Senior Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Recreation council to meet at noon Tuesday

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Westminster Riding Club for lunch, a meeting and program.

Chicken stir fry will be served for lunch. Reservations ($8.75) should be made in advance at 410-876-9896.

No reservations are needed for the general membership meeting and program at 1 p.m. The public is welcome.

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-386-2604.

Information network to meet Wednesday

The Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Senior Center.

SPIN is made up of people who work with senior citizens at senior centers, retirement communities, nursing homes and more.

Reservations are requested. Information: Debbie Frame, 410-848-4049.

Senior Nature Club to meet Wednesday

The Senior Nature Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Senior Activities Center.

The group will carpool to Bear Branch Nature Center for a hike to the raptor cages.

Participants should take their lunch and a beverage.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave. Information: 410-848-3874.

Bureau of Aging offers classes at senior centers

The Bureau of Aging offers classes for senior citizens at all five county senior centers.

Class topics include art, crafts, music and dance; computers; and health, wellness, fitness and relaxation. Many classes are offered through Carroll Community College for a nominal cost.

Some programs offer a free introductory class. Programs vary at each center.

Most fall classes begin this month, and registration has begun.

The bureau suggests that those wishing to participate in any physical-activity program consult their doctors first, especially if they have medical conditions that might be affected by exertion. Some programs might require the participant to sign an informed-consent agreement.

Information: Bureau of Aging, 410-848-4049; or the individual senior center.

Inclusion program offers activities for the disabled

The Bureau of Aging's Senior Inclusion Program is designed to offer retirement activities to older adults with developmental disabilities.

The program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Activities focus on health and fitness, arts and crafts, recreation, dance and music.

The Developmental Disabilities Administration determines eligibility and available funding.

Activities include:

Bell ringing performance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Coffee Klatch.

Bell ringing at Summerville Assisted Living at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22.

Game day at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Westminster center offers card party, dance

The Westminster Senior Center has announced its scheduled activities.

A Coffee Klatch will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday featuring conversation and entertainment. Registration is requested.

Betty Lou's Progressive 500 Card Party will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 410-526-7517.

Blood pressure screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The health topic at 12:15 p.m. will be on cholesterol.

Carroll County TRIAD will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the center. TRIAD is an organization where senior citizens and law enforcement agencies work together to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and education for older residents.

A country dance will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 and includes supper at 4 p.m. Reservations are required.

A creative rubber stamping class will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The cost is $2 and materials will be supplied. Registration is required.

Haircuts will be given from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Reservations are required. A donation is requested.

A new craft class will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 6 for 10 weeks. The cost is $20 plus materials. Assorted crafts, including sewing, quilting, needlepoint, cross stitch and holiday decorations will be made. Registration is required.

A food giveaway is held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday.

The center is holding a raffle for a handmade, Victorian-style quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Site Council. The drawing will be held Dec. 15.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Music, cards, bingo planned at North Carroll

North Carroll Senior Center has announced the following activities:

Country and variety music will be played Tuesday.

The center's pool team has openings for players ages 60 and older. The team participates in the Carroll County Pool League. People are welcome to join the team or play for fun in the pool room, which is open daily except Wednesdays when a league game is played at 8:30 a.m.

Senior Information and Assistance will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A Progressive 500 card party will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served. Reservations are required.

Haircuts will be given from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Deerfield bingo will be held at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 20. Registration is required.

The Senior Moments Band will perform Sept. 21.

The Carroll County Extension Office will give a talk on "Healthy Snacks" at 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

Night Bingo will be played at 6 p.m. Sept. 23. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m.

A quilt raffle drawing will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 28. For tickets, see the center.

The center is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-239-6400.

Billiards, luncheon planned at Mount Airy

Mount Airy Senior Center has announced these activities.

A Billiards for Beginners class will be held at 1 p.m. Fridays this month. Registration is required.

The 55 Plus Club will hold a luncheon meeting with entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

A country-western lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. The North Carroll Country & Variety Musicians will entertain at 12:30 p.m.

Free blood pressure screening will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Haircuts will be given from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20. The cost is a donation and appointments are required.

The Site Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20.

Birthdays will be celebrated at lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 22 with cake and ice cream.

The center's book club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23 to discuss Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand.

Fun and Games with Bev Green will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Prizes will be awarded. Lunch reservations are required. The cost is a donation up to $3.10 for seniors 60 and older and $3.10 for younger than 60.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during September are Rachel's Garden Restaurant fund-raising days. Ten percent of the restaurant's dinner receipts on those days will go to the center. Participants should turn in their dining receipts to the center by Oct. 15 to collect the donation. Rachel's is at 200 S. Main St.

A free exercise class, Senior Fun and Fitness, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays this month.

The center is at 703 Ridge Ave.

Information: 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017.

Taneytown to focus on chocolate, apples

Taneytown Senior Center plans the following activities:

International Chocolate Day will be celebrated tomorrow.

Apple Appreciation Day will be held Thursday. A special dessert of waffles will be served with lunch.

Fall bingo will be played at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, with a break for lunch at noon, followed by more bingo.

A new session of drawing and painting will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 28.

The senior Fun & Fitness Class with Valerie Whitstadt is held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Holiday crafting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

The center is at 220 Roberts Mill Road.

Information: 410-751-1656.

South Carroll to hold party for centenarian

South Carroll Senior Center in Eldersburg has announced events.

The center will celebrate the 100th birthday of Lillian Adams Tuesday. The South Carroll Tappers will perform at 1 p.m., then cake will be served. Adams' daughter, Irene Demarcado, is a member of the Tappers and will dance with the group.

Blood pressure checks will be given from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Kim Fiore from the Carroll County Health Department will discuss cholesterol at 12:30 p.m.

The Pool League will play at home at 9 a.m. Wednesday at North Carroll Senior Center and Sept. 22 at Mount Airy.

A bingo bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Morning bingo will include prizes. Lunch reservations are required the day before. The cost is a donation of up to $3.35 for the meal.

Nutrition education will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Terry Serio, nutrition coordinator, will discuss food safety at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Computer classes for beginning and intermediate students will be held Sept. 13, 20 and 27; or Sept. 15, 22 and 29. Introduction classes will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with intermediate classes held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $30 for each six-hour course. Registration is required.

A line dance party and demonstration will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Members of the line dance class will show the moves they've learned and teach others.

Stay Healthy and Fit classes will be held Tuesdays starting Sept. 28 for 10 weeks. Provided through a Mylan Grant, the class includes discussions of specific body parts, related warm-ups and exercises, and information on arthritis and osteoporosis.

A health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30. Northwest Hospital Center will offer preventive screenings, including blood pressure and breathing. Blood profiles will be available for $15 and include glucose, potassium, iron, total cholesterol and other chemistries; 12-hour fasting is required. An osteoporosis screening will be available for $5. Appointments are required by calling 410-601-WELL.

A trip will be taken from 8:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 13 to Rocky Gap State Park to cruise the lake and have lunch at the lodge. The cost is $60.

A trip to the American Music Theatre will be taken from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 to see the Christmas show and have lunch at the Good & Plenty Restaurant. The cost is $62. All trips must be paid for in advance. The center's trip coordinator is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

The center is at 5745 Bartholow Road.

Information: 410-549-1357.

Local AARP chapter sets its trip schedule

AARP Carroll County Chapter 662 has planned the following trips:

Oct. 18 to 22: Vermont and New Hampshire to see the fall foliage, covered bridges, mountains, lakes and farmland. The cost is $575. A $50 deposit is required with reservations.

Nov. 9: Christmas show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. A stop will be made at Stauffer's Cookie Outlet, lunch will be at the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant, and the show is at 3 p.m. The cost is $52.

Hawaii: Itineraries are available for various times of the year.

Information, reservations: 410-795-6609.

Seniors In Action trips are open to everyone

The Seniors In Action Recreation Council holds trips that are open to everyone.

A deposit is required. Travel insurance is available. Trips not filled 30 days before the scheduled date will be canceled and deposits returned.

Scheduled trips include:

Sept. 29: Made in America in York, Pa. The cost is $53 for members and $55.65 for nonmembers.

Oct. 6: A mystery trip revealed to Ocean City. The trip includes lunch at Phillips Crab House, a chartered tram ride on the boardwalk and free time. The cost is $75 for members and $78.75 for others.

Oct. 7 and 8: Allenberry Resort to see A Closer Walk with Patsy. The cost is $155 for members and $162.75 for nonmembers, based on double occupancy. Insurance is $22.70 for members and $27.95 for nonmembers.

Oct. 31: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to see Phantom of the Opera Goes Pops, with lunch at Sabatino's. The cost is $75 for members and $78.75 for others.

Nov. 4: Washington to see the National World War II Memorial. A tour guide will give narratives on the monuments. Lunch will be at Mrs. K's Toll House. The cost is $56 for members.

Dec. 15 to Dec. 17: A Christmas Mystery overnight trip will be taken. The cost is $335 for members and $352 for others. Insurance is $31.50.

Information: 410-386-2604.

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