Howard County seniors notes

SENIORS

August 18, 2011

Activity Pals

For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go 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.

•Bain Friday Documentaries. Aug. 19, 1 p.m. "Babies."

•Bain Thursday Afternoon Movies. Aug. 25, 1 p.m. "About Schmidt."

•Brain Fitness Neurobics. Tue., Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Instructor Robin Zahor teaches how to keep the mind sharp. Free.

•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 people 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.

•Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn't Enough. Wed., Aug. 24, 7 p.m. 410-313-7391 to register. Free.

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

Red Sofa Morning Movies. Wed., Aug. 24, 10 a.m. "Citizen Kane."

•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.

•Scrabble. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

•Table Tennis. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30-4:15 p.m., Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

•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.

East Columbia50+ 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.

•ChairYoga. 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.

•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 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, through Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Try this low-impact, high-energy choreography designed to target the cardiovascular system and improve circulation. $28.

•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.

•Tai Chi for 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 Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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

•Cooking with Becky. Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Becky will make empanades. $3.

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

•Golden Corral Bingo Breakfast. Second Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for $7.95 and play free bingo.

•Just Bead It. Second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Make a craft with beads. $6 per craft.

•Legal Aid Help and Assistance. Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. Free.

•Line Dance. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.

•Rummikub. Second Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

•St. Augustine Bingo Lunch. Third Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free homemade lunch and cash bingo.

Ellicott CitySenior Center

9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1421.

•Blood Pressure Screenings. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

•Computer Seniors of America. Call center for details.

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