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JAN 2019 Senior Living


County Times
St. Mary’s County ● Calvert County

Senior Living JAN 2019

What’s Inside?
Summer Camp Brings Generations Together 3
Garvey Senior Center Contruction Moving Again 5
Keeping Active at Local Senior Centers 6
4 Simple Ways to Save More for Retirement 9
Home Delivered Meals for Seniors 9
Seniors Get Police Support with SALT Program 10
Senior Rides Keep the Elderly On the Move 11
Calvert Office on Aging Offers a Variety of Programs 13
Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees 14
St. Mary’s Senior Centers Offers a Variety of Activities 15

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Summer Camp Brings Generations Together

in which one partner leaves the and share experiences.
room and the other is asked ques-
tions about them. Then he or she is
brought back into the room to see
if the questions were answered
Stout said the adult attendees
at last year’s Intergenerational
Camp were largely grandmothers,
although grandfathers are surely
encouraged to attend
Stout was especially impressed
by how well-behaved the children
were. “Nobody was obnoxious,”
she added.
“He absolutely enjoyed it,” Stout
said of her grandson. The large “It was a lovely experience,”
meeting room at the senior center Stout said about last year’s camp
was filled with games and other that was held in early July. She
activities that they could wander and Clint plan on registering and
around and participate in, other attending again this summer.
than the scheduled paired activi-
Sullivan said brochures for regis-
By Dick Myers Office on Aging Program ties.
tration will be available at the
Editor Manager Ed Sullivan explained that It was also a place for the kids to senior centers in the spring.
the week-long camp is designed meet other kids and the grandpar-
Sociologists have observed an
for elementary-school-age chil- ents to meet other grandparents
interesting phenomenon. Often
dren and their grandparents, with
grandparents and grandchildren
morning and afternoon programs
get along better than parents
and lunch.
and children. North Beach grand-
mother Claudia Stout has an easy Stout said she and Clint were
explanation. “I spoil them,” she given a choice during each half
said of her daughter’s three chil- day of one of two activities they
dren. could be involved in, including
games, crafts and other activities.
That spoiling includes giving
She said the programs were inter-
them candy, which their mother
esting enough to keep her and the
usually doesn’t. She explains, “I
other adults engaged as well as
don’t have to make the rules. I
the children.
don’t have to put them to bed.”
But when Stout brings up
her spoiling tendencies to her
daughter, she responds, “Mom,
that’s your job!”
Stout agrees with the observa-
tion that grandparents and grand-
kids get along, with one proviso:
“You have to be present in their
lives.” That’s exactly what Stout
is, having retired and moved from
Annapolis to North Beach to be
closer to her daughter and her
three children.
After moving to the county,
Stout found the North Beach For instance, one of the activi-
Senior Center and that’s where she ties was making colorful tiles. “I
learned about the Calvert County learned a new craft,” she said.
Office on Aging’s annual Intergen- Stout said it was also a time for
erational Camp held every summer her and Clint to get to know each
at the Calvert Pines Senior Center other better. She said she let him
in Prince Frederick. take the lead on that, to talk about
She signed up for herself and her whatever he wanted.
middle grandchild Clint Johnson, Sullivan said one activity is
7, a student at Windy Hill Elemen- intended to determine how well
tary School. The other two grand- the grandparents and grandchil-
children were either too young or dren know each other. It’s similar
too old for the program. to the old Newlywed Game on TV,

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JAN 2019 Senior Living

Senior Center Project Moving Again

By Guy Leonard of about $17 million. Center Council, Inc., continually but was reduced to 15,779 square
Staff Writer pushed for a new facility to handle feet; but Taylor says she is not
Last year the county commis-
the needs of the growing senior complaining.
After months of delays caused sioners voted to reduce the size of
population in St. Mary’s County.
by foul weather conditions, mostly the project to bring it into budget; “It’s been an uphill battle but
heavy rains in the summer and Deatrick said the reduction would Starting in 2014, Taylor and we’re here,” Taylor said. “We’re
fall, the new Garvey Senior Center not have an impact on actual others formed the council as a very pleased, this is very exciting.
project is getting back on track, program space inside the facility non-profit to raise funds for the “We’re the fastest growing
county officials have told The once it was finished. programs and other items such senior population in the state.”
County Times. as fitness equipment for the new
“Although the square footage
“We’re still somewhat behind has been scaled back, it was done
schedule,” said John Deatrick, foot by foot in places like the The project was originally set
county public works and transpor- bathrooms and storage areas,” for just over 16,000 square feet
tation chief. “The steel framing is Deatrick said. “It was a very small
almost done.” amount that was taken out.”
As construction crews are near Gary Whipple, the project’s Retiring? Downsizing?
finishing the building’s superstruc- engineer with the Department
ture, which will also house the of Public Works and Transpor-
new Leonardtown Library, Deat- tation, said the project is about
Or thinking about buying
rick said the roof and walls of the 20 percent completed based on
complex should be finished by funding expenditures. or selling your home?
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“That means trying to get more facility to be built but to move the
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more things done simultaneously,” to the county government building
Deatrick said. “But that can also into another building owned by
raise costs and we need to be the county.
careful to stay within budget.” But activists such as Dale Taylor,
The entire project has a budget with the Garvey Senior Activity
Senior Living JAN 2019

Keeping Active at Local Senior Centers

Senior activity centers are the and the Northern Senior Activity ceramics and pottery studio with Library and Senior Lounge area.
focal point for many daily and Center on Charlotte Hall Road just kiln, Recumbent Terra Trike Bike 21905 Chancellors Run Road
special programs offered by the north of the Veteran’s Home. for free use on the Three Notch Great Mills, MD 20634
Department of Aging & Human Trail, library, large room for fitness
Do you want to find something 301-475-4200 ext. *1658
Services, including the mid-day and  social activities, game room
to do, but don’t know where to
meal program, opportunities with pool table and card tables, THE GARVEY SENIOR
look? The Department of Aging
for socialization and recreation, arts and craft room, theater ACTIVITY CENTER
& Human Services offers many
fitness opportunities, and access stage, conference room with space
events that encourage seniors The Garvey Senior Activity
to special staff services. The Divi- for private computer tutoring, and
to enjoy themselves on a regular Center is located in the Govern-
sion of Senior Center Operations an outdoor patio and horseshoe
basis. You may wish to view the mental Center Complex in Leonar-
strives to provide a variety of pits.
New Beginning Newsletter, a dtown, MD. Call or visit the Center
high quality, dynamic, affordable Department of Aging & Human 29655 Charlotte Hall Road today to arrange a tour of the
programs and activities for the Services publication which Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 center and meet the friendly staff.
independent senior community features upcoming activities and 301-475-4200 ext. *3101 Amenities include:  Fitness Equip-
that promote good health, fitness, events at all the Senior Activity ment, Large room for Fitness
education, socialization, and the THE LOFFLER SENIOR
Centers. Activities,  Massage  Services,
development of skills and inter- ACTIVITY CENTER
ests. Adults 50 years of age and older Computer Lab, Club Room and an
are welcome to attend activities at The Loffler Senior Activity Arts & Crafts Room.
The Department operates three Center is located in Chancel-
the senior activity centers. 41780 Baldridge Street
senior activity centers, that open lors Run Park off of Chancel-
at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Leonardtown, MD 20650
THE NORTHERN SENIOR lors Run Road in Great Mills, MD.
Doors close at 4:30 p.m. and all 301-475-4200 ext. *1050
ACTIVITY CENTER Call or visit the Center today to
activities end at 5:00 p.m. These arrange a tour of the center and Check out the  monthly
are the Garvey Senior Activity The Northern Senior Activity
meet the friendly staff. Amenities calendar  on their website:www.
Center in the main County Center is located just north of the
Include:  Fitness Equipment, Craft co. s a i n t - m a r ys . m d . u s /a g i n g /
Government complex in Leonard- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
& Activity Rooms, Kitchen, Large newsletter.asp. Physical copies
town (a new, larger center is under Call or visit the Center today to
Room for Fitness and Social Activ- of our newsletter with an activity
construction nearby), the Loffler arrange a tour of the center and
ities, Reflexologist and Massage calendar can be obtained at any of
Senior Activity Center at Chan- meet the friendly staff. Ameni-
Services, Arts & Crafts Room, the Senior Activity Centers.
cellor’s Run Park in Great Mills, ties include: fitness equipment,

JAN 2019 Senior Living

The mission of the Calvert County assist in perpetuating the seniors’ SOUTHERN PINES NORTH BEACH
Office on Aging is to enable senior dignity as human beings and SENIOR CENTER SENIOR CENTER
citizens to avail themselves of a full enhancing their feelings of well The center is operated by the The center is operated by the
range of services and programs in being. Calvert County Office on Aging. Calvert County Office on Aging.
order to maintain the best quality index.aspx?nid=113 The center provides hot meals The center provide hot meals
of life possible. The Office on and nutrition education as well and nutrition education as well
Aging is a single point of contact CALVERT PINES
as a variety of social services for as a variety of social services for
for seniors to obtain information SENIOR CENTER 
seniors. The center also provides seniors. The center also provides
and services related to nutrition, The center is operated by the recreational activities such as recreational activities such as
socialization, health insurance, Calvert County Office on Aging. Crafts, Fine Arts, Game Rooms, Crafts, Fine Arts, Game Rooms,
long term care, physical fitness, The center provides hot meals Card Games, Variety Players, Card Games, Variety Players, Phys-
mental health, continued educa- and nutrition education as well Physical Fitness, Educational ical Fitness, Educational Classes,
tion, insurance, taxes, transporta- as a variety of social services for Classes, Inter-generational Activi- Inter-generational Activities, Trips/
tion, cultural enrichment, hobbies, seniors. The center also provides ties, Trips/Cultural Events, Bowling Cultural Events, Bowling Leagues,
and crafts. When necessary or recreational activities such as Leagues, Special Event Celebra- Special Event Celebrations/Activi-
appropriate, the Office on Aging Crafts, Fine Arts, Game Rooms, tions/Activities, Golf League, Pool ties, Golf League, Pool & Card
will work with friends, relatives, Card Games, Variety Players, & Card Tournaments, Ceramics Tournaments, Ceramics and Bingo.
and other agencies who may be in Physical Fitness, Educational and Bingo. Check the website for Check the website for the current
need of advice and assistance on Classes, Inter-generational Activi- the current schedule of classes schedule of classes and monthly
behalf of a particular senior. Older ties, Trips/Cultural Events, Bowling and monthly newsletters. Hours of newsletters. Hours of Operation
persons are encouraged to main- Leagues, Special Event Celebra- Operation are 8:30 to 4:30. are 8:30 to 4:30. http://www.
tain their independence as long as tions/Activities, Golf League, Pool
possible in the community setting. 20 Appeal Lane
& Card Tournaments, Ceramics
When alternative living arrange- Lusby, MD 20657 9010 Chesapeake Avenue
and Bingo. Check the website for
ments are needed, the Office on 410-586-2748 North Beach, MD 20714
the current schedule of classes
Aging staff is able to assist in iden- 410-257-2549
and monthly newsletters.
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4 Simple Ways to Save More for Retirement

It’s never too early to begin TURN RAISES INTO will grow considerably.
saving for retirement. While RETIREMENT SAVINGS
millions of people have no doubt PUT BONUSES TO WORK
According to the Worldat-
heard or read those very words Professionals who receive
Work 2018-2019 Salary Budget
before, surveys indicate that few bonuses can speak to their
Survey: Top Level Results, salary
people are taking that lesson to employer and request that their
budgets in the United States are
heart. retirement contribution rates
projected to rise by an average of
A 2018 survey from Bankrate. 3.2 percent in 2019, while those in be increased when bonuses are
com found that 20 percent of Canada are expected to rise by 3 issued. Many 401(k) retirement
Americans don’t save any of their percent. Working professionals plans allow workers to contribute
annual income. Things aren’t can save more for retirement by as much as 80 percent of their
necessarily rosier in Canada, where converting some or all their raises paychecks. While that’s not
the financial institution CIBC into retirement savings. Pre-tax sustainable for most people every
reports that 32 percent of people retirement accounts allow working pay period, increasing your contri- Working professionals accus-
nearing or on the cusp of retiring professionals to put aside money bution rate dramatically when tomed to receiving tax returns can
have nothing saved for retirement. before taxes are paid, so weekly your bonus is issued is a great use that money to catch up on their
paychecks will not be greatly way to save more for retirement. retirement savings. Rather than
Saving for retirement can seem spending tax returns or depos-
affected if you choose to increase Contribution rates can then be
impossible in households where iting them into traditional savings
the percentage of your income returned to normal the following
every dollar counts. But the accounts, reinvest them into a
you deposit into such accounts. pay period.
following are four simple ways to retirement account. Speak with a
Do this each time you receive a
save more for retirement without DOWNSIZE YOUR HOME financial planner to help you figure
raise and your retirement savings
making dramatic lifestyle changes. out how to accomplish this goal.
Empty nesters nearing retire-
ment age may benefit by down- Even if it requires opening a new
sizing their homes. Doing so can account, the long-term benefits or
reduce utility bills, property taxes reinvesting returns are substantial.

Home Delivered Meals and other expenses, and those

savings can then be redirected
into retirement accounts.
Saving for retirement is impor-
tant, and it’s never too late or too

Ensure Seniors Get

early to start setting aside more
money for your golden years.

Proper Nutrition
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Getting older can sometimes
their door the volunteer making
the delivery calls either their
emergency care giver or 911 to
Caring for
Caring for the
Planning for
for the
try and check on their welfare.

Planning Future
mean not being able to get
around so well. For some that For some clients enrolled in the
means not being able to get out program it’s a chance to get spiri-
and get the essentials as easily as tual as well as physical sustenance.
they used to. That’s because the volunteers
delivering meals may be the only
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the elderly no longer able to get
out of the house on their own, To qualify for the program,
ensures they don’t want for basic applicants must be more than
nutrition. 60 years old or more, be home-
bound without the ability to
One of the many programs the
drive or take public transporta-
county’s Department of Aging
tion and must show that they
and Human Services offers for
would otherwise be dependent
seniors, it represents more than a
on another driver to take them to
way to keep homebound seniors
stores to obtain their necessities.
There are currently hundreds
County officials say it provides
of people enrolled in the meal
needed nutrition to seniors,
delivery program and the county
particularly to those with medical
needs volunteers to ensure the
program continues to operate.
The program also allows volun-
Meals are delivered free of
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Senior Living JAN 2019

Seniors Get Police Support with SALT Program

By Guy Leonard talking to them about ways to
Staff Writer keep safe, criminal threats they
face and how criminals operate.
Seniors may be vulner-
able targets for criminals and But SALT also helps citizens
scam artitsts but the Triad/ access other services the county
SALT program (Seniors and Law provides, including the STS Bus
Enforcement Together) makes line.
sure that they don’t have to be a Seniors, sheriff’s officials have
victim. said, may not all know that they
Police Officals have said senior can call for an STS bus to pick
citizens are a favorite target of them up in certain cases.
scammers for their often whole- But the information doesn’t just
some nature. flow from SALT to seniors, it goes
The older generation are trust- the other way, too, sheriff’s offi-
worthy, especially financially trust- cials have said and it has been a
worthy and they like to fix prob- big help to law enforcement when
lems as they arise. They are much it comes to giving police informa-
more cooperative and less likely to tion on possible crimes going on in
question scam artists. neighborhoods.
To top it all off, seniors come Seniors are often home more
from a generation when authority and they are vigilant in their neigh-
was not questioned as often as borhoods and are keen to spot the
today. comings and goings of suspicious
vehicles or persons.
Members of the St. Mary’s
County sheriff’s office meet with
seniors in the SALT program often,

JAN 2019 Senior Living

Senior Rides Keep the Elderly On the Move

elderly get around the county. There are also special county accommodated)
buses specifically designed for • Lack access to reasonable,
The service is not for emergen-
seniors who use apparatus like affordable transportation
cies and qualified ride-seekers
wheelchairs to get around. • Riders must use other forms
have to schedule their trips three
of public transportation when
days in advance, with donations The Senior Rides program offers
available and when appropriate
being appreciated. a sense of freedom to participants
• Fees are charged using a radius
since once they are in the car they
Many of the volunteers who method based from the rider’s
can ask the volunteer to take them
provide rides for seniors are in the pick up address
wherever they may need to go.
same age range themselves and
Riders must also:
understand that it can be difficult In the past decade the county
• Complete a Rider Evaluation
for some to get around, according estimates the program has served
Survey for each ride completed
to county officials. 300 senior citizens and that volun-
• Transportation to procedures
teers have given 13,000 hours,
One of the qualifications for a requiring anesthesia and/or
By Guy Leonard going roughly 263,000 miles over
senior rides volunteer is having excessive wait times will be
Staff Writer the course of 4,000 trips.
“patience and a genuine love of considered at the time of the
For elderly residents 60 years helping others,” according to the To be qualified for the Senior request.
and older in St. Mary’s who can’t Department of Aging and Human Rides program, applicants must: • Sign release/waiver form
drive on their own there is a Services. • Be 60 years of age or older, and • Be ready at time of pick up
volunteer option geared towards a St. Mary’s County resident • Be prepared to pay all tolls,
Because the senior rides
helping them keep their indepen- • Have a low to moderate income parking, or other fees incurred
program requires advanced
dence and their appointments. not to exceed $4,040 per month on the trip
scheduling, county officials advise
for an individual or $5,420 for a • Wear Seatbelt
The Senior Rides program was participants to use the county’s
couple • Be courteous
recently honored for operating STS Bus transportation system if
• Be able to walk using a cane or
successfully for the last 10 years they need more immediate assis-
walker (wheelchairs cannot be
and is helping hundreds of the tance.

Home and Community-Based Services MAP/Senior Information and Assistance

Financial Assistance Programs
Senior rights and advocacy Senior Rides
Caregiver support and respite State Health Insurance
Community Options Waiver Assistance Program (SHIP)
Community First Choice Legal Assistance
Aging & Disability Resource Center/ Maryland Access Point (MAP)
Maryland Access Point (MAP)
Human Services
Homeless Prevention
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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JAN 2019 Senior Living

Calvert Office on Aging Offers a Variety of Programs

The following are some of the Create and Contribute.  This theme and Gerontology Education and Calvert County Fairgrounds at 11
events/programs that the Calvert encourages older adults and their Research Program, University of a.m. 
County Office on Aging will be communities to:  connect with Maryland Baltimore and Calvert
hosting/offering in 2019:   family, friends and services that County Office on Aging.     INTERGENERATIONAL CAMP
support participation; create by The Calvert County Office on
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES engaging in activities that promote WORLD ELDER ABUSE Aging will be hosting an Intergen-
AWARENESS MONTH learning, health and personal AWARENESS MONTH erational Camp from July 8-12,
March is designated as Devel- enrichment; and contribute time, June is World Elder Abuse 2019 at the Calvert Pines Senior
opmental Disabilities Awareness talent and life experiences to Awareness Month.  Every year in Center. 
Month. It is an opportunity to high- benefit others.  For advocating for June, communities are encour-
light the principle that everyone senior citizens in Calvert County, aged to recognize elderly abuse, NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH
benefits when people with or members of the Commission on create policies that foster respect
Aging and the Office on Aging National Caregivers Month,
without disabilities learn and thrive for elders and provide the tools celebrated each November, raises
together in the community.  For staff will be presented with a proc- they need to continue to be
lamation at the Calvert Board of awareness of issues surrounding
providing retirement solutions for productive citizens.  For raising family caregivers and celebrates
citizens in Calvert County with County Commissioners meeting awareness concerning elder abuse
on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. the efforts of family caregivers.
developmental disabilities, Create! and neglect, the Office on Aging The Office on Aging staff will be
For Seniors program participants staff will be presented with a proc- presented with a proclamation
and the Calvert County Office on lamation at the Calvert Board of at the Calvert Board of County
Aging will be presented with a County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners meeting on
proclamation at the Calvert Board Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10 a.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. 
of County Commissioners meeting The Calvert County Office on
on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10 Aging will host the 27th Annual RED, WHITE AND BLUE For additional information, stop
a.m.     Southern Maryland Caregivers SENIOR PICNIC by one of the three Calvert County
Conference on Friday, May 3, senior centers to pick a copy of
The Calvert County Office on
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The Connection, a bi-monthly
Aging will be hosting the Red,
The event, held at the Southern newsletter featuring senior center
May is Older Americans Month White and Blue Senior Picnic on
Pines Community/Senior Center, activities and programs or visit us
and this year’s theme is Connect, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the
is sponsored by the Geriatrics at   

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Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

community in which they live, basis, but some might pay part- chises often rely on retirees to
while also providing a sense of time salaries or small stipends. staff in-game positions like ushers
purpose. Retirees interesting in Either way, many retirees find that and concessions employees, and
finding part-time work may want working with young people helps some may even hire retirees to
to consider the following jobs. them stay young, and passing on greet fans. While the pay might
lessons learned to younger gener- not be great, such positions are
CONSULTING WORK ations can provide a strong sense ideal for retirees who happen to
Many retirees have long of purpose. be big sports fans.
résumés, and that experience is
still valuable even after retirement.
Consulting firms often hire experi- Seasonal work is another great Retirees with a love of crafting
enced businesspeople on a project way for retirees to fill their time can turn their hobby into income.
or contract basis, which can be and make a little extra money For example, makes it
great opportunities for retirees along the way. Come the holiday easy for creative entrepreneurs
Upon retiring, many newly to fill their time and make sizable season, retirees should have no to post their creations and sell
minted retirees find themselves amounts of money without having trouble finding seasonal retail them to buyers all over the globe.
looking for ways to fill their free to commit to long-term employ- work at their local malls or shop- Sellers often dictate how quickly
time. Hobbies may not take up too ment. ping centers. In warmer months, they can make and ship products,
much time, and travel can stretch retirees may find seasonal employ- so retirees need not feel worried
retirees’ budgets. TEACHING ment at area beaches, golf courses about being rushed.
One way that retirees can make or parks.
Retirees can also put their Many retirees still work even after
great use of their free time and professional experience to work calling it a career, and opportuni-
make a little extra money is to SPORTS TEAMS
in the classroom. Inquire about ties abound for men and women
find part-time employment. Part- teaching opportunities at a nearby Retirees who live in cities with looking to fill their time and make
time jobs can help retirees main- university or even the local high professional sports teams may be a little extra money along the way.
tain their connections with their school. Such opportunities may able to find work with their favorite
communities, whether it’s their only be available on a volunteer franchise. Professional sports fran-
professional community or the


JAN 2019 Senior Living

St. Mary’s Senior Centers Offers a Variety of Activities

designed for the senior population. with the Tai Chi for Health Institute
Kathy Creswell, Program Specialist as a safe and effective exercise
at Garvey Senior Activity Center, program for those with Arthritis to
is the instructor for this new improve balance, build strength,
program and will demonstrate and promote total-body wellness.
different levels of participation Dr. Lam developed his original
that best meet the class’s physical TCA routine and later added with
needs. You do not need any prior the TCA Part 2 movements. In
experience in drumming or music! this class series, participants will
This class is FREE, but space is learn both the original and Part 2
limited so make sure to sign up movements in a complete 12-week
quickly. Attendance at all classes is cycle. The first weeks will focus on
mandatory. To learn more or sign the core and extended movements
up, call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. taught in the original program. The
final 5 weeks will focus on the Part
LOFFLER SENIOR 2 movements. Space is limited.
Advanced sign up is required,
CENTER no drop in space is available. To
ART CLASSES sign up for this 12-week series in
advance, please visit the signup
Art Classes by Jamie Naluai: table or call 301-475-4200, ext.
GARVEY SENIOR instructor. Cost is $35 payable
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 10 73103.
to Geno Rothback. Payment
CENTER ACTIVITIES required at time of reservation. a.m.-12 p.m., $85 each month (4
Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050 to classes) How about taking up art in R&B LINE DANCING
SEATED TAI CHI 2019? Jamie’s classes are suitable
learn more. R&B Line Dancing on Fridays
The Garvey Senior Activity for beginners as well as interme-
through February 22 1-2 p.m.,
Center will be offering Seated Tai DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT diate level. She teaches drawing,
$12/$2 per class For the first time
Chi starting Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m. painting and other mediums in
Diabetes Self-Management at the Northern Senior Activity
This modified seated version of four 2-hour sessions per month.
is offered on Tuesdays through Center, welcome Marie Bond
Tai Chi for Arthritis can be enjoyed Cost of these classes includes
February 26, 1:30-4 p.m. Living and Catherine Bush for their first
by anyone wishing to practice enough paint and supplies to get
with diabetes is a full-time job. session of R&B Line Dancing. These
Tai Chi sitting down. People you started. Payment may be
The Diabetes Self-Management ladies will guide you step-by-
with almost any chronic condi- made to instructor on the first day
classes give attendees tools step as you learn some of today’s
tion can learn to improve their of class. Call 301-475-4200, ext.
needed to take control of their trendiest line dances; including
health and mobility. It is suitable 71658 to sign up or to learn more.
disease. Topics covered include dances such as the Cupid Shuffle
for people who are either unable and the Wobble. Payment of $12
nutrition, stress management, AMAZING CANE
to walk or are required to be for 6 classes/$2 per class is made
medication management and
seated e.g. while in flight. Medical Amazing Cane is offered Tues- directly to instructors the day of
many more! Space in the class
studies confirm that Tai Chi for days February 5, 19 & 26, 11 a.m. class. To sign up for this 6 session
is limited. Register by calling
Arthritis relieves pain, reduces Cost: Bring in a plain old cane. class in advance, please visit the
301-475-4200, ext. 71050. There is
falls, and improves quality of life. Meet Bonnie Hollyer, lover of signup table or call 301-475-4200,
no fee to attend; however, atten-
To learn more or sign up call, dance, creative arts and people. ext. 73103.
dance at all six sessions is highly
301-475-4200, ext. 71050. She has a plan for combining all
these talents to show you a good LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES
KICK BOXING time! First, bring in a plain old cane
GOLDEN BEATS Living Well with Diabetes is
Kickboxing will be offered on to transform into your own unique
NEW! Drums Alive: Golden Beats on Mondays through March 18,
Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. creation. Then learn some dance
is offered Wednesday, February 1-3:30 p.m. Free Health Connec-
through Feb. 19. Cost: $35. This moves using your newly styled
2-April 3, 8:45 a.m. Using rhythm tions with MedStar St. Mary’s
form of exercise tones muscles stick. Don’t like standing? Fine,
as the source of inspiration to Hospital will lead Living Well with
through punching and kicking. you can cut a rug while seated! At
discover a new group fitness expe- Diabetes at the Northern Senior
During the class participants the end of each session you will
rience, ‘Drums Alive’ combines the Activity Center. This evidence-
use focus pads, target pads and have done some great stretches,
benefits of a traditional physical based program was developed by
mitts. Participants may notice an dance moves and, of course,
fitness program with the brain Stanford University to teach self-
improvement in overall balance laughing- because it’s really all
affected benefits of music and management tools for managing
and flexibility. The aerobic moves about the fun! Cane you do it?
rhythm and fosters a healthy your diabetes. Take charge of your
of kickboxing have been shown to Yes, you CANE! Sign up by calling
balance physically, mentally, health and carry out an action plan
improve circulation and it offers a 301-475-4200, ext. 71658 or stop
emotionally and socially! Golden that fits your life. This series is free,
great stress relief. This specialized by the reception desk.
Beats stimulates people whether but does require your committed
class is geared towards active men attendance. Please note that not
they are young or old, healthy or ill. NORTHERN SENIOR
and women ages fifty and above all classes are consecutive due to
When we drum and dance we are
and has great energy without the
having FUN! This in return releases CENTER holiday closings. To sign up for this
high impact exercises that are series, please register with Health
endorphins and releases negative
done during a mainstream kick- TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS Connections by calling 301-475-
feelings. The rhythmical patterns
boxing class. The instructor, Geno 4200, ext. 76019.
of the drum increase synchroniza- Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tuesdays,
Rothback, is a registered nurse, a
tion of brain wave activity which in through March 26, 10-11 a.m., Free
senior fitness instructor, and is a
turn provides feelings of euphoria Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Preven-
black belt in Taekwondo and certi-
and improved mental aware- tion was developed by Dr. Paul Lam
fied Martial Fusion and Kickboxing
ness. Golden Beats® is specially
Senior Living JAN 2019

Making a difference in every life we touch.

J. Michael Brooks, MD
Family Medicine, Primary Care



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