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Registration begins Sept. 1 for an AARP Driver Safety Program to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2 and 3 at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The program is designed to meet the needs of drivers 50 years and older. Many insurance companies offer reduced rates to drivers who receive a certificate of completion. Patrons must register in person at the library’s reception booth. Fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Registrants must present a current AARP card at enrollment to receive discount. For more information call 422-4990.

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The Oak Lawn Senior Center, 5330 W. 95th St., will hold a Box Lunch Day on Thursday, Aug. 30. The sponsor for the lunch is Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, 3260 W. 98 St. in Evergreen Park, which provides non-medical homemaker support to seniors. Services include house cleaning, food preparation, shopping, laundry, companionship, medication reminders and taking seniors to appointments. Presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and bingo. Tickets may be purchased at the Center, cost is $4.

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A Meals on Wheels program is available to Evergreen Park residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.

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Palos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets for events must be purchased one week in advance. Entertainment includes musicians, singers, luncheons, movies, plays and bingo.

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The Worth Township Seniors will hold a Rules of the Road class for Worth Township residents from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 3 at Worth Township Center. For an appointment call 371-2900, Ext. 28.

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The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Membership is free. Visit the group at the Worth Park District Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games begin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information.