Senior notes

August 26, 2005

County seeks seniors to mentor children, teach skills for living

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is seeking "volunteer grandparents" to work with children 15 to 20 hours a week.

Activities will include mentoring, tutoring and giving advice on life skills, with extra attention for those in Head Start, special education, shelters and family support centers.

Other activities include reading stories; listening to children; working with puzzles; and helping children learn to feed themselves and set a table, and learn colors, numbers and the alphabet.

Volunteers must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, free transportation, sick leave, lunches and medical exams.

Information: 410-222-4464.

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 Snowshoe and Elkins.

Nov. 3, 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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