Senior notes

April 26, 2006

O'Malley center plans trip to Mass.

The O'Malley Senior Center will offer a trip to Massachusetts from June 12-15. The trip will include three nights at the Holiday Inn Select, three breakfasts and dinners, guided tours of Boston and Salem, and a whale-watching cruise. Also included are a visit to Quincy Market and a Boston Pops concert.

The cost of the trip is $529 (double occupancy) or $669 (single); all tips and taxes are included. A deposit of $200 is required with the balance due by June 2. An itinerary is available at the center, 1275 Odenton Road. 410-222-6227.

S. County center schedules trips

Trips scheduled by the South County Senior Center include:

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

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

The center is at 27 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927.

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 or special education and children living in shelters and family-support centers.

Other activities include reading stories, doing puzzles and helping children learn to feed themselves and set a table, as well as 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.

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