For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free.
•Back in the Game with Dr. Michael Murray. Jan. 16, 10 a.m. Learn common causes of back and neck pain, and some basic treatments. Sign up by calling the front desk.
•Bain 'Buzz' Book Club. Third Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•Bain Center Council Dance. Jan. 10, 1 p.m. $6.
•Bain Travel Chatter Club. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Share experiences, pictures, magazine websites and apps. Learn the dos and don'ts of planning a trip. Registration requested.
•Brain Fitness-Neurobics. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Learn to keep the mind sharp. Call center to register.
•Breakfast Fit for a King. In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 14, 10 a.m. A performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette, the Learning Dramatist. Register by Jan. 6. Contributions suggested.
•Bridge. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Free.
•Bunco. Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m. Sign up in the lobby. Free.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computers Seniors of America. Check with the center for description and offerings.
•Computer Tutoring. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Scheduled an appointment.
•Cooking 101. Mondays, through Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Free.
•Drop-in Zumba. Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.
•Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, noon. Free.
•Focus on Fitness. Jan. 21, 9 a.m. Register at the front desk. Free.
•Foreign Films, Lunch and Discussion. Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. "Babette's Feast." $10. Register by Jan. 22.
•Friday Documentaries. Jan. 3, 1 p.m. "The Waiting Room"; Jan. 17, 1 p.m. "The Act of Killing"; and Jan. 31, 1 p.m. "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel."
•Interactive Brian Fitness Program. Jan. 28, 10 a.m. A new interactive group to help sharpen your brain. Registration required.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Living Well with Diabetes. Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. Six-week class for $28.410-313-5980 to register.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Music Appreciation. First and third Fridays, 10 a.m. The Symphony. Free. Call center to reserve a seat.
•Nutrition Individual Counseling and Healthy Cooking for One. Jan. 23, 9 a.m. Learn the right foods to eat for a healthy diet. Free.
•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. For individuals with a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson's disease. Malcolm Wolf, 301-490-7288 or email@example.com.
•Ping pong. Call center for availability.
•Thursday Afternoon Movies. Jan. 9, 1 p.m. "Argo," and Jan. 23, 1 p.m. "Django Unchained."
•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Trivia Time. Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•Use It or Lose It. Jan. 21, 2 p.m. Offers various exercises for those who may experience movement and coordination challenges. Call the front desk to register. Free.
•Wii Bowling. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
•Yoga for Parkinson's. Tuesdays, Jan. 14-March 25, 3 p.m. $53.
•A noncompetitive, peer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours. Adults of all ages and riding abilities welcomed. Rides vary in length and difficulty and depart from various county senior center locations. Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health.
East Columbia50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Administering Estates in Maryland. Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Byron E. Macfarlane, register of wills for Howard County, will answer questions regarding administering an estate in Maryland. Call center to register.
•The Beck Diet Solution – Train Your Brian to think like a Thin Person. Jan. 21, 1 p.m. Cognitive therapy to take off weight.
•Bring Your Own Beads. Jan. 22, 11 a.m. Repair, replace or become inspired by others on jewelry projects.
•Creative Writing. Advanced and beginners levels start Jan. 14. Six-week session for $116.
•Great Jobs at 50+. Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Retirement and personal finance expert Kerry Hannon discusses her book. Discover the possibilities, challenges and secrets of landing a job in today's market when you are 50 and older.
•Harmonize Exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Light aerobics.
•SPRING Caregiver Support Group. Third Mondays, 7 p.m. For adult caregivers of other adults. For information, Karen Hull, 410-313-7466 or email@example.com. Free.
•Qigong. Mondays, 6 p.m. Monthly fees.
•Travel Chatter. Jan. 14, 1 p.m. A talk about Vietnam. Bring what you know, and learn from those that have been to Vietnam.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.
•Age Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Low-impact exercise for any fitness level. Sixteen classes for $32.
•AARP Driver Safety Class. Feb. 7, 10 a.m. Learn the new laws and road safety. Call center to reserve a spot.
•Card Players Wanted. The center is looking for groups that are interested in starting card games and/or tournaments. Call center for information.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Gentle Chair Yoga. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Six-week session for $40.
•The Origin and History of the Bible. Tuesdays in December, noon.
•Wii. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Join for Wii bowling.
Ellicott CitySenior Center
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Jan. 27, 11 a.m.
•B Games. Baggo, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.; Bunco, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.; and Brainbusters, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
•Beyond Beginners Line Dancing. Thursdays, Jan. 9-March 13, 3:30 p.m. Ten classes for $53.
•Bingo. Jan. 28, 1 p.m. $4.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Brain Fitness. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. Learn techniques to keep the brain in tip-top form.
•Genealogy. Jan. 8, 10 a.m. Learn the basics for getting into genealogy.
•Nutrition Counseling. Jan. 15, 11 a.m. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Qigong. Fridays, Jan. 10-March 14, 9:30 a.m. Ten classes for $58.
•Watercolor Class. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. Six weeks for $40. Carole Zink, 443-546-3587 for supply list.
Gary J. Arthur
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 initial appointment, $75 a session.
•Age Will Sit and Fit. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.
•Billiards/Table Tennis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
•Computer Seniors. First and third Wednesday, 10 a.m.
•Drop-in Basketball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
•Drop-in Painting. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
•Duplicate Bridge. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.
•Silver Sneakers Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
of Howard County
Century Plaza 1000, Suite 400, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-730-4976.
•jGroup. Programs for ages 55 and older. Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. Movie: "The Other Son." What happens when two babies are switched at birth? This is the dilemma which faces two families: one Israeli and the other Palestinian. Meets at The Bain Center; and Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. Behind the scenes at WETA-TV. A morning with Jeff Bieber, vice president of WETA-TV. Bieber is responsible for program development, marketing and project management of national prime time series and special broadcasts on PBS. Meets at the Jewish Federation of Howard County Office. firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-730-4976, ext. 103, or http://www.jewishhowardcounty.org.
Longwood Senior Center
6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-313-7217.
•Art Therapy. Second and fourth Friday, 11 a.m.-noon.
•Coffee and Game Social. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Computer Classes. Monthly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Call center for dates and description.
•Group Exercise. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Free.
•Line Dance. Mondays, 1-2 p.m.
•Yoga. Most Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Call center to confirm dates. Donation.
North Laurel50+ Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. 410-313-0380.
•Agewell Exercise Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sixteen classes for $35.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
•Computer Classes. Call for descriptions of offerings.
•Exercise Counseling. Second Thursday, 10 a.m. Call for an appointment.
•Line Dance Drop-In. Tuesday, 11 a.m. $1.
•Mah Jongg. Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
•News Talk. Second and fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. A discussion group focusing on current news locally, nationally and globally featuring facilitators Jacquelyn Barnes and Julia Murray. 410-313-0380 to register. Free.
•Open Art Studio. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon.
•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.
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. 410-884-3848 or 410-992-0794.
•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 spend time with older adults during the day at Winter Growth's Medical Day program. Christine Cuttino, 410-964-9616, email@example.com or http://www.WinterGrowthInc.org for more information.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun