Senior notes

May 31, 2006

Activities planned at Annapolis center

The Annapolis Senior Center has announced the following activities:

Tomorrow, registration for summer session classes.

Monday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., trip to South River Colony shopping center in Edgewater.

Tuesday, 1 p.m., music by Blues Works, with Judy Luis-Watson and Paul Wilson.

June 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

June 8 and 29, 12:30 p.m., holiday bazaar workshop.

June 9, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Walking Club will explore downtown Annapolis. Event will be canceled if it rains.

June 12, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., talk on reverse mortgages.

June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lunch Club will travel to Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Annapolis. Registration.

June 14, 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Reiki clinic to be offered. Register for appointment.

June 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., day at Mayo Beach.

June 19, 1 p.m., presentation on hospice living.

June 19 through 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., accepting donations for annual flea market. All items should be in good condition. No clothing.

June 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, mini-massages for head, neck, hand and back. Call for appointment.

June 21, 1 p.m., Caribbean party with Johnny Walker. Registration.

June 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

June 22, 6 a.m., trip to Deale for a day of fishing. Price of the trip is $50, which includes pole and bait. Bring hat, lunch, drinks and cooler for fish. Registration.

June 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., flea market.

June 26 and 27, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Safe Driving Course. Fee: $10, payable at time of registration.

June 29, 10 a.m. to noon, wellness seminar. Brunch served at 10 a.m. Registration.

June 30, 10 a.m., to 1 p.m. Walking Club will go to Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis.

The center is at 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Eastport. 410-222-1818.

O'Malley center sets trip to Massachusetts

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

The trip costs $529 (double occupancy) or $669 (single), including taxes and tips. A deposit of $200 is required, with the balance due by Friday. An itinerary is available at the center, 1275 Odenton Road. 410-222-6227.

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 or living in shelters and family-support centers.

Participants 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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