Senior briefs

Tribute concert

Frank and Trish Curreri perform a musical tribute to two American legends, Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Free. Information: 410-222-6680.


Family day

A Budget Friendly Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater. Event replaces the annual Backyard Carnival previously held at the center and will be more reasonably priced for participants. Entertainment includes the Unicycle Lady. Other activities include a bake sale, music and "Win It in a Minute" games. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802.


Bus trip

The O'Malley Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a trip to see the musical "Me and My Girl" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Oct. 12. The bus leaves the center at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 5:15 p.m. The cost of $82 includes a buffet lunch. A $25 deposit is required now, with the balance due Sept. 13. For reservations and information, call 410-222-6227.

Computer classes

"Basic Windows Computer Skill and Knowledge" workshops will be held Wednesdays at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. Classes will be held through mid-September. Workshops include lectures, practice and review. Classes are for beginners only. Information: 410-222-6227.

Weight loss

An eight-week weight-loss program will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. The program is sponsored by the county Department of Aging and Disabilities' Nutrition Program. Sessions will cover goals, nutrition facts on fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Shopping, storing, and serving healthy food on a budget and eating out, as well as revamping your recipes, will be discussed. Sessions are free, but registration is required. Information: 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Senior center picnic

Tickets are on sale for the Pasadena Senior Activity Center's summer picnic being held Aug. 17 at Kurtz's Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave. in Pasadena. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Johnny Walker will provide the music. Space is limited. Tickets $15. Information: 410-222-0030.

Senior services

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has published its 2011-2012 edition of "Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers." The directory includes information on rental and housing assistance, legal help, county Social Services benefits and caregiver information. Free copies are available at the department's headquarters, 2666 Riva Road, Fourth Floor, Annapolis; the seven senior activity centers; county libraries; at CVS, Food Lion and WaWa stores; and online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging. Information: 410-222-4257.

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 http://www.aacounty.org/aging.



Arnold Senior Activity Center: The following activities will be offered at the center, 44 Church Road, Arnold:

Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome. Information: 410-222-1922.

'Memoir writing' A course on autobiographical writing meets from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. There will be an opportunity to learn listening and interviewing skills, writing tips and proofreading. Registration required. Information: 410-222-1922.

O'Malley Senior Activity Center: The following activities will be offered at the center, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton:

Glaucoma screenings will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Persons who are at a high risk for glaucoma need to get a dilated eye exam every one to two years. Individuals at high risk include those older than 60 and those with a family history of glaucoma. Screenings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information: 410-222-6227.

Computer class The Chesapeake PC Users Group presents "Update Your Computer, Learn What They are Made Of" from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the center. Cost is $30. Registration required. Information: 410-222-6227.

Quilt Club Participants can help one another with projects and learn ideas and techniques every Friday at 1 p.m. at the O'Malley Annex. Machines are available. New members welcome.

Single seniors group The Single Seniors Group at Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, encourages companionship, support and group participation in activities such as movies, dances, picnics and tours. Information: 410-222-6680 or http://www.aacounty.org/aging and click on the senior center.

Health insurance A representative from the Senior Health Insurance Program is available by appointment to discuss health insurance concerns at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. Appointments and information: 410-222-1922.

Volunteer grandparents The Foster Grandparents Program of the county Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteer grandparents to mentor children with special needs. Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours a week, providing mentoring, tutoring, advice and attention. Volunteers also teach life skills to children in special education classes and provide staffing for a homeless shelter, family support center and other agencies. Activities may include reading stories, listening, helping children feed themselves, setting the table, working with puzzles, and helping children learn colors, numbers and the alphabet. Volunteers must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, vacation, sick leave, free transportation, lunch and a physical exam. Information: 410-222-4464.

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