September 30, 2023
Annapolis, US 68 F

The Future Is Now

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will present five free workshops this Fall to help Baby Boomers prepare themselves and their parents with life experiences. Topics range from health insurance to changing your lifestyle.

The Department held the series, “The Future Is Now! Are You Ready?” last fiscal year with an outpouring of response from the public. The staff decided to extend the series with new topics. Presentations, dates, and places follow:

• “Making Sense of Health Care Reform,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 1, Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold. Amy Rubino, SHIP director, and Renee Cohen, a constituent liaison for health and senior issues in the office of Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, will discuss the new health care reform law, its impact on families, and its benefits.

• “Executor Responsibilities, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Arnold Senior Center.       Victoria Gillespie, vice president of investment management and fiduciary services for Sandy Spring Bank, will lead an interactive discussion on ways to ensure your future objectives are met. Is your executor ready for this role?

• “Advanced Care Planning: Legal and Medical Perspectives, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 29, at Arnold Senior Center. Wanda Nason-Raleigh, who directs the adult public guardianship program at the Department, and Mary Fridley, founder, Gero-Resources LLC, will discuss one’s options when completing an advanced directive and help you understand your medical options.

Just Because You’re A Target, You Don’t Have to be a Victim! 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Kristin Fleckenstein, spokeswoman, Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, will share tools you need to empower yourself against identity theft, fraud, scams, and exploitation. Participants will receive a copy of the handbook, “Power Against Fraud.”

• “Right-Size Your Life! 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Pascal Senior Center. Susan von Suhrke, a certified relocation and transition specialist with Timely Transitions LLC, will discuss taking stock of where you are now, getting organized and asking if you own things or do they own you?

Sandy Spring Bank will provide a “Vital Records” folder to participants. The series is sponsored by Heartlands at Severna Park. While the Department is grateful for sponsors, it does not endorse any particular vendor.

Registration can be made by calling 410-AA-AGING (410-222-4464), Ext. 3094, or by going online at

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