Senior briefs

Fall classes

Registration for fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College is under way at the county's seven senior activity centers. Classes begin the week of Oct. 1. To register and for schedule information, go to the center you wish to attend or online at


and click on a center for its list of courses.

Support groups


The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for care giving, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary problems, Parkinson's, and bowel and urinary diversions. The booklet is free and available at the department, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, Annapolis, or online at

. Information: 410-222-4257.

Trips for 2012

Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and to make reservations and deposits. Information: 410-222-1818.


Residents' rights

Brochures on residents' rights in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and another 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


Senior services

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has published its 2012-2013 edition of "Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers." The free directory is printed annually in May (Older Americans Month) and includes information on rental and housing assistance, legal help, county social services benefits and caregiver information. Copies are available at department headquarters, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, Annapolis; the seven senior activity centers; county libraries; at CVS, Food Lion and Wawa stores; and online at

. 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



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

Field trips

Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 4 for the Sept. 11 van trip to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian, and to the County Fair in Crownsville on Sept. 13.

The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:


Peggy Bruce will teach American Sign Language from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays this month. Participants will learn basic signs, numbers, letters and receive an introduction to finger spelling. Also, Flo Ormond will teach "One-Stroke Painting" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Learn a special way to load paint on your brush and techniques that can be used to paint many items including glass, fabric, paper and craft items.


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

The following activities will be offered at the Brooklyn Park Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Information: 410-222-6847:


September is National Senior Center Month, and the center hosts a breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, followed with musical entertainment by Jim and Bill.

Jewelry show

Vendors will offer a selection of items from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 14.

The following activity will be offered at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1270 Odenton Road, Odenton. 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 are welcome.

The following activity will be offered at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-222-6680:

Lecture series

Colonial tour guide Herbert Hane will lead a four-week lecture series on the historic city of Annapolis. Talks are from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Topics are "First Settlers," "Golden Age of Annapolis," "Sons of Liberty," and "How the War of 1812 Affected Annapolis' History."

The following activities will be offered at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Information: 410-222-1927 or 410-798-4802:


Ray Apollo perform R&B, soul and doo-wop music at 1 p.m. Sept. 12.

Flea market

A semi-annual flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

(click on the senior center).

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