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Lots to do in February at Aberdeen Senior Center

By Charlotte and ‘Doc' Cronin, 410-638-0569

February 6, 2013

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Up and down temperatures, wind and power outages greet us at the beginning of our second month of 2013. Snows come and go.

So, what's been going on? The Aberdeen Senior Center remains a busy meeting place for many of our seniors.

The month started off Feb. 1 with a Men's Discussion Group that covers current events discussed in a friendly group. This group meets the first Friday of each month.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Feb. 15, the Diabetes Support Group convenes 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is made possible by the retired nurses who give diet tips and other useful information.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center sponsors blood pressure screening from 10 a.m until noon.

Also on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., food labels were discussed. Discussed was the importance of understand what is on food labels important to our health.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m., Suzanne Streeter will conduct a Coffee Talk and share OOA updates.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m., John Butler will conduct a Travelogue in which he will take the audience on a trip to Germany with his films. There will be a chance for discussion. Signup is required for this event.

On Friday, Feb. 15, there will be the Veterans Discussion Group. The group will meet from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. Here is a chance for veterans to voice their concerns. This group meets every third Friday on the month.

All senior centers will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, there will be Big Bingo with healthy twist. From 10 a.m. until noon, there will be Bingo and good nutrition at the same time. Everyone is asked to call the center for details of this fun event.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Gary Alasandro will delight the audience with his great music on the keyboard. Gary plays a wide variety of music with his special touch! Signup is required for this event.

The Aberdeen Senior Center is at 7 Franklin St., and the telephone number is 410-273-5666.

There was an excellent example of "volunteers helping volunteers" in Aberdeen and Bel Air in the past week. The workers at the wood shop at Brightview Avondell Retirement Community have added shelving to a small desk for the library at the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum. This desk, donated by Tom Baine, will accommodate more than one of the library's oldest books. We want to thank the workshop workers at Brightview Avondell for all their expertise in making our museum library more useful to the public.

Thank you again to all those people who have donated time and money to help with the Aberdeen Room's effort in helping keep Aberdeen's and Harford's history available to all, at no charge.