Senior Notes

July 10, 2002

Financial adviser to give seminar on benefits tomorrow

Independent LifeStyle Association Inc. is sponsoring a senior benefits seminar featuring adviser Larry Prascus at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Sheration Barcelo, across from the Westfield Shoppingtown (Annapolis Mall).

Prascus, president and founder of Security Financial Services Inc. in Severna Park, offers seniors information on developing personalized financial plans. Topics will include avoiding taxes on interest and Social Security, earning higher yields without risking principal, avoiding the high cost of nursing home care, capital gains taxes, and the costs and delays of probate and estate taxes.

Information: 410-421-5806.

Art courses to be offered at South County center

South County Senior Center in Edgewater is offering courses through Anne Arundel Community College this month. Classes, which meet at the center, include:

"Folk Art," 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, today to Sept. 11.

"Watercolors," 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, today to Sept. 11.

Art with illustrator John Taylor, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, tomorrow to Sept. 12.

"The Old Masters," from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays to Sept. 13.

"Traditional Art," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The center is at 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.

Annapolis center plans photo album seminar

Creative Memories consultants Michelle Carroll and Kathy Zurn will offer a seminar on creating photo albums from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and July 29 at Annapolis Senior Center.

The Monday meeting will be an informational presentation. The July 29 meeting will feature a workshop.

The presentation is free. The cost of the workshop is $10, which includes supplies. Information: 410-222-1818.

Elderhostel, health checks set at Pasadena center

Pasadena Senior Center is offering programs this month:

Little Old Ladies from Pasadena women's barbershop chorus rehearsal is from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 19 and July 26. Information: 410-437-5379.

Elderhostel, "Adventures in Lifelong Learning" will be presented by Joan McCracken at 10 a.m. today.

Blood pressure checks and diabetes monitoring will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Sue James of Nutrition Prescriptives will offer information and a discussion on diet and grocery shopping for diabetics from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18. Participants must register by Monday.

Representatives from the Maryland Transit Administration will be at the center from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 19 to take photos and issue ID cards for discounted fares on light rail, subway and MTA buses for those age 65 and older. Proof of age is required.

Susan Knight will present information on buying long-term care insurance at 1 p.m. July 24.

Pasadena center plans events for the summer

Events sponsored by Pasadena Senior Center this summer will include:

Trip to Steamboat Landing on July 19. The van will leave the center at 11 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Reservations are required by Friday.

Classes to be offered include "Art Appreciation: The Renaissance," "Microsoft Word," "Hula" and "Modern American Presidents." Registration for summer classes is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 19.

A shopping trip to the Amish Market in Annapolis is scheduled for Friday. The van will leave from the center at 9:45 a.m. and return at 2 p.m.

Pasadena Senior Center is at 4103 Mountain Road. Information: 410-222-0030.

Health talks, auction among O'Malley events

O'Malley Senior Center will hold these events this month:

Representatives from the Maryland Transit Administration will be at the center from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday to take photos and issue ID cards for discounted fares on light rail, subway and MTA buses for those age 65 and older. Proof of age is required.

Dottie Mach's Senior Sensations will present a musical revue at 10:30 a.m. July 23.

A nutrition talk for diabetics will be given by Sue James of Nutrition Prescriptives at 10 a.m. Monday. Registration is required.

A silent auction will be held from Monday to July 19. Volunteers will answer questions about items and explain the bidding process. Bidders need not be present to win and senior center membership is not required. Items to be auctioned include gift baskets, a computer scanner and printer, art, antique dishes, gift certificates, jewelry, Christmas items and pottery.

Susan Knight will discuss long-term care insurance at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

O'Malley Senior Center is at 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. Information: 410-222-6227 or 301- 621-9515.

South County center offers musical program

South County Senior Center has these events scheduled this month:

"Bereavement: Working Through It," an informal discussion group with Norma Crane for ages 55 and older, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Meetings are free.

Sylvia and the Rhinestones will perform at 12:30 p.m. today.

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