Howard County Seniors

September 30, 1992

Library seeks volunteers for grandparent program

The Howard County Library is looking for older adults interested in sharing their time and experiences with some of the library's youngest patrons.

The Library Grandparent Program will bring the young and the old together in several ways.

Volunteer grandparents will be involved in reading to 2- and 3-year-olds on a one-to-one basis for an hour or two a week.

In addition, they will relate their childhood experiences to the children into fall programs called "Attic Treasures" and "School Days: Then and Now."

Older adults who are interested in making young friends and sharing their enthusiasm for stories and storytelling may obtain a volunteer application form at any Howard County Library location.

Before starting, volunteers will receive an orientation and free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon today in the meeting room of the Central Library.

Information: 313-7825.

TSU plays host to Senior Olympics

The 13th annual Maryland Senior Olympics, open to residents age 55 and older, will take place Oct. 8 to 10 on the campus of Towson State University and other selected sites.

Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, in cooperation with the Maryland Office on Aging, the Senior Olympics is the single largest senior athletic event in the state.

In addition to more than 50 individual events, three team events are scheduled, including three-on-three basketball, softball and volleyball.

Last year more than 1,400 seniors participated in the 58 events, which include archery, track and field, billiards, tennis, cycling and more.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded after each event to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Commemorative certificates will be given to participants.

This year's event has a dual significance, as it serves as the qualifying games for the 1993 national competition June 12 to 18, 1993, in Baton Rouge, La.

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