Health Department to offer Fifty-Plus programs this...

SENIOR DIGEST

February 06, 2002

Health Department to offer Fifty-Plus programs this month

The Anne Arundel County Health Department is offering a Learn to Live Fifty-Plus Peer Education Program. Health Department officials will visit different sites and use an interactive trivia quiz to teach older residents about healthful nutrition and habits to improve quality of life.

Programs will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Glen Forest Nutrition Site, Glen Burnie; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at College Parkway Place Nutrition Site, Annapolis; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Pinewood Village Nutrition Site, Glen Burnie; and 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Claiborne Place Nutrition Site, Annapolis.

Information: 410-222-7979.

Calendar

Bazaar workshops: Annapolis Senior Center will hold bazaar workshops from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 14 at the center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Participants will make decorations and other items to be sold at the holiday bazaar in December. Information: 410-222-1818.

Bone density: O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, will offer bone density screenings from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the center. The test involves a low-intensity X-ray of the heel. Registration is required. The cost is $30. Information: 410-222-6227.

Storyteller: South County Senior Center will present "Songs and Tales of African-American Folklore" at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Storyteller Alice McGill will present stories, chants, songs and rhythms of various ethnic groups. The program is free. Information: 410-222-1927.

Theater: Wheatfield Theater Company will perform The Bickersons, a re-creation of the radio show, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 14 at O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. Refreshments will be served. Those planning to stay for lunch must make reservations. Information: 410- 222-6227.

Radio history: Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, will present "A Day of Broadcasting in Baltimore" at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in the center's auditorium. The program on the history of radio will feature openings to radio shows such as Don McNeill's Breakfast Club, Amos 'n' Andy and The Hit Parade, and a display of sound effects and radio equipment. Information: 410-222-6680.

Senior trips: South County Senior Center in Edgewater has announced trips scheduled for this year: Sight and Sound - Daniel, a Dream, a Den and Deliverer on March 20 in Lancaster, Pa.; "The Palace of Gold - America's Taj Mahal," Wheeling, W.Va., April 16-18; and Winterthur Museum and Gardens, and Wyeth House and Studio in Delaware on May 3. Senior center membership ($10 a year) is required. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.

Music, dance: South County Senior Center in Edgewater offers music and dance classes. The 10-week classes, which began last month, include: "Regular Line Dance" (knowledge of basic dance steps and terminology required), 11 a.m. to noon Mondays; "Chorus," 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays; "Tap Dance," 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; "Beginners Line Dance," 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and "Music Appreciation," 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Information: 410-222- 1927.

Tap dancing: Vicki Smith will teach tap dancing classes from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information and registration: 410-222- 1927.

Line dance: Mike McIntyre will teach the basics of line dancing from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information and registration: 410- 222-1927.

Caregivers conference: "Caregiving: Meeting the Challenges," the 10th annual caregivers conference sponsored by the county Department of Aging, the Central Maryland chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Anne Arundel County Community College, will be held May 10 at the college. The goal is to offer support to family caregivers and present information to professional caregivers. The cost is $15, which includes meals and supplies. College credit is available for an additional fee. Information: Marjorie Crain, Department of Aging, 410-222-4464.

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