Registration for fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College is under way at the county's seven senior activity centers. Classes begin the week of Oct. 1. To register and for schedule information, go to the center you wish to attend or online at aacounty.org/aging and click on a center for its list of courses.
Classes with Tina Marks will be held Tuesdays at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road. Therapeutic yoga is offered from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., and intermediate therapeutic yoga is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information: 410-222-6227.
The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregiving, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary problems, Parkinson's, and bowel and urinary diversions. The booklet is free and available at the department, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, Annapolis or online at aacounty.org/aging/resources/community_support_groups.pdf. Information: 410-222-4257.
Trips for 2012
Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and to make reservations and deposits. Information: 410-222-1818.
Brochures on residents' rights in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and another 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 http://www.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 annually 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, Annapolis; the seven senior activity centers; county libraries; at CVS, Food Lion and WaWa stores; and online at http://www.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 http://www.aacounty.org/aging.
The following activity will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
Olympics The center will host its own "Summer Olympics" beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Members can represent their country of origin, the United States or the center. Events include a parade of countries, games, medals, music and refreshments. The competition will include boat racing, airplane flying, bean bag tossing, thumb wrestling and more. Sign up at the center's front desk.
The following activity 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.
The following activity will be offered at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton. Information: 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 are welcome.
The following activity will be offered at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-222-6680:
Concert Tenor Charles Sullivan performs at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. His repertoire includes not only classical but American standards written by Gershwin and Porter, jazz, and songs performed by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and others.
The following activities will be offered at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.
Lecture Christopher Olenee of Gastroenterology Associates will deliver a talk on digestive health at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. The presentation will cover diseases and disorders of the digestive tract. A question-and-answer session follows.
Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group 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 (click on the senior center).