Japanese AARP Volunteer Receives Community Service Award

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Stanley Fukai

Stanley Fukai

Chicago, IL  – Longtime AARP Driver Safety Program volunteer Stanley Fukai received the Japanese American Community Service Award from the Asian American Coalition of Chicago on Saturday, February 23 at the 30th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration.  Since 1996, Fukai has served as an instructor for AARP’s Driver Safety Program, which strives to help seniors maintain safe driving skills and independence.  He is the only instructor in Illinois to offer classes in both English and Japanese.

“Stanley Fukai is a hard-working volunteer who for 15 years has helped countless Chicago-area drivers, especially older drivers, to stay safe on the roads through AARP’s Driver Safety program,” said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director. “We are thrilled that Stanley is receiving this well-deserved honor.”

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest driving refresher course for people ages 50+.   The course reviews current rules of the road, how to operate a vehicle safely in an increasingly challenging driving environment, and how to compensate for common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. To locate a class, please click here.

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