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Senior driving class at Griffin

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Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the course is […] [Read More]
Senior Motorists

Watermark in Bridgeport to host senior driving safety class

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On Friday, April 10, The Watermark at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host an AARP-sponsored safe driving course designed for individuals over the age of 50. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior living community.   The course will be taught by an AARP instructor, who […] [Read More]
The 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby.

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host prom safety awareness night

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  Juniors and seniors of Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St.,  Derby. The free event will feature a panel of emergency medical technicians, police officers, a physician from Griffin Hospital’s […] [Read More]
Categories: accidents, Derby

CDC: 1 in 3 truck drivers in fatal crashes weren’t wearing seat belts

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More than one in three truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that buckling up could have prevented about 40 percent of these deaths, and names seatbelts as the “single most effective intervention” in […] [Read More]
Senior Motorists

Senior driving class at Bridgeport Hospital

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AARP’s Smart Driver Course takes place Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the first-floor Administration Conference Room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, which covers handouts and instructional materials. Classes are taught by trained AARP instructors. Successful completion may entitle […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host AARP driver safety program

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Griffin Hospital in Derby  will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the […] [Read More]
Toys with small pieces, such as these, are among those that safety experts advise against buying for small kids this holiday season.

Be savvy about toy safety this holiday season

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With holiday shopping season unofficially underway, you’ll likely be looking for items for the little ones in your life this year. But experts advise caution when picking playthings. As toys have advanced technologically, so have their associated risks, according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Unfortunately, every year, recalls are issued for toys and other products […] [Read More]
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AARP sponsors driving course for seniors in Bridgeport

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On Friday, Sept. 19, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host the AARP Smart Driver™ Safety Course, a class designed to help people over the age of 50 navigate roads more safely and comfortably. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Ave. […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, traffic safety