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AAA RoadWise Driver Course
Driver improvement courses for seniors presented by AAA, the leader in driver safety.  AAA Certified Instructors will lead a class created specifically for drivers 55 and older.  AAA’s new RoadWise Driver class is designed to help mature drivers be better, low risk drivers.  This course qualifies for Defensive Driver Discounts on Minnesota Auto policies and will cover topics like: 
  • What’s Changed In Driving And Top Concerns Of Older Drivers
  • Top Causes of Crashes Involving Older Drivers and How to Avoid Them    
  • Extending Your Safe Driving Career
  • Distractions, Drowsiness, Aggressive Driving & Road Rage
  • Managing Visibility, Time and Space
  • Alcohol & Medications

Each student will receive a workbook to keep and a certificate to present to your insurance company at the completion of class.

Fee – 4 hour class: AAA Members $18 & Non-members $21
Fee - 8 hour class: AAA Members $22 & Non-Members $25
AAA membership information call: 952-927-2602
Register at:, call 952-927-2602 or the community center front desk

Class locations:
Brooklyn Center Community Center (BCCC), 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy
The Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry.

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 Medicare & Health Insurance Counseling
Meeting location: Brooklyn Center Community Center

Find answers to your questions about Medicare and health insurance, a free service supported by federal and state dollars and sponsored by Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA). One hour individual morning appointments are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month.

Volunteer counselors are trained by MAAA. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-333-2433. Ask for a Health Insurance Counseling appointment at the Brooklyn Center Community Center.

Example of questions:
· Choosing the best supplement health insurance
· Understanding Medicare Part D
· Low Income Options and Medical Assistance
· Sorting out medical and hospital bills
· Medicare coverage for a given service
· Appeals

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.