Senior Notes

May 02, 2007

Partners in Care wins $10,000 grant

A $10,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will help Partners in Care, a local nonprofit organization, support the Ride Partners transportation program in Anne Arundel County.

Partners in Care volunteers drive older adults to doctors' offices and other medical appointments.

More than 2,200 people participate, logging about 85,000 miles last year.

Partners in Care was one of eight organizations in the U.S. awarded grant funding by Home Instead in 2007.

Information: 410-349-2320.

Volunteers sought for senior aid

The county Department of Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers age 55 and older to aid seniors in the community and other residents.

Programs include tax assistance, nutrition sites, tutors and mentors in schools, as well as administrative support for state and county police.

Information: 410-222-4464.

Older drivers can have skills assessed

Volunteers at the Maryland Association of Highway Safety Leaders are offering drivers ages 60 and older a driving health inventory. The free assessments are meant to help older drivers recognize the loss of key driving skills.

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

Information: 410-222-6680.

Calendar

Organizing class -- Patricia DiMiceli of Organizing Made Simple will share the benefits of a clutter-free lifestyle and explain basic principles and resources for organizing from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. 410-222-6680.

Investment workshops -- The South County Senior Center, 127 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater, will host a five-week investment workshop starting at 10:30 a.m. today. Tim Laur, a representative from Edward Jones, will discuss investing with retirement goals. 410-222-1927 or 410-798- 4802.

Lunch -- The Annapolis Senior Center, 191 S. Villa Ave., will sponsor a trip on the county van to Red Lobster in Parole at 11 a.m. today. 410-222-1818.

Choral performance -- Fourth- and fifth-grade chorus members from Solley Elementary School will perform from 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie.

Humor talk -- Cindy Welsh, clinical social worker with the county Department of Aging and Disabilities, will talk about how humor can be a tool for keeping healthy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. 410-222-6847.

Hearing screening -- Audiologist Steve Pallett will give auditory screenings and clean hearing aids from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Annapolis Senior Center, 191 S. Villa Ave. 410-222-1818.

Wellness talk -- Gregory S. Mestanas will lead a discussion on health and wellness from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Annapolis Senior Center, 191 S. Villa Ave. 410-222-1818.

Teddy bear breakfast -- The Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center's advisory council will hold a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday at 202 Hammonds Lane to collect teddy bears for Harbor Hospital Emergency Room. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. The cost of breakfast is a new teddy bear or $5. Registration. 410-222-6847.

Wellness workshop -- Jackie Churches will conduct a four-week wellness workshop on nutrition, exercise options, proper breathing, hydration, the power of positive thinking and yoga and meditation starting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road. 410-222-0030.

Cancer survivors -- Debbie Bell of Atlantic Cancer Support will talk about options for cancer survivors from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Annapolis Senior Center, 191 S. Villa Ave. 410-222-1818.

Caregivers meet -- Caregivers spring series of workshops will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14 and 21 at Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis. Sessions are free and last about two hours. Registration. 410-222-1818.

Shopping trip -- The Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, will sponsor a trip on the county van to downtown Annapolis from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a half-day of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. 410-222-6847.

Massage program -- Bonnie Pavlak will demonstrate the benefits of massage to reduce tension, fatigue and stress from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road. 410-222- 0030.

Craft workshop -- The Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, will sponsor a craft workshop at which guests can make and decorate a wooden angel. You pick the fabric for the dress, color hair and personalized message for the heart pendant. Participants may bring grandchildren ages 7 and up. $3.50 supply fee. Pre-registration required. 410-222-6847.

Broadway shows -- The Pascal Senior Center will host a performance of Broadway Musical Review at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Tickets are $8. 410-222-6680.

Senior Provider Group -- The Senior Provider Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. 410-544-4800.

American music -- The Anne Arundel Retired Teachers Association Chorus will present a concert of American music from Colonial times to the 1970s at 12:20 p.m. May 10 at Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. 410-222-6680.

Canada trip -- The South County Senior Center will sponsor a trip to eastern Canada from Sept. 30 through Oct. 8. The trip will cover Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and Niagara Falls. Cost is $2,200 for double occupancy and $2,899 for single occupancy. Price includes round-trip airfare. 410-222-1927.

Pinochle club -- A pinochle club plays single-deck pinochle at 1 p.m. Mondays and double-deck pinochle at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road. 410-222-6227.

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