At the Parkville Senior Center, the Adopt-a-Senior and Food Drive is underway again this year to bring holiday cheer to several local seniors and senior-led families who have been identified as in considerable need by the Community Outreach and Home Team staff, and the community has always responded with amazing generosity
Interested in being one of Santa's Helpers? Stop by the center for a brief bio of these needy seniors, list of requested items, and gift-wrapping guidelines. Please bring in donations, large or small, by Dec. 13 These gifts will be wrapped and sorted by volunteers, but if you have already wrapped your gift, please label with a description, including size and gender. Nonperishable foods are also sought.
Before we leave the senior center, let's backtrack to Halloween to catch up on a milestone event. Belated birthday wishes to Evelyn Walter, who celebrated her 100th year on Oct. 31, and even though she didn't go "Trick-or-Treating," she told me that she had been the guest of honor at five different parties, and that she received 50 birthday cards
It's reassuring to know that there is a new walk-in medical facility conveniently located next to Giant Foods in the Parkville Shopping Center. Express Care held its grand opening on Oct. 31. ( Sorry I missed it-I had a date with the dentist.)
Appointments are not necessary, and Express Care is open seven days and evenings a week for immediate care for non-life-threating conditions. Medical insurance accepted, and Express Care has on-site labs, X-rays and prescription medications. Phone 443-438-5137 for more information.
The Carney Village Shopping Center at Harford and Joppa Roads now has a new look, and, as a longtime Mars customer, I am happy that store renovations have finally been completed. Now there are cart corrals, so shoppers can push their full grocery carts onto the parking lot to unload their stuff without having to wait for a curbside spot..
Where were you when you heard that President Kennedy had been shot? The 50th annniversary of his murder has been so much in the news lately that it made me stop and reflect, especially since I was living and working in D.C..at the time. On the day of the funeral, I stood in a mob of tall people across the street from St. Matthew's Cathedral, which happened to be my parish church and, while I could not see the funeral procession, I will always remember that I was there.