Volunteer grandparents

The Foster Grandparents Program of the county Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteer grandparents to mentor children with special needs. Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours a week, providing mentoring, tutoring, advice and attention. Volunteers also teach life skills to children in special education classes and provide staffing for a homeless shelter, family support center and other agencies. Activities may include reading stories, listening, helping children feed themselves, setting the table, working with puzzles, and helping children learn colors, numbers and the alphabet. Volunteers must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, vacation, sick leave, free transportation, lunch and a physical exam. Information: 410-222-4464.


The following activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818:

Anniversary Staff member Mary Crowner will present information at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, that showcases memories and members through the years as the center celebrates its 25th anniversary. Information: 410-222-1818.

Caregivers The first of three caregiver workshops will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The workshops will deal with dementia, the caregiving experience, and caring for oneself. To register, call 410-222-4464, ext. 3043, or go to http://www.aacounty.org/aging/needingcare/.

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.

Memoir writing A course on autobiographical writing meets from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. There will be an opportunity to learn listening and interviewing skills, writing tips and proofreading. Registration required.

The following activities will be offered at the Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Information: 410-222-6847:

Variety show The South County Showstoppers perform at noon Monday, Jan. 30.

Health insurance A representative from the Senior Health Insurance Program is available by appointment to discuss health insurance concerns at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Appointments and information: 410-222-1922.

The following activities will be offered at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton. Information: 410-222-6227:

Jazz Project Natale performs at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. In addition to Joe and Lou Natale, the band features saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta.

Workshop A duck and bird painting workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. Bring paints, brushes and finished carvings to get help from instructor Pearl Carpenter. Carvings can be anything, not just ducks or birds. Free. 410-222-6227.

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 welcome.

The following activities will be offered at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road. Information: 410-222-0030.

'Beat the Winter Blues' Concert with Terry Marsh features Big Band music, Broadway tunes, country and jazz at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Balance and posture screening Program with Chuck Mutschler of Professional Sports Care and Rehabilitation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The screenings can help prevent exercise-related injuries through an examination of an individual's level of fitness.

The following activities will be offered at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-222-6680.

Financial planning Adviser Henry Niven will offer a free workshop titled "Safe Money" at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Topics include retirement pitfalls, maintaining financial longevity, accumulation considerations, tax control and outpacing inflation, choices for dealing with long term care and more.

Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group at Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, 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 and click on the senior center.