These activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Seniors are encouraged to wear gear from their favorite teams and enjoy peanuts and Cracker Jack during a screening of baseball bloopers. The event also features a Home Run Derby contest. The center will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Safe driving training AARP offers safe driving training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Cost is $14, $12 for AARP members. Registration required.
'Ask the Undertaker' Ryan Helfenbein will give a presentation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Topics include options for eulogizing compatible with Catholic traditions, writing an obituary and its costs, involving family members in a life tribute, and services that provide a more casual atmosphere.
The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:
Cultural Influences of Motown Music with instructor Nat Martin meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.
Art History: 19th-Century French Painters with instructor Deb Boudra meets from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Registration and fees required.
American Political Perspectives with instructor Joanne Tetlow meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.
Origins of Religious Ideas with instructor Clinton Logan meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Registration and fees required.
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 in Odenton. Information: 410-222-6227:
Quilt Club Participants can help one another with projects and learn ideas and techniques at 1 p.m. Fridays at the O'Malley Annex. Machines are available. New members are welcome.
South County Center
The following activities will be offered at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802:
Beginning tap dance An introduction to tap will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. No experience is needed; the instructor is Vicki Smith. Fee is $40.
Jazz dance Vicki Smith leads a class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. All levels of experience are welcome. Fee is $40.
Creative Crafts Evelyn Bacon will lead classes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Fee is $40.
Aquacise An exercise program conducted in warm water to improve flexibility, mobility and range of motion and boost stamina will take place from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Road in Annapolis. Cost is $40.
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 go to http://www.aacounty.org/aging (click on South County Senior Center).
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.
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.
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.
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/aginghttp://aacounty.org/aging.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun