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04/09/2015

2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit and Opening Night Reception

 

What: County Executive Steven R. Schuh, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County present the 2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit and Opening Night Reception.  The exhibit features 42 works of art from 42 different artists, and gives County residents with disabilities an exciting opportunity to showcase their talents.

 

When:  Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:00 to 6:30pm.  Speakers and presentation of Executive Citations will take place at 5:30pm in the County Council chambers.  The exhibit will be featured in the Arundel Center lobby from April 16 to June 30, 2015 and is open to the public.

 

Where:  The Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Who: County Executive Steven R. Schuh, the artists and their families, and members of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  The public is invited to attend.

 

Directions:  Take Rowe Blvd. towards down town Annapolis, then turn right onto Calvert Street.  The Arundel Center is on the left.  Free parking is available at the Whitmore garage.  Accessible parking for vans is available in the cemetery lot diagonally across from the Arundel Center main entrance.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4383, or by e-mail at agmart11@aacounty.org at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request. 

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04/02/2015

Virtual Dementia Tour

 

Annapolis, MD (April 2, 2015) – To help family caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges of those with dementia, the National Family Caregiver Support Program at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has scheduled two free Virtual Dementia Tour® education workshops for family caregivers. The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

 

The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is a scientifically proven method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. It is a dementia simulation tool created to assist anyone in understanding the condition.

 

There are approximately 35 million Americans age 65 and older, and more than 5.4 million suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is the overriding diagnosis for cognitive impairments – the largest category under dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Comments from those who have taken the tour include the following:
 

“No training is anything like it. It truly allowed us to walk in someone else’s shoes. I benefitted from the experience and know it will impact how I respond to those with dementia.”
 

“Wow! What a great learning tool! If I had dementia, I would want to be around people who not only understand it, but who care enough to protect me from harm’s way.”
 

“Thank you for the opportunity to experience the obstacles confronting a person with dementia. (It was) so much different than reading about it or even observing it firsthand.”

           

The VDT® will be facilitated by Mary Chaput and Jennifer Sloan of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. To register, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043. Space is limited.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at  410-222-4464 ext. 3045, or by e-mail at agchap01@aacounty.org  at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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04/02/2015

Caregiver Workshops Offered

 

Annapolis, MD (April 2, 2015) – The Department of Aging and Disabilities is pleased to present an educational workshop for family caregivers.  The April workshop, “Communicating with Health Care Providers” presented by Ann Morrison, Ph.D., RN, CS, will be held on April 16th at the Pascal Senior Activity Center.  The workshop is presented at no cost to the public by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

 

The Pascal Senior Activity Center is located at 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

           

This workshop is sponsored by: Accredited Home Health Care, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Future Care Chesapeake, Somerford Place Alzheimer’s Assisted Living, and Foundations Medical Adult Day Services.

 

For information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at  410-222-4464 ext. 3045, or by e-mail at  agchap01@aacounty.org  at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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03/13/2015

Annapolis, MD (March 13, 2015) – Free diabetes workshops will be offered next month through a partnership between Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.  The classes will be held in the Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

 

The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop is appropriate for participants with pre-diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes.  This program teaches participants how to manage their blood sugar levels and provides information about reading nutrition labels, counting carbohydrates, engaging in appropriate exercise, and managing symptoms associated with both high and low blood sugar levels.

           

Over the course of 6 weeks, participants come once a week for 2.5 hours.  Classes are interactive and educational.  Classes start April 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  Both morning and evening classes are available.  The morning classes are held from 9:30 to noon and the evening classes are held from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

 

Workshop space is limited.  To register, please call AAMC at 443-481-5555 or go to www.living-well.eventbrite.com

 

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Pam Toomey at 410-222-4366 ext. 3081, or by e-mail at agtoom88@aacounty.org at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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03/13/2015
 
Annapolis, MD (March 13, 2015) - In an effort to enhance customer service, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program will relocate operations to 7409 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie.  The move is effective Monday, March 16.  The public is encouraged to take note of the new phone number 410-222-0022 and the new fax number 410-222-0016—both effective on Monday.
 
The Transportation Program, managed by the Department of Aging and Disabilities and operated by First Transit, is a fully accessible, curb-to-curb donation-supported para- transit service.  Adults 55 and over and adults 18 and over with a disability may schedule trips to medical appointments and to Anne Arundel County’s seven senior activity centers.  Services are available Monday through Friday and must be scheduled in advance by calling the Transportation Program.  Vans are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Donations are encouraged and should be sent to the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program at 2666 Riva Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401.  
 
For more information, please contact Rodney Tasker, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program, at 410-222-4464 ext. 3018 or agtask01@aacounty.org.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  
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03/11/2015

 

 

Annapolis, MD (March 11, 2015) - Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses and others can get information and access resources at the 23rd annual Caregivers’ Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis.

 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has once again teamed with local businesses and organizations to provide a day filled with information and resources for both family and professional caregivers.

 

In addition, caregivers will have a chance to network with fellow caregivers, both informal and professional. Vendors from local agencies and businesses will be on hand to share resources and information to assist attendees with their caregiving needs.

 

William Mansbach, Ph.D. will start the day by helping caregivers to build both cognitive and emotional reserves to support them on their caregiving journey.  Department of Aging and Disabilities staff will facilitate panel discussions to share local resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.  Workshops throughout the day will cover topics such as veterans’ benefits, caregiving resources across the lifespan, the right tools for a better life, property rehabilitation and accessibility modification programs, sexuality and aging, caring and coping for those with Parkinson’s disease, and protecting your future with financial and health care power of attorney.  Susan and Robert Duggan of Wisdom Well will conclude the day’s event by “Honoring the Generations.”

 

Planning partners include Active Day Centers of Annapolis, Aging Services Management, Home Instead Senior Care, and Somerford Place Annapolis.

 

This year’s sponsors include: Foundations Medical Adult Day Services, Somerford Place Annapolis, Home Instead Senior Care, Future Care Chesapeake, Next Step Partners, Senior Helpers of Annapolis, Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, and Service Corporation International.  While the Department of Aging and Disabilities appreciates its partners and sponsors, it does not endorse any particular vendor or business.

 

Active Day Center of Pasadena will provide free adult day care for conference attendees.

 

Registration is $20, with an additional $10 for social work CEUs.  The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.  Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4464 (ext. 3045) or by e-mail at agchap01@aacounty.org at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

 

For more information or to register for the conference, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, email  caregiver_support@aacounty.org, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.

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03/05/2015

Annapolis, MD (March 5, 2015) - Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 6, 2015.  Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well.  All Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of dialysis appointments, are canceled.

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03/04/2015
Annapolis, MD (March 4, 2015) 
 
Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed tomorrow,  Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well.  All Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, including dialysis appointments, are canceled.
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03/01/2015

Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers Closed Today

 

Annapolis, MD (March 2, 2015) - UPDATE:  6:40 a.m. - Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed today,  Monday, March 2, 2015.  Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well.  All Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of dialysis appointments, are cancelled.

 

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02/26/2015

Annapolis, MD (February 26, 2015) - UPDATE:  7:20 a.m. - Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed today, Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well.  All Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of dialysis appointments, are cancelled.

 

 

 

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