South County Senior Center March 2014 Events and Activities
South County Senior Center is one of seven senior centers operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. It is located at 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater; the phone number is 410-222-1927. Membership, which is free and available for persons age 55 and older, is required for participation in programs.
The South County Senior Center in Edgewater announces the following events for March 2014:
- 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 5: Maryland Insurance Administration is the state agency that enforces Maryland’s insurance laws. The MIA provides assistance to consumers in all areas of insurance, including life, health, disability, auto, homeowners and property. MIA can educate you about your rights and will investigate written allegations that an insurance entity has violated state law. Patricia Dorn, of the Consumer Education and Advocacy Unit, will be here at this time. Feel free to bring her your questions and concerns.
- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11: Women’s Pelvic Health. Dr. Yong Zheng, a urogynecologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), will speak on incontinence issues, discussing both non surgical and surgical approaches. She is very knowledgeable and approachable, and customizes treatment to the individual with personalized plans.
- 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12: The Retro Rockets return. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun music, don’t forget your dancing shoes!
- 10 a.m. Friday, March 14: Senior Housing Opportunities in Anne Arundel County. Marie Simpson, a Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist with Long and Foster, will provide an update on 55+ housing communities, and options for aging in place. Marie is a center member and has been providing this course for several years and will be happy to help you find what actions you need to take. You will learn about the unique challenges of aging in place, the opportunities for downsizing, financing, and resources specific to Anne Arundel County. If you have questions about what to do about your empty nest, the current 55+ local market or what is needed to make your home ready for you to age in place, please sign up in advance so that you may receive a packet of information.
- 1 p.m. Monday, March 17: Put Pain in its Place. This program focuses on primarily on osteoarthritis, because it is the most common form of arthritis with 27 million Americans suffering from it. The partnership with NCOA and the Arthritis Foundation has developed this toolkit to help educate older adults on how they can put pain in its place. Throughout the 60 minute program, participants will learn how to manage arthritis pain, strategies they can use to prevent or relieve arthritis pain, and inspiring them to take action and to build their life around wellness and not illness. This program also includes ways for participants to be able to get up out of their seats by doing sample exercises, and they will then be able to leave with worksheets to continue to work towards a pain free life. Applications are now available at the center for persons interested in taking part in the annual talent show scheduled to be held April 25th and 26th at 1:00 pm.