Senior briefs

August 29, 2010

Senior housing

Information on assisted-living homes and other housing options for seniors has been updated on the county Department of Aging and Disabilities website, http://www.aacounty.org/aging.

Senior services

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has published its 2010-2011 edition of "Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers," a free directory of businesses and individual service providers. Copies are at department headquarters at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, and at the seven senior activity centers, libraries, Food Lion, Wawa and CVS stores. Information: 410-222-4257.

Calendar

Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group at Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, encourages companionship, support and group participation in activities such as movies, dances, picnics and tours. Information: 410-222-6680 or http://www.aacounty.org/aging and click on the senior center.

Memoir writing The course, which teaches how to write an autobiography, will be held 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. There will also be an opportunity to learn listening and interviewing skills, writing tips and proofreading. Information and registration: 410-222-1922.

Health screenings From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Sept. 9, a nurse is available at the Arnold Senior Activity Center for blood pressure and glucose screenings for diabetics. Free. 410-222-1922.

Variety show The South County Showstoppers perform from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Free. 410-222-1922.

Concert Crooner Roy Poole performs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Free. 410-222-1922.

Law presentation Nichole Livingston will speak about elder law from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Living wills, trusts and basic estate planning will be covered. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Free. Sign-up is required by Sept. 8. Information: 410-222-1922.

Health insurance A representative from the Senior Health Insurance Program is available by appointment to discuss health insurance concerns at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Appointments and information: 410-222-1922.

Volunteer grandparents sought The Foster Grandparents Program of the county Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteer grandparents to help mentor children with special needs. Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours a week, providing mentoring, tutoring, advice and attention, teaching life skills to children in special education classes, staffing a homeless shelter, a family support center and other agencies. Activities may include reading stories, listening, helping children feed themselves, setting the table, working with puzzles, and helping children learn colors, numbers and the alphabet. Volunteers must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, vacation, sick leave, free transportation, lunch and a physical exam. Information: 410-222-4464.

Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome. 410-222-1922.

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