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AARP Driver Safety Program
This classroom training program is designed to help persons 55 and older improve their driving skills while teaching them how to avoid accidents and traffic violations. Course completion is required to initiate auto insurance discounts. Instructors are trained volunteers.
  • Four Hour Refresher - for persons who have completed the eight hour course within the preceding three years.
  • Eight Hour - for persons who have never taken the training or for persons who have not taken the refresher course for more than three years.
Classes are held at the Crossings/Brookwood, 6201 N Lilac Drive, Brooklyn Center. Register at the Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Advanced registration is required by mail or in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash not accepted.)  For a list of classes, call the Community Center at (763) 569-3400 or refer to the Recreation Brochure. For additional class offerings in the area, call AARP at (952) 858-9040.

Senior Linkage Line
A service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. This is a free telephone information and assistance service for senior adults and their families. Don't know what to ask? Don't know what's available? Call (800) 333-2433. You can talk to a person who can help you assess your situation and introduce you to the resources available in your community. Calls are free of charge, although there may be a charge for services you are referred to. Calls answered from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 pm weekdays. Some days experience a high volume of calls; be prepared to leave your phone number and a message. Messages can be left 24 hours a day or e-mail
Free Help For Medicare Beneficiaries
Confidential & Free Assistance. One hour appointments - Second Wednesday of the month at 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 am at the Community Center. To schedule an appointment,call Kelly at (763) 569-3405.

Any Medicare beneficiary is eligible for this service which answers many of the questions arising from the recent changes in Medicare.
  • Choosing the best supplement health insurance 
  • Understanding Medicare including Part D
  • Applying for medical assistance 
  • Sorting out medical and hospital bills 
  • Assisting with questions about long term health care insurance.

Volunteer counselors are trained by Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Blood Pressure Screening
West Fire Station, 6250 Brooklyn Blvd
Tuesday-Friday, 8-10 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Availability depends on response to emergency calls.