AARP News: March-April 2019

The Dillon area AARP Chapter # 5336 sponsored a 4-hour AARP Smart Driving Course on Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Council for the Aging, 205 East Main Street, Dillon, S.C. Eleven participants completed the course with Dr. Paula Martin, instructor and AARP volunteer.
The course is designed to update driving skills, provide knowledge of hazards of the road, teach ways of compensating for Norman age-related physical changes, and help reduce traffic violation, accidents and injuries.
Completing the course gives a 3-year insurance discount and must be repeated every three years to keep the discount active.
For more information or to register for the 2020 class, call Dale Hardaway at 843-774-8740.

The Dillon Area Chapter # 5336 of AARP, Inc. met on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the meeting room of the Council for the Aging at 2:00 p.m. with 17 members and 1 guest attending. President Frances Tyler presided and conducted the opening rituals. The business session followed with reports from officers and committees.

Mr. Herbert Jacobs introduced the speaker, Mr. Tramone Hester, Public Relations officer for Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group. Mr. Hester gave members information concerning services available by the Recovery Group in times of crisis. Active since hurricane Matthew, Recovery Group partners with the Red Cross and businesses to provide help to those in need who have been affected by disasters. Mr. Hester answered questions from the chapter members and was thanked for the information given.
The Meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.
Anyone 50 years or above, whether working or retired is invited to join the local AARP chapter, which meets the second Monday of each month excluding July and August. Membership in the national organization is required to become a member of the local chapter.

The Dillon Area Chapter # 5336 of AARP, Inc. met on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the meeting room of the Council for the Aging at 2:00 p.m. with 17 members and 2 guests in attendance. President Frances Tyler presided issuing a very warm welcome to all. The usual rituals were observed after which Leila Smith presented a meditation. The business session followed during which officers and committee chairpersons gave reports and made announcements.
Mr. Herbert Jacobs introduced the speaker, Mr. Tony Clyburn, Dillon County Administrator. Mr. Clyburn outlined his vision for the county, which included remarks on plans for disaster relief, improving roads, general development, clean-up and enforcement of litter laws, and being open-minded. Afterward, Mr. Clyburn answered numerous questions posed by chapter members. He was graciously thanked for his remarks.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.