•SPRING Bereavement Group. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Find comfort in this short-term group for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. Nominal fee. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.
•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Zumba Gold. Mondays, 10 a.m. Eight classes for $43.
Office on Aging
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-5980.
•Maryland Access Point (MAP) — Part of the Howard County Office on Aging, is an information and assistance gateway for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers and professionals. Information on respite and home care, long-term care, in-home evaluation, aging in place and home modifications, retirement and planning for the future, Medicare and health insurance, chronic-disease management, housing, transportation, income management, and legal services. Appointments are conducted at the Columbia office, senior centers or in your home, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact MAP at the number above, email@example.com or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.
•Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Village in Howard invites the growing community of mature county residents to a potluck lunch. Bring a main dish, salad, or dessert for six to share and a serving utensil. Respond by Oct. 1 to Mary McGraw, 410-740-8152, and leave your name and the number of individuals attending. The Steering Committee is requesting a $5 donation to help pay for room rental and supplies for the event. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.
Social GroupFor Singles 50+
Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee and snack. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.
•St. Michaels. Sat., Sept. 28, 8 a.m. Ages 6 and older. $99.
•Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Winter Growth Senior Services seeking volunteers to share life stories with older adults at Winter Growth Day Program. Bob Heron, 410-964-9616 or email@example.com. WinterGrowthInc.org for available times. Also seeking volunteers to visit with bed-bound older adults. Vivian Golden, 410-964-9616 or firstname.lastname@example.org or WinterGrowthInc.org.