Senior Notes

Senior Notes

October 08, 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 New York, Pa.

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

Tomorrow, 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 in Severn, Glen Burnie and Pasadena 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. The camp also needs clerical assistance and help with landscaping and groundskeeping.

Volunteers are needed at the seven senior centers, assisting the frail elderly. Greatest need is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

County Office of Emergency Management needs volunteers with public speaking experience to serve as community emergency readiness trainers.

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.

Advancement Via Individual Determination seeks tutors for children in grades six to nine.

Information: 410-222-4464.


Coupon program: The state Department of Agriculture has allocated more than $35,000 in coupons to the county to be distributed to seniors and Women, Infants and Children recipients for redemption at county farmers' markets.

Safe at home: Red Cross representatives will discuss home safety at 10 a.m. today at Brooklyn Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Handling medicine safely also will be discussed. 410-222-6847.

Fitness equipment orientation: Barbara Raflo, an Anne Arundel Community College fitness instructor, will give instruction on the proper use of exercise equipment at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Pascal Senior Center. Registration is required. 410- 222-6680.

Bazaar workshop: Annapolis Senior Center will offer holiday bazaar workshops from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and Oct. 23 at the center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. 410-222-1818.

Mat-cutting workshop: O'Malley Senior Center will sponsor a mat-cutting workshop from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Oct. 20 at the center, 1275 Odenton Road, The cost is $3 for a mat. Registration is required. 410-222-6227.

Alzheimer's Association walk: Genesis ElderCare-Hammonds Lane Center will hold a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Association from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the center, 613 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Walkers, wheelchair pushers, sponsors and walk helpers are needed. 410-626-3400.

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