Senior Notes

January 31, 2007

Arnold center lists trip lineup

Arnold Senior Center will be offering the following trips this year:

April 18, Dover Downs.

May 2, New York City to see The Drowsy Chaperone.

May 14-18, San Antonio.

May 29, Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa., to see Social Security.

Sept. 4-11, Yellowstone National Park.

Oct. 18-19, Shenandoah Valley fall foliage tour. Further information is available at the center, 44 Church Road, Arnold. Reservations are accepted 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 410-222-1922.

South County center announces itinerary

This year, the South County Senior Center, 27 Stepney's Lane, will offer the following trips:

April 19-22, Historic Norfolk, Va. Includes Virginia International Tattoo and the Azalea Festival. Cost is $619, single. Departure time to be announced.

April 22, Virginia International Tattoo, Norfolk, Va. Cost is $11, which includes lunch. Departure at 7 a.m.

June 7, King Tutankhamen exhibition, Philadelphia. Cost is $90, which includes lunch. Departs 6:30 a.m.

Aug. 14-21, Mount Rushmore, S.D., and Pikes Peak, Colo. Trip includes visit to Crazy Horse Monument, Indian Museum of North America and Custer State Park. There will also be a drive through Badlands National Park, Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Aug. 28, visit In the Beginning sight and sound show in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $99, which includes brunch before the show.

Information: 410-222-1927.

Call to schedule help with taxes

The Annapolis and Pascal senior centers are taking appointments to meet with an income tax assistant starting next month.

State and federal income tax returns will be electronically filed directly from the center.

This service is free, regardless of age, but is limited to simple personal tax returns.

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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