Senior Notes

November 01, 2006

Second mural to honor artist

The South County Senior Center will unveil today the second of two murals funded in memory of a former artist and member.

The new artwork, measuring 4 by 8 feet, will depict South County landmarks and was painted by Keron Martin, a member of the Edgewater center. A ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the center, 27 Stepney's Lane in Edgewater.

The first mural, which was 12 by 20 feet, was designed and painted by honors arts students at nearby South River High School. It was composed of 12 interlocking puzzle pieces, 11 showing scenes such as seniors' bus trips, and exercise and computer classes, and the last one a blank white, that says only "You."

Sharon Poet, the senior center's director, said the late member and artist Christine Wooddell donated the funds for the mural. She died in 2003.

For more information, 410-222-1927.

Dementia lecture series scheduled

The Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., will offer the following series of lectures for people caring for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The lectures will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:

Nov. 14, "The Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Related Dementias." Learn about causes and current research for treatment and prevention of the diseases.

Nov. 21, "Who's on First? Communicating with a Dementia-Affected Loved One." Get practical information on communication effectively and establishing solid groundwork for managing behavior problems.

Nov. 28, "Mission NOT Impossible: Managing Behaviors in a Dementia Affected Loved One." Learn to successfully prevent or manage disturbing behaviors while maintaining your own control. Registration. 410-222-4464.

Hospice offers information

Hospice of the Chesapeake will provide information on its services at the following senior centers:

Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park.

Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to noon, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold.

Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton.

Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater.

Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis. Information: 410-987-2003, or www.hospicechesapeake.org.

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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