartments, 215 Linden Avenue West, Winsted, MN. The fee is $20, payable at the time of service. A sign up sheet is available at Linden Wood Apts. call 320-485-4303 to set up an appointment. The focus of the clinic will be toenail care. No other health screenings will be conducted at the nail clinic. The goal to assist ambulatory/mobile seniors attain and maintain optimal health and independence through regular assessment and maintenance of toenail/foot care. If you have any questions, call McLeod County Public Health at 320-395-2568 or 320-864-3185 ask to speak with a nurse.
60+ and Healthy Clinics
     The 60+ and Healthy Clinics provided by Wright County Public Health provides foot care for the senior citizens of Wright County. We trim toenails to meet the needs of those seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. We will check blood pressures if needed and as time allows. The 60+ and Healthy Clinics charges a $15 fee for foot care services. This fee is necessary because our clinics are no longer being funded by grant money. However, if you are unable to pay the $15 fee, you will not be turned away from our clinic. If you have any questions, please ask clinic staff or call Wright County Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456. If you are unable to attend, or miss a clinic in your area, please feel free to attend a clinic in any of the communities.
•2nd Tuesday during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November; 9:30-11:30 am, Howard Lake Community Center, above Public Library, 617 6th Avenue