United Seniors rally to include program on prescription...

SENIOR DIGEST

January 10, 2001

United Seniors rally to include program on prescription drugs

The 24th annual United Seniors of Maryland legislative rally will be held Jan. 24 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis.

The theme will be "Prescription for Health: What's the Best Medicine?" Topics will include prescription drug coverage, long-term care and community-based services fostering independent living.

About 350 people attended the rally last year, when weather complications hampered the turnout. If Anne Arundel County schools are closed because of inclement weather Jan. 24, this year's rally will be held Jan. 25.

Registration is $10 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. The breakfast will be available starting at 8:15 a.m., and the program will start at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be at 11:10 a.m. Participants will then split into groups by geographic area for caucuses with legislators.

Parking will be available at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $4, with shuttle service provided to and from the auditorium.

County senior centers are also arranging group transportation on a reservation basis.

Information or to register: Charles Culbertson at 800-60-SENIOR or 410-823-6432, or send a check for $10 payable to United Seniors of Maryland to Culbertson at 412 Carolina Road, Towson 21204.

Seniors sought for jobs handling income tax returns

The state comptroller's office is recruiting senior citizens for temporary employment from February to May, to assist in the handling of income tax returns.

Clerical positions are available, with responsibilities that include scanning, editing, and sorting and opening mail.

Typing positions are also available, and include data verification and entry.

Representatives of the office are scheduled to visit O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton, at 10 a.m. Tuesday with information on pay, work hours and job descriptions.

Information: 410-222-6227.

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