Driving course planned Wednesday

Senior Notes

November 06, 2005

The South Carroll Senior Activities Center will hold a "Roadwise Review" from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 5745 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

The event is a free chance for seniors to check their driving abilities. "Roadwise Review" was created to help seniors drive safely longer by helping them to:

Identify health and fitness issues that affect their driving by enabling them to check visual, mental and physical responses.

Identify steps to reduce their risk behind the wheel.

Talk with their doctor about how to maintain their fitness to drive.

Monitor their "driving health" in privacy.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-549-1357.

Group promises cornucopia of fun

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

The program will be a cornucopia of games and fun. Roast turkey will be served for lunch.

Reservations ($8.75) should be made at 410-876-9896.

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

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-386-2604.

Harvest Ball to use `swing time' theme

The Westminster Senior Center will hold its Harvest Ball from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the center, 125 Stoner Ave.

The theme is "Swing Time Salute to Big Band Sounds" with music from By Heart.

Refreshments will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dress is semi-formal.

Tickets are $6 and reservations are required.

Information: 410-386-3850.

Town meeting set on conference on aging

The Carroll County Commission on Aging will hold a town meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at the Bureau of Aging, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will focus on the White House Conference on Aging on Dec. 11 to 14. The conference is held every 10 years and determines policy regarding older adult programs at the national level.

Dr. F. Michael Gloth III will be the keynote speaker. As a member of the planning committee, he will provide an inside view of the conference and its development.

President Bush named Gloth, a Finksburg resident, to serve on an Advisory Committee for the White House Conference on Aging. The committee will advise the 17-member policy committee.

Those attending the meeting will have the opportunity to raise topics of concern or ask questions about the present and future regarding the older adult population.

Information: 410-876-5052.

Program will clear snow, ice for seniors

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging is starting a program this winter called A Clear Path. The program will provide assistance with snow and ice removal for isolated adults 60 and older, and individuals with disabilities 50 and older.

People requesting the service must live in Carroll County and have medical needs that require them to have help shoveling.

People who want to find out whether they qualify for the program or who know someone who would benefit from the service can call Brenda Shipley at 410-386-3802.

Those interested in volunteering to assist should call 410-456-3984.

AARP planning fall travel outings

AARP Carroll County Chapter 662's planned trips include:

Nov. 16: The Tom Netherton Christmas Show and lunch in Lancaster, Pa. The cost is $62.

Dec. 21: The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pops Holiday Spectacular and lunch at Boulevard & Beyond. The cost is $48.

Information, reservations: 410-795-6609.

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