Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group encourages companionship, support and group participation in activities such as movies, dances, picnics and tours. Information: call 410-222-6680 or visit http://www.aacounty.org/aging (click on South County Senior Center).
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary problems, Parkinson's disease and bowel and urinary diversions. The booklet is free and available at the department, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor in Annapolis, or online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging/resources/community_support_groups.pdf. Information: 410-222-4257.
Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., can stop by the center's trip desk for a preview of this year's outings and to make reservations and deposits. Information: 410-222-1818.
Brochures on residents' rights in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and a 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 visit 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 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 in Annapolis; the seven senior activity centers; county libraries; at CVS, Food Lion and Wawa stores; and online at 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 aacounty.org/aging.