Senior Notes

March 14, 2007

Workshops set for caregivers

The South County Faith Network and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health have set up two series of caregivers' workshops.

They will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the South County Recreation Center in Harwood. These workshops will be led by registered nurse Mary Fridley and are open to family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Fridley will also lead workshops through June. This month, the sessions will be held:

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, and March 22 at the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and March 26 at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton.

The first workshop, "Mechanics of a Caregiver," will feature occupational therapists teaching safe transfers and other injury-prevention techniques.

To register for any of the workshops, call 410-222-4464 and ask for family caregiver support.

Information: www.aacounty.org/Aging, socofaithnet.com or 410-867-1128.

Drivers 60 and older can get assessment

Volunteers at the Maryland Association of Highway Safety Leaders are offering drivers ages 60 and older a driving health inventory. The free assessments are to help older drivers recognize the early warnings of losses in key abilities.

This assessment is available through the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Appointments are private and confidential.

Information: 410-222-6680.

Call to schedule help with taxes

Anne Arundel County senior centers are taking appointments from residents who wish to meet with an income tax assistant. State and federal income tax returns will be electronically filed directly from the center.

This service is free but is limited to simple personal tax returns.

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