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CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Baltimore City Commission on Aging's Life Enrichment Volunteer Program wants volunteers to help improve the quality of life for residents of the community. After a short training period, volunteers will be matched with residents who have similar interests. Call 396-1762.Maryland Associates for Dyslexic Adults and Youth (MADAY) wants volunteers to be trained as reading tutors for those with dyslexia and other language learning disorders. Call 889-5487.Citizens Against Spousal Assault (CASA)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
Nova A. Scott, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who became the first African-American woman to serve on the Howard County Commission on Aging, died Wednesday of complications from an infection at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86. "Nova was always very low-key. She never talked about what she was doing, she just did it, and she did lots of good during her life," said Betty S. Brown, a retired Baltimore public schools educator and a friend for more than 50 years.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | January 19, 1994
The Carroll County Commission on Aging will continue to offer enthusiastic support to the county Bureau of Aging during the coming year, said the commission's new chairwoman, Vivian Nusbaum."
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Staff reports | February 7, 2012
Fifth District County Council member David Marks last week nominated West Towson resident Jane Roger to serve as a local representative on the Baltimore County Commission on Aging. The commission is an advisory panel that helps the county accommodate the housing, health care, nutritional and social needs of seniors. Roger is a state employee, working for the Maryland Department of General Services. She has been a small business owner, a longtime member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, and a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | December 12, 1993
The Carroll County Bureau of Aging honored the volunteers who serve on the Commission on Aging with a brunch Friday at the Mount Airy Senior Citizens Center.The 15-member commission is an advisory board to the Bureau of Aging. It meets once a month at one of the Carroll County senior citizens centers.The members are appointed by the Carroll County commissioners and serve three-year terms. Half the members must be 60 or older.The commission also includes at least one local elected official and two people connected with county services for seniors.
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By Staff Report | April 14, 1993
The Carroll County Commission on Aging, an advisory body to the county Bureau on Aging, welcomed several new members at its regular meeting yesterday.The commission formed a committee, to be chaired by James Schwartz, to organize a speakers bureau. The bureau will keep local groups informed about the bureau's activities.Also yesterday, Janet B. Flora, chief of the Carroll County Bureau on Aging, gave an overview of the bureau's programs.It was the first meeting for new members who were appointed March 23. Their terms will expire December 31, 1995.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2000
The steaming Latin meal served yesterday seemed simple enough: roasted pork, fried plantains, salad. But the 18 Hispanic seniors who shared the food and made small talk at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Fells Point were evidence of something much greater: Baltimore's influx of aging Hispanic immigrants. "The elderly feel isolated," said Jose Ruiz, Mayor Martin O'Malley's Hispanic liaison who helped organize the lunch. "And when you don't speak the language, it's worse." Every Wednesday for six weeks, the city's Commission on Aging has sponsored "Comiendo Juntos" (eating together)
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | March 26, 2007
William D. Bechill, the nation's first commissioner on aging and a former chairman of Maryland's Commission on Aging, died Friday at Bethesda's Suburban Hospital of complications after a fall on the ice in February. He was 78. Mr. Bechill, who was born in Grosse Point, Mich., earned an undergraduate degree from Wisconsin's Beloit College in 1949 and followed it up with a master's in social work in 1951 from the University of Michigan. After college, Mr. Bechill became a county social welfare director in northern Michigan.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
The Carroll County Bureau of Aging honored outgoing members of its volunteer advisory board, the Commission on Aging, at a brunch Friday morning in Westminster.Bureau Chief Janet B. Flora said that the brunch was the bureau's main opportunity to thank outgoing board members for their service.Donald I. Dell, president of the Carroll County Commission, presented plaques to the members who were stepping down "in appreciation for outstanding service to the seniors of Carroll County."Outgoing Commission on Aging members are Geoffrey Black, Glenna Boller, Marcea Cotter, Richard Gardner, Clyde Kritzer and Larry Leitch.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | September 9, 1992
The chief of the Carroll County Bureau of Aging has urged the county's Commission on Aging board members to participate in a national call-in campaign to the U.S. Senate tomorrow to urge prompt re-authorization of the Older Americans Act.Janet B. Flora, the bureau chief, asked the commission's board yesterday to join other organizations on aging in the call-in.The board was told that if the U.S. Senate does not take action to re-authorize the Older Americans Act, some 7 million elderly citizens will go without food, even though only 56 cents per meal is allotted for them through the act.Without renewal of the act, appropriations for food and other benefits for low-income, minority and frail elders are in jeopardy, Mrs. Flora told the board.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | January 24, 2009
Baltimore officials warned residents yesterday about a scheme they believe targets the elderly, saying that a 96-year-old city resident was conned out of hundreds of dollars by a woman posing as a city employee who demanded payment of back property taxes. According to police, a woman with a blocked phone number called the 96-year-old claiming that back taxes were owed. She warned that the sheriff's department would take the elderly woman's West Baltimore home. Legitimate city tax bills arrive in the mail, officials said.
NEWS
October 14, 2007
Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014 will hold a Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Martin's Westminster. Lea Gilmore, internationally known blues and jazz performer and a former board member of Common Ground on the Hill, will be the speaker. She lectures often on the history of African-American music, civil and human rights, and the historical and contemporary roles of women in blues and gospel music. Tickets are $40. Information: 443-386-7191 or 410-876-2358. Commission on Aging has vacancy The Carroll County commissioners are seeking resumes and letters of interest from the Manchester area for a vacancy to the Commission on Aging.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | July 27, 2007
An unconventional land swap in which a developer would build Baltimore a senior center in exchange for a piece of Mount Vernon property scored a key endorsement yesterday from the city's economic development board. Despite concerns that building a 600-unit apartment complex geared toward young people might disturb older folks at what would be the new Waxter Center next door, the Baltimore Development Corp. board approved the $100 million deal yesterday, calling it a risk-free way for the city to get a state-of-the-art hub for the elderly and more people living near the heart of the city.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | May 9, 2007
A Baltimore developer is proposing a multimillion-dollar land swap: If the city gives him an outdated senior center in Mount Vernon, he'll replace it and build hundreds of studio apartments on the site. Howard Chambers wants to build a 600-unit apartment/condominium building on the site of the Waxter Center, a 34-year-old complex where seniors take classes, exercise and get checkups. If he gets the property, valued at just over $3 million, Chambers would build an $8 million senior center on what is now the center's parking lot. "I don't know if you can find a better win, win, win," Chambers said.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | March 26, 2007
William D. Bechill, the nation's first commissioner on aging and a former chairman of Maryland's Commission on Aging, died Friday at Bethesda's Suburban Hospital of complications after a fall on the ice in February. He was 78. Mr. Bechill, who was born in Grosse Point, Mich., earned an undergraduate degree from Wisconsin's Beloit College in 1949 and followed it up with a master's in social work in 1951 from the University of Michigan. After college, Mr. Bechill became a county social welfare director in northern Michigan.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,sun reporter | January 5, 2007
Recommendations on how large a property tax cut Howard County's oldest homeowners should get and who should qualify will be the short-term focus of a new citizens task force. County Council officials are rushing to get a 15-member group chosen and operating in time to make an interim report to the council by Feb. 22 -- in time to affect July's tax bills. In a compromise unanimously adopted by the five County Council members this week, the task force would then continue to study the law and issue a final report in November.
NEWS
November 28, 2004
Seniors group offers thanks for meeting The Commission on Aging Town Meeting is over and we on the commission have so many people to thank for our successful event. The morning session attracted over 100 people, and judging by the survey sheets, were high in their praise of the event. The commission members were pleased that the information presented was helpful not only to seniors but caregivers as well, which was one of our goals for the year. The Commission on Aging comprises seniors appointed by the county commissioners from different areas of the county based on the Board of Elections voter registration.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2005
More than 400 Howard County homeowners have requested applications for the county's new property tax deferral program in what officials expect will be a popular way for the elderly, handicapped and low-income to put off their payments. In the five weeks since property tax bills containing notice of the program were mailed, the county has received 415 requests for applications, said Sharon Greisz, county finance director. Of those, 63 applications were submitted - all by senior citizens - and 43 have been approved so far, with an average deferral of $137.
NEWS
January 9, 2005
Homebuyers seminar on credit offered at Trinity Lutheran Interfaith Housing Alliance Inc. will hold a free Homebuyers Training Seminar at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. The topic will be "The ABCs of Credit," featuring Ellen Prete from CitiMortgage Inc. The session is part of a series of homebuyers' educational seminars offered monthly. Information: Sharon Birdsall, 301-662-4225, or 800-836-6088. Preservation commission open meeting Wednesday The Carroll County Historic Preservation Commission will hold an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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