Tag: Department of Aging

Department Of Aging Wins Award

Department Of Aging Wins Award

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is a winner in the 21st annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults. The Department’s annual resource directory, “Services for […]

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Pets On Wheels Orientation

Pets On Wheels Orientation

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Want to cheer up a lonely person by visiting with your pet or young child? Consider signing up for an orientation session to be held in January for the Pets on Wheels, Mom and Me, and Life Enrichment programs. The Life Enrichment program provides weekly visits to residents of nursing homes and assisted living sites […]

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Senior Weight Loss Workshop

Senior Weight Loss Workshop

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will offer a nutrition and health promotion series designed to help seniors manage their weight. Sheryl Hoehner, a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian-nutritionist, will conduct the “Mindful Eating Weight Loss” workshop for seven weeks at the Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Register by […]

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Community Support Groups Handbook Available Now

Community Support Groups Handbook Available Now

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has revised and updated a booklet on “Community Support Groups.” The booklet contained information on groups designed for caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke, cardiac, pulmonary, Parkinson’s, and bowel and urinary diversions. The free booklet is available at the […]

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2012 Senior Olympics Announced

2012 Senior Olympics Announced

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Senior Olympics will present the 2012 Winter Games on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel. Two sports will be featured this year – ice hockey and curling. The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities invites seniors in the county to participate in the event. The Winter […]

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The Future Is Now Workshop

The Future Is Now Workshop

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lynn Carr, registered nurse, and Mary Fridley, founder of Gero-Resources LLC, will present a workshop, “Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Physician Office” as part of “The Future is Now! Are You Ready?” series offered free by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Their workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. […]

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Resident’s Rights Brochures Available

Resident’s Rights Brochures Available

| October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two brochures on resident’s rights in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and another brochure on the Ombudsman program protecting those residents are available from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. The publications are released during October, which is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month. This year’s theme is “Welcome Home: Creating […]

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Living Well: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Living Well: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake has joined with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities to present a life-affirming workshop for caregivers living with a chronic condition. “Often those who are taking care of individuals who are ill are themselves coping with a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease, […]

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Medicare 101

Medicare 101

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Are you new to Medicare and not sure what you need to do? Learn about this federal health insurance program for seniors age 65 and older at “Medicare: The Basics and Beyond” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. New this year is a […]

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Memory Screening Day Scheduled

Memory Screening Day Scheduled

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, will host a free Memory Screening Day with appointments between 9:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 16. Memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that assesses memory and other intellectual functions, and indicates whether additional testing is necessary. Screening is not used to diagnosis any […]

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Caregiver Workshop Seminars

Caregiver Workshop Seminars

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Fall 2011 Caregiver Workshops continue in October with the three-part “Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz” offered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. The series will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, and 20 at the O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton; […]

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Orientation For Pets On Wheels, Mom & Me, and Life Enrichment

Orientation For Pets On Wheels, Mom & Me, and Life Enrichment

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Want to cheer up a lonely person by visiting with your pet or young child? Consider signing up for an orientation session to be held in October for the Pets on Wheels, Mom and Me, and Life Enrichment programs. The Life Enrichment program provides weekly visits to residents of nursing homes and assisted living sites […]

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The Future Is Now: Are You Ready?

The Future Is Now: Are You Ready?

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The Future is Now! Are You Ready?” workshops, a popular series offered free by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on various Wednesdays from Sept. 14 through May 9, 2012, at two county senior centers.  “These programs have been well received by the public […]

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Caregiver Workshops Back By Popular Demand

Caregiver Workshops Back By Popular Demand

| August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back by popular demand, the Fall 2011 Caregiver Workshops Series will present “The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz” at the county’s seven senior activity centers. Caregivers taking care of their loved ones who have a dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can gain guidance and advice at these free workshops. Mary Fridley, founder of […]

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Can You Cheer Up A Lonely Person?

Can You Cheer Up A Lonely Person?

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Want to cheer up a lonely person by visiting with your pet or young child? Consider signing up for an orientation session to be held in September for the Pets on Wheels, Mom and Me, and Life Enrichment programs. The Life Enrichment program provides weekly visits to residents of nursing homes and assisted living sites […]

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Caregiver 102 Class Planned

Caregiver 102 Class Planned

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

To meet the needs of the growing caregiver population, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Family Caregivers Support Program is offer a one-day workshop for new caregivers. The goal is to help them manage the care of their older and/or disabled loved ones with the purpose of preventing re-hospitalization and reducing caregiver […]

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Budget Friendly Family Fun Day Scheduled For August 17th

Budget Friendly Family Fun Day Scheduled For August 17th

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The community, including grandparents and their families, is invited to attend B.F.F.F.D. at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.             The Budget Friendly Family Fun Day replaces the annual Backyard Carnival previously held at the center and will be much more reasonably […]

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Farmer’s Market Coupons Available To Seniors

Farmer’s Market Coupons Available To Seniors

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

A limited number of Farmer’s Market Coupons are available from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities in Annapolis.                         The coupons are available to anyone 60 years of age or older who is an Anne Arundel County resident and who meets the income guidelines. One person may earn up to $1,679 […]

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Commission Celebrates ADA Anniversary

Commission Celebrates ADA Anniversary

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ginger Palmer, of  Edgewater, chairman of the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues, cuts a chocolate cake in celebration of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26,1990, during a commission meeting on Tuesday [July 26] in Annapolis. The world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities, the law […]

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Save The Date: Caregiver’s Wellness Day

Save The Date: Caregiver’s Wellness Day

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Save the date of Saturday, Sept. 17, for the 10th annual Caregivers’ Wellness Day to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis. The free event is a day to nurture the non-professional, unpaid family caregiver. A continental breakfast and time to meet with […]

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Caregiver Workshops Scheduled

Caregiver Workshops Scheduled

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

To meet the needs of the growing caregiver population, especially Baby Boomers, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Family Caregiver Support Program is offering one-day workshops. These will prepare new caregivers to manage the care of their older and/or disabled loved ones. The purpose is to help prevent re-hospitalizations and to reduce […]

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Caregiver Support Group To Meet

Caregiver Support Group To Meet

| June 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will host a support group meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Heritage Office Complex in the department’s office on the fourth floor at 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis. The […]

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