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  • 55+ Defensive Driving

    Learn defensive driving techniques that can help prevent accidents. Adults 55 and older can save 10% on car insurance premiums in MN by completing this course. No written or behind-the-wheel test required. Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer you a 10% reduction for three years if you complete the Minnesota Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course taught by professional, certified instructors. This course is two sessions of classroom - no driving test and no written test required. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate you can then share with your insurance provider. The first and last name you enter when you register for the class will appear on the certificate. To ensure receiving your certificate at the end of class, register one week before the class date. If you register after that deadline, you will receive your certificate in the mail.
  • 55+ Defensive Driving Refresher

    If you have taken a state-approved 8-hour defensive driving course (55+) in the past, you can renew your 10% car insurance discount by taking this 4-hour refresher course. This course is one 4-hour classroom session - there is no written or behind-the-wheel test. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate you can then share with your insurance provider. The first and last name you enter when you register for the class will appear on the certificate. To ensure receiving your certificate at the end of class, register one week before the class date. If you register after that deadline, you will receive your certificate in the mail from the Minnesota Safety Council.
  • 55+ Defensive Driving VIRTUAL CLASS

    **This is a Live Virtual ZOOM class, taking place in 4-hour segments over the course of 2 days. You will be able to interact with the Instructor.** Learn defensive driving techniques that can help prevent accidents. Adults 55 and older can save 10% on car insurance premiums in MN by completing this course - no written or behind-the-wheel test required. Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer you a 10% reduction for three years if you complete the Minnesota Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course taught by professional, certified instructors. This course is two sessions of classroom - no driving test and no written test required. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate you can then share with your insurance provider.
  • Before and After the Funeral

    After a loved one dies, family members are bombarded with questions and decisions that must be made before the funeral, and afterwards to settle the deceased's estate. Understanding those questions in advance will help ease the burden. Learn when probate is necessary, and the steps that you can expect in settling the deceased's affairs. Course will be taught by Bonnie Wittenburg, a a Minnetonka-based estate planning, probate & trust administration lawyer and Jeanne McGill, an independent funeral consultant.
  • Create Your Health Care Directive

    Who would speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Advanced Care Planning is a process that identifies what is most important to you concerning quality of life and living. This class will prepare you to develop a Health Care Directive, a written document which describes your choices. AN EXCELLENT REVIEW FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE A HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE. Mary is a Certified First Steps Advanced Care Planning Facilitator, certified through Honoring Choices Minnesota. This class is being held online, interactive through Zoom. You can choose to enable your camera and audio, or just view the live content. More information will be sent after enrollment and before class.
  • Planning Your Personal Life After Retirement - What Do You Do Now?

    Most people plan for the financial side of retirement, but often don't focus on the personal side. Explore the personal life-planning questions you need to ask yourself and/or discuss with your spouse or partner before you retire. Most people look forward to retirement. However, leaving one life to begin another is often more difficult than expected. Whether you planned in advance for retirement or it came unexpectedly, there are many aspects of retirement and a “new life” that many never think about prior to retirement. After you retire, your daily life will change in more ways than you probably imagine. Developing a clear picture of how you want to live your life after you retire will help you make better plans and adapt more easily to the changes retirement brings.