Simpson University for Seniors to Host “Age Well Drive Smart” Seminar

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University for Seniors will host a free California Highway Patrol seminar for older adults—or for adults whose parents are aging—called “Age Well Drive Smart: Keys to Driving Safer and Driving Longer.”

The class will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the J.D. Williams Suite on the third floor of the Owen Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive. A free lunch will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Collord Room inside the university dining center.

Chuck Spafford, a senior volunteer with the CHP office in Redding, will conduct the seminar. A student manual will be provided.

The Age Well Drive Smart program was designed by the CHP to help seniors tune up their driving skills, refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road, learn about normal age-related physical changes and how they affect driving ability. It is estimated that by 2020, more than 6 million California drivers will be 65 and older.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, call Lacey Heitman at the CHP at 530-225-2715 or email


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include bachelor's degrees in Spanish and nursing, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Learn about our new Science & Nursing Building at For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations