The New Community College of Baltimore will host the Senior Power Job Fair on Friday, May 29. The fair is designed to help older adults explore job market prospects and to secure employment. The Job Fair will be held at New CCB's Harbor Campus, Bard Building, 600 E. Lombard St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The fair provides employers with opportunities to hire experienced job candidates.
Fifty employers representing banks, hotels, fast-food outlets, retail stores, security agencies, janitorial services and temporary employment agencies will participate.
Co-sponsors of the fair include Days Inn Inner Harbor, New CCB, the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education (CARE), the Baltimore County Department of Aging, Elders At Work, the Baltimore City Office of Employment Development, and Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex community colleges.
Two special Job Search seminars will be held on May 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Days Inn Timonium, 1615 Deerco Road, and May 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Days Inn Inner Harbor, 100 Hopkins Place. The seminar cost is $2 per person, lunch included.
For registration information about the job fair and seminars, call the Senior Outreach Office of New CCB's Business and Continuing Education Center at (410) 333-8356. Registration for the Job Fair is free and open to the public.
Professionals and family members can learn how to manage an individual's memory impairment through an all-day symposium "Memory Retraining -- What Works" Friday, May 15, at Anne Arundel Community College.
Leading the program is Rick Parente, a professor of psychology at Towson State University and a neuropsychology consultant with the Maryland Rehabilitation Center. He will discuss how memory works, theories of recovery and practical strategies for retraining memory. The symposium meets from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at the Arnold campus.
Occupational, physical and activity therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, nurses, other health professionals and those who work with the memory-impaired will be able to practice techniques that can be applied in the workplace. The college and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene co-sponsor the symposium.
Objectives are to learn to adapt theories to meet the realities of memory impairment; to discover ways to create materials and tasks that train memory functions; and to observe how various disciplines apply memory training techniques with their clients.
For information, call (410) 541-2784, or (D.C. area) 261-2842, ext. 784. South county residents may call (410) 721-6449, ext. 784. The Arnold campus is eight miles north of Annapolis on College Parkway, just off Ritchie Highway.