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AARP Smart Driver Program

RSVP is sponsoring the AARP Smart Driver Program from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. This will be the last class until late March 2015. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course, which is directed towards drivers 50 and over. The program covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; when to use a car phone; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess one’s own and others’ driving abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.” For more information or to enroll call the CMC Senior Center 970-384-8747.

What to Do When Someone Dies

Have you lost a loved one recently? Do you have questions on how to administer their estate? The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will host an informational workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. This workshop, presented by a representative from Brown & Brown PC, will cover topics such as probate vs. nonprobate, how and when to distribute the assets, what taxes may be owed, creditor claims, what if there isn’t a will, what happens if the family starts fighting, and does the court need to be involved. Space is limited and registration is recommended. To register, call 970-945-1241 or visit You may also register by calling the library at 970-945-5958.

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