Howard County seniors

July 07, 2011

Activity Pals

For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, go shopping, sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.

The Bain Center

5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.

•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.

•Barbershop Quartet. July 14, 11 a.m. Barbershop harmony presented by the Surprise Quartet. Free.

•ChairYoga. Fridays, July 8-Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. $64 for 12 weeks.

•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•E.S.L. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Help improve your conversational English. Participate in small groups with tutors. 410-313-7213. Free.

•Health Insurance Assistance. Information and counseling services. Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of age, as well as senior citizens ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities ages 55 and older. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-313-7391.

•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturday, 11 a.m. For individuals with an early onset/diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or mhwolf@comcast.net.

•Qigong. Thursdays, July 7-Sept. 22, 10 a.m. $64 for 12 weeks.

•Reflexology. Second Thursday and Friday. $53 for 55 minutes. Experience a foot massage as an alternative form of stress management. 410-313-7213 to schedule an appointment.

•Thursday Night Bridge. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-313-7213 to reserve a seat. $2.

•Wii Club. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Improve hand-eye coordination and get exercise while competing against peers. Free.

•Work up the Beat. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Freestyle dancing, no instructor. Free.

•Yoga. Wednesdays, through Sept. 21, 11 a.m. $64 for 12 weeks.

East Columbia 50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.

•Agewell Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., for 10 weeks.

•Belly Dance Class. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. $23 a month.

•Bid Whist. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Lunch available.

•Bridge. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

•Chair Yoga. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. $5 a class, paid monthly.

•Chess Club. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Join seasoned and novice players.

•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.

•Feel Good Friday Flick. Fri. July 8, 1 p.m. " For Once In My Life," a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness within each of them. Lunch donation-box lunch served.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Try this tried-and-true program to boost your metabolism and get your brain in gear for the day. $24.

•Healthy Food Support Group. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. The new Senior Peer Resources: Individuals, Networks and Groups support group. Discuss and share topics related to healthy food and food choices. Elaine Widom, 410-313-7283. Free.

•Kukuwa (African) Dance. Thursdays, July 14-Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Try this low impact, high energy choreography designed to target the cardiovascular system and improve circulation. $28.

•Latin Jam. Thursdays, 2 p.m. Dance instructor Laurie Anderson will take you away with music and movement. $23 for July.

•Life is a Highway. Wed., July 13, 1 p.m. This is a free educational program specifically designed for mature drivers needing information on the state's new traffic laws and ways to navigate roads safely.

•Line Dance with Mary McCormick. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. advanced; 4:30 p.m. beginners. $43.

•Mah Jongg. Mondays, noon; and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Open game for serious players.

•Pilates. Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

•Reflexology. Mondays, 5:15-7:45 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Make an appointment for a soothing and stress management experience. $53 hour.

•Soul Line or Urban Dance. Soul Line Dance – Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Urban Line Dance –Tuesday, 3 p.m. $23 for July.

•SPRING Wellness Seminar – The Power of Caring for Yourself. July 21, 5:30 p.m. This seminar takes a keen look at common sense steps to healthful living and simple ways of maintaining health. Presenters Carolyn Moore and Sue Bender, from the Holistic Approach, will discuss how to create long-lasting health, happiness and productivity. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or khull@howardcountymd.gov, to register by July 19.

•Tai Chi-beginners. Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

•Yoga for 50+. Seated yoga, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Traditional yoga, Mondays, 11 a.m. and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. $18-$23 depending on class.

Elkridge Senior Center

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192.

•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low impact exercise designed for any fitness level. $32 for 16-week session.

•Book Club. Second Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

•Cards and games. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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