Senior notes

August 19, 2005

Partners in Care given $24,300 to develop transportation program

The Ride Partners program of Severna Park-based Partners In Care has been awarded $24,300 from a state program aimed at developing volunteer transportation services for low- and moderate-income seniors.

The funds come from the Senior Rides Demonstration Program, which was established by the General Assembly last year. Applications were submitted from around the state.

Partners in Care, working with the Annapolis Department of Transportation and Volunteer Maryland, has provided rides to seniors for medical appointments over long distances. The grant will allow the program to be expanded for small fees during nontraditional work hours.

The nonprofit Partners in Care also announced that it has been awarded two AmeriCorps positions for the fiscal year.

The organization links seniors with neighbors who help them with occasional tasks and errands.

Information: 410-544-4800 or partnersincare.org

Pascal Senior Center announces year's trips

Pascal Senior Center has announced trips for the year, including:

Sept. 19-23, weeklong trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., and the Adirondacks.

Oct. 1-3, train ride through Tygart Valley Gorge in West Virginia, and visits to Snow Shoe and Elkins.

Nov. 3, the reopening of the Walters Art Museum's Charles Street Building.

Dec. 1, Christmas From the Heart, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.

Dec. 8-9, Williamsburg, Va., at Christmastime, and the holiday lights display in Newport News Park.

Dec. 15, concert of songs and carols at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pa. Lunch at Hickory Bridge Farm. Participants must be age 55 or older and members of the center. Information: 410-222-6682.

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