Senior Notes

October 11, 2006

Arnold center offers Alzheimer's lectures

The Arnold Senior Center is offering a series of lectures for people caring for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The lectures will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, "Communication With a Loved One Affected by Dementia," practical information on effective communication and handling the behavior of a person with dementia.

Oct. 25, "Mission NOT Impossible: Managing Behavior in a Loved One Affected with Dementia," prevention and management of disturbing behaviors. 410-222-1922.

South County offers computer seminars

The South County Senior Center is offering a series of computer seminars from 10 a.m. to noon on the following days:

Friday, "Computer, E-mail and Internet Security and Safeguards."

Oct. 20, "Home Computer Maintenance and Basic Troubleshooting."

Oct. 27, "Home and Home Office Networking Set-up and Issues."

The seminars will be held at the center, 27 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater. Sign-up is not required, but you must be a senior center member. 410-222- 1927.

Trips to Virginia, Baltimore planned

The Annapolis Senior Center has announced two trips:

Oct. 19, Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore to see Ragtime.

Nov. 28-30, Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, Va., and Williamsburg Pottery.

To register and learn more about the trips, visit the center at 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, or call 410-222-1818.

Volunteers sought to teach life skills

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

Activities include mentoring, tutoring and giving advice on life skills, with attention to children in Head Start, special education or those who live in shelters or 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. 410-222- 4464.

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