June 5, 2002
Seniors eligible for coupons good at farmers' markets Anne Arundel County residents age 60 and older are eligible to receive $15 coupons that can be used to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets throughout the state. The coupons will be available next week at senior centers and nutrition sites throughout the county and at the Department of Aging offices in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. The coupons are valid until Oct. 31. The limit is one coupon per household. The Seniors Farmers Market Program is funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Maryland and the Anne Arundel County departments of Aging.
May 15, 2002
Mikulski aide to meet residents at senior center Denise Nook, director of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's Annapolis office, will visit Pasadena Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday to discuss citizen concerns and services. No appointments are necessary for conferences. Pasadena Senior Center is at 4103 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-222-0030. Shopping excursion, lunch trip planned A shopping trip for seniors to Value City and Dollar Express with lunch at Old Country Buffet will be offered May 30. Shoppers will depart for Annapolis from Pasadena Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The signup deadline is May 23. Registration: 410-222- 0030.
March 20, 2002
Foreign language classes to be offered by center and AACC The South County Senior Center and Anne Arundel Community College are offering two 10-week language classes beginning next month. Classes in French are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays. Spanish classes are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The classes will teach students the basic vocabulary and grammar needed for such situations as making reservations, asking for directions and requesting medical help.
February 27, 2002
O'Malley center plans spring course on war and terrorism O'Malley Senior Center is offering a course, "War and Terrorism," this spring through Anne Arundel Community College. Mark Craotti, a political science instructor affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and Anne Arundel Community College, will teach the 10-week course. Topics will include the funding of terrorism and efforts to combat terrorism. Seniors may register for the class between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday through March 15 at the center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton.
February 6, 2002
Health Department to offer Fifty-Plus programs this month The Anne Arundel County Health Department is offering a Learn to Live Fifty-Plus Peer Education Program. Health Department officials will visit different sites and use an interactive trivia quiz to teach older residents about healthful nutrition and habits to improve quality of life. Programs will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Glen Forest Nutrition Site, Glen Burnie; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at College Parkway Place Nutrition Site, Annapolis; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Pinewood Village Nutrition Site, Glen Burnie; and 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Claiborne Place Nutrition Site, Annapolis.
January 23, 2002
Police to distribute 911-only cell phones to seniors at 2 centers An Anne Arundel County police officer will distribute recycled cellular telephones that can be used to call 911 at county senior centers next month. Officer Joe Hatcher will give a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton; and at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, to explain the program, which offers phones to people age 55 and older.
December 5, 2001
Center offers class focusing on history of country's postcards South County Senior Center is offering a new Anne Arundel Community College course, "The History of Postcards," from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays beginning Jan. 11 at the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Participants will learn about the country's postcards from 1870 to the present. The cost is $20 plus a $40 registration fee for seniors ages 55 to 59 and $20 for seniors 60 and older. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798- 4802.
November 7, 2001
Economist to present talks at O'Malley center Economist John Baer will present a free two-part lecture series at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 at O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road. The first session will be "Recessions and Federal Government Polices." For the second session, the topic will be "Market Structures and Federal, State and Local Government." Registration is required. Information: 410-222-6227. Therapeutic massages set at South County center Certified massage therapist Mary Ann Roesler offers therapeutic massages from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Monday of each month at South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.
October 10, 2001
Providence Center invites public to tour facility, meet staff Providence Center Inc., a center for people older than age 50 who have developmental disabilities, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the center, 8149-A Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the staff and tour the facility. No reservations are required. Information: 410-315-8303. South County center offers free jewelry classes South County Senior Center has scheduled a free jewelry class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for six consecutive Fridays beginning Oct. 19 at the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.
August 15, 2001
Pascal center offers class for computer buyers Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, is presenting a free seminar for first-time computer buyers from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Instructors Walter Urbas and Howard Smith will discuss different types of computers and their major components, what sort of computer to buy and how much one should expect to pay. The session is open to the public. Information: 410-222-6680. South County center seeks pool players for contests South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, is looking for pool players 55 and older to join the center's team.