Senior Notes

September 12, 2004

Recreation council to meet at noon Tuesday

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Westminster Riding Club for lunch, a meeting and program.

Chicken stir fry will be served for lunch. Reservations ($8.75) should be made in advance at 410-876-9896.

No reservations are needed for the general membership meeting and program at 1 p.m. The public is welcome.

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-386-2604.

Information network to meet Wednesday

The Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Senior Center.

SPIN is made up of people who work with senior citizens at senior centers, retirement communities, nursing homes and more.

Reservations are requested. Information: Debbie Frame, 410-848-4049.

Senior Nature Club to meet Wednesday

The Senior Nature Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Senior Activities Center.

The group will carpool to Bear Branch Nature Center for a hike to the raptor cages.

Participants should take their lunch and a beverage.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave. Information: 410-848-3874.

Bureau of Aging offers classes at senior centers

The Bureau of Aging offers classes for senior citizens at all five county senior centers.

Class topics include art, crafts, music and dance; computers; and health, wellness, fitness and relaxation. Many classes are offered through Carroll Community College for a nominal cost.

Some programs offer a free introductory class. Programs vary at each center.

Most fall classes begin this month, and registration has begun.

The bureau suggests that those wishing to participate in any physical-activity program consult their doctors first, especially if they have medical conditions that might be affected by exertion. Some programs might require the participant to sign an informed-consent agreement.

Information: Bureau of Aging, 410-848-4049; or the individual senior center.

Inclusion program offers activities for the disabled

The Bureau of Aging's Senior Inclusion Program is designed to offer retirement activities to older adults with developmental disabilities.

The program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Activities focus on health and fitness, arts and crafts, recreation, dance and music.

The Developmental Disabilities Administration determines eligibility and available funding.

Activities include:

Bell ringing performance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Coffee Klatch.

Bell ringing at Summerville Assisted Living at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22.

Game day at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Westminster center offers card party, dance

The Westminster Senior Center has announced its scheduled activities.

A Coffee Klatch will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday featuring conversation and entertainment. Registration is requested.

Betty Lou's Progressive 500 Card Party will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 410-526-7517.

Blood pressure screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The health topic at 12:15 p.m. will be on cholesterol.

Carroll County TRIAD will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the center. TRIAD is an organization where senior citizens and law enforcement agencies work together to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and education for older residents.

A country dance will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 and includes supper at 4 p.m. Reservations are required.

A creative rubber stamping class will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The cost is $2 and materials will be supplied. Registration is required.

Haircuts will be given from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Reservations are required. A donation is requested.

A new craft class will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 6 for 10 weeks. The cost is $20 plus materials. Assorted crafts, including sewing, quilting, needlepoint, cross stitch and holiday decorations will be made. Registration is required.

A food giveaway is held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday.

The center is holding a raffle for a handmade, Victorian-style quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Site Council. The drawing will be held Dec. 15.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Music, cards, bingo planned at North Carroll

North Carroll Senior Center has announced the following activities:

Country and variety music will be played Tuesday.

The center's pool team has openings for players ages 60 and older. The team participates in the Carroll County Pool League. People are welcome to join the team or play for fun in the pool room, which is open daily except Wednesdays when a league game is played at 8:30 a.m.

Senior Information and Assistance will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A Progressive 500 card party will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served. Reservations are required.

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