Senior notes

February 22, 2006

Medicare lecture scheduled in county

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will offer lectures on Medicare Advantage Plans at the following locations:

Friday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road.

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave.

March 3, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane.

March 6, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

March 8, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (in Korean), Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane.

March 14, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.

March 15, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Lake Shore Plaza.

Information: 410-222-4464.

S. County center schedules trips

Trips scheduled by the South County Senior Center include:

April 26 and 27, trip to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Linden Hall and Nemacolin Woodlands in Laurel Highlands. Trip includes buffet dinner, overnight lodging and breakfast. Cost: $265 per person for double and $325 single.

May 9, B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, lunch at Chiapparelli's in Little Italy. Cost: $69.

May 23 and 24, trip to Philadelphia to visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center, Christ Church Cemetery and National Constitution Center. There will also be a trip to the Italian Market and Termini Brothers Pasticceria. Cost of the trip, which includes transportation, meals, lodging, baggage and gratuities, is $280 for double or $345 single.

The center is at 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927.

South County sets events at center

Events scheduled by the South County Senior Center include:

Today, 12:30 p.m., showing of the movie Must Love Dogs.

Tomorrow, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., "Windows XP: Useful Operations" workshop. Membership and registration required.

Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., computer workshop on cut and paste functions. Membership and registration required.

Monday, 1 p.m., "Armchair Explorer" features slides and photos of Egypt.

March 8, 1 p.m., Blues Works musical show.

March 15, 1 p.m., Wild Irish Roses will present Irish dancing and fiddling.

The center is at 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927.

Arnold center plans activities

Arnold Senior Center has scheduled events:

Today, 9:30 a.m., students from Arnold Elementary School will practice reading with center members.

Tomorrow, 10 a.m., introduction to bird carving and painting class. A 10-week class combining beginner and intermediate levels will begin April 6. Registration begins March 1.

Information: 410-222-1922.

Seniors sought to teach life skills

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is seeking "volunteer grandparents" to work with children 15 to 20 hours a week. Activities include mentoring, tutoring and giving advice on life skills, with extra attention for children in Head Start, special education, shelters and family-support centers.

Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, free transportation, sick leave, lunches and medical exams. Information: 410-222-4464.

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