August 2013: South County Senior Center Events and Activities
The South County Senior Center, located at 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, is one of seven senior centers operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Membership is free and available for persons age 55 and older. Membership is required for participation in programs.
Here are the special events at the Senior Center for August:
Wednesday, August 7, 12 p.m.: “Ice Cream Social” ~ Bring your $2.00 to purchase a delicious ice cream sundae to benefit our “Hearts of Gold FUNdraisers.”
Wednesday, August 7, 1:p.m.: “Tom Lilly and The One-Step Magic Company” ~Returns to entertain kids of all ages. Come join in the fun. Grandparents, invite your kids and grandkids! Our “Hearts of Gold FUNdraisers” will be selling ice cream sundaes prior to the show.
Thursday, August 8, 1 to 3 p.m.: “Buying A New Computer?” ~ If a new computer is in your future, this workshop is for you. Ted Armour will present an overview of things one should think about before deciding to and actually purchasing a new personal computer. Topics to be covered include:
Why or when do I need a new or different computer?
- Where/how should I shop for a new computer?
- What types (mobile or desktop – MAC/PC) of computers are available?
- What can I do with my old computer?
- Can I use my current peripherals (monitor, printer, speakers, etc.) or should I buy new ones?
- How do I get my data from my old computer to the new one?
- Can I use my current applications/programs on the new computer?
- Where can I find information and reviews about computers, peripherals, and software?
Sign up at the front desk, bring a flash/thumb/jump drive as handouts will be digital.
Monday, August 12, 1 p.m.: “Maryland Relay” ~ Maryland Relay is a free public service that allows persons with hearing or speech loss to stay independent on the telephone.Additionally, CTS (Captioned Telephone Service) is for people who are hard of hearing or deaf and have understandable speech. This service enables them to communicate on a special amplified phone with the support of captions. Maryland Accessible Telecommunications distributes free amplified and captioned phones, ring signalers, TTYs, and other assistive devices to qualified applicants who have difficulty using a standard telephone. You will learn about all three programs at this presentation.
Tuesday, August 13, 10 a.m.: “Getting a Fair Price” ~ Presented by Then & Again Antiques in Annapolis, this session will focus on liquidating assets, meaning selling off your antiques, using various methods: ebay, Craigslist, a private in home sale, pawn shop, etc.
Wednesday,August 14, 8:30 – 10:30 am: “Free Coffee and Donuts” ~ sponsored by NMS Healthcare of Annapolis, a new outpatient rehabilitation center in Annapolis.
Monday, August 19, 1 p.m.: “Top Ten Daily Yoga Techniques for Every Senior Citizen” ~ Tina Marks is our Thursday yoga instructor and is a certified instructor of Integrative Yoga Therapy, Usui Reiki Ryoho Master, workshop facilitator, and published author. Tina will present this 90 minute interactive workshop, beneficial and suitable for all persons age 55 and older. You will learn practical techniques that are easy to learn and do independently, at home or on-the-go.You will benefit by feeling better, having more energy, and improving overall healing and wellness. All stretches are performed either seated in a chair or standing, no mat required. Class size is limited, sign up is required
Wednesday, August 21, 1 p.m.:“John Dodge Magic Show” ~ John Dodge, also known as ‘The Artful Dodger,’ introduces us to his entertaining kind of magic.
Thursday, August 22 1 to 3:00 pm: “Open Source – Software & Operating Systems” ~ Can you say ‘FREE?’ Open Source is a free software that will allow you to accomplish most of the things you bought a desktop or mobile/laptop computer for in the first place. Open Source includes, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet browsing, and more. Topics will include:
- What is open source?
- Will I be able to use open source on my computer?
- What types of open source software are available?
- Is open source data compatible with data generatedusing proprietary/commercial software?
Sign up in advance at front desk to register for this briefing. Bring a flash/thumb/jump drive. Handouts will be digital and downloaded to your drive.
Monday, August 26, 1 p.m.: “Aging: What’s Normal? What’s Not?” ~ Have you ever wondered if those “senior moments” are something to worry about? How about the physical changes you notice and aren’t too happy about? In this fun filled informative workshop you will learn how to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal changes with age and discover what it takes to age successfully.
This important, not-to-be-missed, program is presented by Mary C. Fridley, R. N., BC., Board Certified in Gerontology. Mary is a frequent program provider for the Department of Aging and Disabilities and writes a weekly column for The Capital.