Registration for fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College begins Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the county's seven senior activity centers. Classes begin the week of Oct. 1. To register and for schedule information, go to the center you wish to attend or online at aacounty.org/aging and click on a center for its list of courses.
Classes with Tina Marks will be held Tuesdays at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road. Therapeutic yoga is offered from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., and intermediate therapeutic yoga is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost and information: 410-222-6227.
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for care giving, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary problems, Parkinson's, and bowel and urinary diversions. The booklet is free and available at the department, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, Annapolis or online at aacounty.org/aging/resources/community_support_groups.pdf. Information: 410-222-4257.
Trips for 2012
Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and to make reservations and deposits. Information: 410-222-1818.
Brochures on residents' rights in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and another brochure on the ombudsman program protecting those residents are available from the Department of Aging and Disabilities. The brochures are titled "Resident's Rights in Nursing Homes/Rehabilitation Centers in Maryland," "Resident's Rights in Assisted Living Facilities in Maryland" and "Ombudsman: Your Resident Advocate." Information: 410-222-4464 or http://www.aacounty.org/aging.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has published its 2012-2013 edition of "Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers." The free directory is printed annually in May (Older Americans Month) and includes information on rental and housing assistance, legal help, county social services benefits and caregiver information. Copies are available at department headquarters, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, Annapolis; the seven senior activity centers; county libraries; at CVS, Food Lion and WaWa stores; and online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging. Information: 410-222-4257.
Information on assisted-living homes and other housing options for seniors has been updated on the county Department of Aging and Disabilities website at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.
The following activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
Workshop Merrill Lynch financial advisors Terrence and Ghislaine Frederick presents a workshop, "Taking Control of Your Retirement," at 10 a.m. Aug. 14. The workshop will cover retirement today, the burden of retirement income along with the longevity risk, inflation risk, sequence of return risk, and how an annuity may be an appropriate solution to fund a retirement income gap.
The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922.
Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome.
The following activities will be offered at the Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Information: 410-222-6847.
Food class Dietitian Sheryl Hoehner presents, "Summertime Food Safety and Summertime Recipes," from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Road.
The following activities will be offered at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton. Information: 410-222-6227.
'Power of the Palette Knife' An art workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Art teacher Kathy Kniess will demonstrate how to use a palette knife to create and complete a painting. All skill levels are welcome, and class size is limited. Free.
Quilt Club Participants can help one another with projects and learn ideas and techniques every Friday at 1 p.m. at the O'Malley Annex. Machines are available. New members are welcome.
The following activities will be offered at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road. Information: 410-222-0030:
Cooking Rosalie Falter of Chefs on the Go presents "Italian Dishes Featuring Summer's Vegetables and Fruit" from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 8. The menu includes la Caprese-mozzarella and tomato salad using local produce; pasta made with fusilli or rotini combined with cheese, lemon, and asparagus with tarragon herb; and a dessert of parfait with ricotta and strawberry with whole milk, lemon and almonds. Class size is limited. Sign up by Wednesday, Aug. 1. Cost $5.
De-clutter and downsize for retirement Organizer Trish Walsh gives tips on handling accumulated possessions in preparation for retirement from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10. Sign up by Friday, Aug. 3.
"Grandparents Day and Ice Cream Social" The event at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 features entertainment by magician Mike Rose. Grandchildren are welcome. Sign up by Aug. 9.
The following activities will be offered at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.
Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group 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 (click on the senior center).