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.
•50+ LGBT Support and Social Group. First Thursday, 6 p.m. This group provides the 50+ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with support, resources and conversation in a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. Jessica Rowe, 443-980-2914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 group setting.
•Bunco. Last Friday, 10:30 a.m. Free.
•Chatter Club. Mondays, through Dec. 1, 1 p.m.
•Chess. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Computer Tutoring. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Schedule appointment. Free.
•English as a Second Language. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Enjoying the Creative Arts Discussion Group. Sponsored by SeniorsTogether meets through December, Fridays, 1 p.m.
•Guitar Lessons. Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Register at front desk.
•Let's Walk and Move. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Parkinson's Support Group. First Saturday, 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. Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Thursdays until 8:30 p.m.
•Toss Across. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
•Trivia Time. Last Friday, 9:30 a.m. Free.
•Wii Bowling. Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Yoga for Parkinson's. Thursdays, through Dec. 18, 7 p.m. For Parkinson's patients and their care partners. Suggested $5 donation per class appreciated.
•Zumba. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m. $1 donation accepted.
•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.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7680.
•Sew Who Cares. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
•Soup and Salad Bar. Second Friday, noon. Lunch donation.
•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.
Elkridge Senior Center
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.
•Brain Fitness. Dec. 16. Sharpen the brain and have fun, too. $5.
•Computer Seniors of America. Day classes available for basic, advanced and specialized courses. Stop in or call for description and offerings.
•Don't Get Scammed, Save on Insurance. Tue., Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to save big money on insurance and get helpful tips. Free.
•Fabulous 50+ Players Show. Dec. 4, 10 a.m. The Players perform a holiday show, and then a guest chef makes omelets. Donations accepted.
•Holiday Bingo. Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Free with a wrapped gift.
•Holiday Cookie Swap. Dec. 15, 10 a.m. Free with a batch of cookies.
•Origin and History of the Holy Bible. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. Register for lunch.
9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1400.
•Acupuncture. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Initial consultation visit $125 for 1.5 hours; following visits $75 for an hour. Call center to schedule an appointment.
•Ask the Pharmacist. Dec. 22, 11 a.m.
•B Games. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Bunco, Brainbusters, Baggo and Wii bowling.
•Billiards. Weekdays, 9 a.m.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
•Brain Fitness. Dec. 11, 11 a.m. Learn to keep the brain sharp.
•Bushy Park Elementary Performs. Dec. 4, 11 a.m. Winter concert. All family members invited.
•Genealogy. Dec. 10, 10 a.m. Occupations.
•Hanukkah Celebration. Dec. 16, 11:15 a.m.
•Holiday Craft Boutique. Wed., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. Crafters wanted. Contact Vicki Stahly for table availability, 410-313-1421. $1.
•Holiday Movie Marathon and Pajama Day. Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," 8:30 a.m.; "White Christmas," 10 a.m.; "Christmas Vacation," noon; and "Polar Express," 2:15 p.m.
•'Holly Jolly' Holiday Party. Dec. 12, 10:45 a.m. Featuring entertainment, lunch and cookie sale. $20.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
•Marriott's Ridge Women's Ensemble. Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.
•Needlework Club. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
•Painting Together. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
•Paper Crafting with Diane. Fridays, 1 p.m. Dec. 19, 1 p.m. Birthday Crafting. $7.50.
•Piano Lessons. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. $30 per half-hour session.
•Pinochle. Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
•Pfc. Andre Lingham, Howard County Police Department. Dec. 9, 11 a.m. Learn about current scams and safety concerns in the county.
•Seniors Together Men's Forum. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Social support group featuring weekly topics on current events, news, finance and more. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.
•Ted Said... Tuesdays, Dec. 9, 16 and 23, 11 a.m.
Glenwood 50+ Center
2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5440.
•Acupuncture. Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 initial appointment, $75 a session.
•Age Well Sit and Fit. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.
•Billiards/Table Tennis. Weekdays, 8 a.m.
•Civil War Spies and Women Soldiers. Mondays, Dec. 1 and 8. Register with HCC.
•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.
•Line Dancing Beyond Beginners. Thursdays, 1:45 p.m. Ten weeks for $53.
•Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
•Open Studio. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
•Pickleball. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.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. Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. Annual Hanukah Party held at the Bain Center. Entertainment by Andrea Hancock, aka Seniorita Sunshine. Kosher, traditional Hanukah lunch will be served. Free, but registration required by calling the Bain Center, 410-313-7213. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 103, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longwood Senior Center
6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-313-7217.
•Art with Joyce. Second and fourth Friday, 11 a.m.-noon.
•Ageless Grace and Strength Exercise. 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.
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. 410-313-0380.
•Blood Pressure Screening. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
•Computer Seniors of America Classes. Open computer lab first and third Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Inquire at front desk for prices and times. computerseniors.org.
•Enhance Fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Fifteen classes for $48.
•News Talk. 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.
•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.
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.
For 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 sing or play an instrument for older adults; volunteers to share life stories with older adults; and volunteers to visit with bed-bound adults. Vivian Golden, 410-964-9616, email@example.com or WinterGrowthInc.org for more information.
Vitality Concierge Services
Latest Howard County
•Personal assistant service organization based in Columbia offers specialized packages mixing a variety of services that are customized to fit specific needs. The featured package focuses on compassionate in-home care for seniors and includes the non-medical services needed most by independent elderly. http://vitalityconciergeservices.com or 410-884-6972.