Senior Notes

January 02, 2003

Maryland City center opens at Laurel church

The county Department of Aging has announced the opening of the Maryland City Senior Activity Site at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 8402 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel.

The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 301-317-7983.

O'Malley center events offer variety this month

O'Malley Senior Center will offer several programs this month. The center is at 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. Here is a list of events at the center:

A program on vascular disease with Terry DeVeaux, an acute-care nurse practitioner and clinical coordinator of the Maryland Vascular Center at North Arundel Hospital, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. It will offer information on the various types of vascular disease including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Ailments of the foot and ankle, especially those relating to diabetes, will be the topic of a presentation by podiatrist Timothy Lynch at 11 a.m. Jan. 14. He will discuss symptoms, treatment, medication and the newest technology available.

The state comptroller's office is looking for senior citizens to work as temporary employees. Full- and part-time jobs are available this month through May with training provided. Representatives will provide information on pay rates, work hours and job descriptions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15. Applications may be filled out during this time.

Piano player and entertainer Greg Lupton will perform at 11 a.m. Jan. 22. Specializing in the musical styles of the early 1900s, Lupton will play old-time jazz, ragtime, boogie woogie, stride and blues. Everyone should bring a friend so they can enjoy dancing.

Marge Torrance, trip coordinator at the senior center, is accepting reservations for the Myrtle Beach trip planned for March 2 to 6. The trip includes four nights at the Wyndham Myrtle Beach Resort with an ocean view from a private balcony. The trip also includes four buffet breakfasts, three shows, outlet shopping and round-trip transportation. The price is $387 per person for double occupancy or $486 for single occupancy. Torrance is available at the center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information on all programs: 410-222-6227.

Maryland City site offers classes in dancing, arts

The Maryland City Senior Activity Site offers classes for people 55 and older:

Line dancing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Drawing and sketching is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Crafts is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Painting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Tai chi is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Beginning ballroom dancing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursdays.

Quilting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursdays.

The center is at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 8402 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel. Registration for classes will be accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center. Information: 410-222-4464, Ext. 3053, or 800-492-2499.


MTA photo IDs:

Maryland Transit Administration will be on hand to issue photo IDs to be used on MTA buses, light rail and subway by people 65 and older, at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Proof of age must be shown. The passes are free. 410-222-6847.

Managed-care plan :

Medicare beneficiaries in the county are eligible for a new managed-care plan. A representative from Aetna, the insurance carrier, will be on hand at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Brooklyn Park Senior Center. 410-222-6847.

Health online:

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers tips on finding reliable health resources on the Internet in the latest edition of its newsletter, Learn to Live at Fifty Plus. Individual and bulk copies of the free newsletter may be requested through the Health Department's Learn to Live Line: 410-222-7979.

Membership drive:

Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, has begun its 2003 membership drive. Membership is free and open to those ages 55 and older. Members are entitled to participate in classes, trips, meals and games and have access to the billiards room and library. The center also offers events such as holiday luncheons, theatrical programs and an annual picnic. 410-222-6680.

Bereavement support:

South County Senior Center offers "Bereavement: Working Through It," a free, informal discussion group with Norma Crane, for those ages 55 and older. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sewing classes:

Annapolis Senior Center will offer sewing classes for seniors at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month. The classes are free. Senior center membership is required. 410-222-1818.

Volunteers sought:

The county Department of Aging is seeking volunteers for its Seniors Volunteering for Results program. Volunteers will participate in an orientation and receive on-site training and supervision, accident and liability insurance and qualification for Anne Arundel County SHARE. Openings are available for volunteer income tax assistants, middle school mentors, participants in Men Who Read, telephone reassurance callers and elementary reading tutors. 410- 222-4464.

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