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Annapolis Center

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

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 is required.

'European River Cruise' The center's Trip Committee is accepting reservations for a cruise on the Danube which will take place Aug. 2-13, 2014. The trip includes visits to Prague, Budapest and Vienna. The price depends on the cabin. A deposit is due by Oct. 15. For reservations and information, stop at the Trip Desk. Fliers about this trip and others planned for 2014 are available.

Arnold Center

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.

O'Malley Center

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).

Senior trips

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.

Senior housing

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.

Support groups

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.

Residents' rights

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.

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