Senior Notes

October 01, 2003

Program offers electric wheelchairs to the disabled

The Senior Mobility Program makes electric wheelchairs available at no cost to senior citizens and the disabled.

The wheelchairs are provided to eligible clients who cannot walk and cannot operate a manual wheelchair. Information: 800-451-0971.

O'Malley Senior Center schedules AACC classes

O'Malley Senior Center will offer several classes at Anne Arundel Community College, including "Basic Word Processing," "Intermediate Acrylic Painting," "Journal Writing," "Middle East Politics," "Clay Sculpting," "Intermediate Yoga," "Beginning One Stroke," "Basic Computers" and "Personal Computer Level II."

The center is at 1275 Odenton Road. Information: 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Ginger Cove community establishes foundation

Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis has formed the Ginger Cove Foundation. The foundation allows individuals and groups to make tax-deductible gifts to the community.

Ginger Cove, founded in 1988, has more than 350 residents.

A recent $8.8 million expansion devoted to assisted living includes a 45,000-square-foot wing with 30 private suites for residents who need help with daily activities.

Pascal center schedules trips to Jug Bay, New York

Pascal Senior Center is planning a number of trips for members, including:

Oct. 9, tour of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation administration building, followed by lunch at Quiet Waters Park Cafe in Annapolis.

Oct. 16, bus trip to Tilghman Island for an all-you-can-eat crab feast.

Nov. 6, King of Prussia, Pa., for dinner and the Holiday on Ice show.

Nov. 26, Radio City Music Hall in New York, featuring the Rockettes in the Christmas show.

Dec. 19, a Christmas concert at St. Matthew's Church in Hanover, Pa.

Information: 410-222-6682.

Hospital offers classes in yoga for all skill levels

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering yoga classes for all skill levels. Most classes are held at the hospital's Sajak Pavilion on the second floor. The classes include "Beginning Yoga" from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Department of Aging lists volunteer opportunities

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging offers volunteer opportunities:

The Korean Friendship Project needs volunteers to help Korean families adapt to American culture.

Volunteers are needed one or two days each month to place morning calls to seniors through the Telephone Reassurance Program.

The Friendly Visit Program runs in tandem with the Telephone Reassurance Program. Friendly Visit matches adults with senior citizens for regular visits and outings. Clients and volunteers are subject to background checks. Training is provided.

Help is needed in the Department of Aging office.

YWCA Camp Letts needs gift shop help after lunch and dinner daily and during events throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed to train as mediators, office volunteers and event volunteers for the Conflict Resolution Center of Anne Arundel County.

Food Link drivers are needed to transport bakery goods from a local grocery store to a food site. Owners of trucks, station wagons or vans are encouraged to volunteer.

Anne Arundel County Detention Center needs volunteers to share talents in hobbies and arts and crafts, and those who can present lectures on specific topics.

The American Cancer Society in Gambrills needs office help and outreach assistance.

Information: 410-222-4464.

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