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06/23/2015

Annapolis, MD (June 23, 2015) – Due to the heat index today, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will open the seven senior activity centers in the county as cooling centers today from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to provide cooling relief.  Transportation will be provided for those wishing to use these facilities.  Children must be supervised by a family member or guardian at all times.
 

The seven senior activity centers are:

  • Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis 
     
  • Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold
     
  • Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park
     
  • O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton
  • Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena
     
  • Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie
     
  • South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will provide transportation to all citizens to and from cooling centers, libraries, and police precinct community rooms based on resource availability during business hours.

  • Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation #410-222-0022
  • Taxi Voucher Program #410-222-4222 (An Income Eligible Program, must submit proof of income to receive discounted vouchers)
     
  • MTA Mobility Service #410-764-8181
     
  • MTA Taxi Access II Service #410-664-2030 (Must be certified Mobility customer)

For more information, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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06/16/2015

Annapolis, MD (June 16, 2015) – Due to the heat index today, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will open the seven senior activity centers in the county as cooling centers today from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to provide cooling relief.  Transportation will be provided for those wishing to use these facilities.  Children must be supervised by a family member or guardian at all times.

 

The seven senior activity centers are:

·         Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis

·         Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold

·         Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

·         O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton

·         Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena

·         Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie

·         South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will provide transportation to all citizens to and from cooling centers, libraries, and police precinct community rooms based on resource availability during business hours.

 

·         Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation #410-222-0022

·         Taxi Voucher Program #410-222-4222 (An Income Eligible Program, must submit proof of income to receive discounted vouchers)

·         MTA Mobility Service #410-764-8181

·         MTA Taxi Access II Service #410-664-2030 (Must be certified Mobility customer)

 

For more information, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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06/15/2015

Annapolis, MD (June 10, 2015) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center will be partnering to present free Diabetes workshops next month.  The workshops will be held at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Health Services location at 7556 Teague Road, Suite 440, Hanover, MD. 

 

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, count carbohydrates and provides information about reading nutrition labels.  It also engages the participants in appropriate exercise and assists in 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 will start Tuesday, July 14th from 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. and will meet for 6 consecutive Tuesday afternoons.  Workshop space is limited.

 

To register, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to the website www.aacounty.org/aging in the Living Well series, or call Pamela Toomey at 410-222-4366.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. 

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06/15/2015

Annapolis, MD (June 10, 2015) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and the Anne Arundel Medical Center will be partnering to present free Diabetes workshops next month.  The workshops will be held in the Belcher Pavilion at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
 

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, count carbohydrates and provides information about reading nutrition labels.  It also engages the participants in appropriate exercise and assists in 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.  Both morning and evening classes are available.  The morning classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to noon starting Monday, July 13th at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.  The evening session starts Thursday, July 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Workshop space is limited.


To register, contact the Anne Arundel Medical Center at 443-481-5555 or go to www.living-well.eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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06/09/2015

Information & Assistance Specialist Held Workshop at International Conference

 

Annapolis, MD (June 9, 2015) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities proudly recognizes Sanya Smith for recently presenting a workshop at the AIRS International Conference in Dallas, Texas, on the future of Information and Referral/Assistance in relation to innovative outreach.  

 

Ms. Smith, along with a team of professionals of the Information & Assistance Program within the Department of Aging and Disabilities, is part of the AIRS Program (Alliance of Information and Referral Systems).  AIRS is a professional membership association consisting of individuals, agencies, community organizations, governmental departments and others helping connect people to the services they require.  AIRS builds a high-quality community information and referral sector, pulls various providers and interests together, and provides a consistent, uniform level of quality and professionalism. 

 

The department also commends Sanya on becoming one of the first in the country to receive the new Certified Information & Assistance Specialist for Aging and Disabilities (CIRS-A/D) Certification.   Before March 15th, 2015, the certification was only for Aging.  Since then, Disabilities has been added to the certification.  Ms. Smith’s certification is part of an ongoing effort for the entire team in the Information & Assistance Program to become certified.  The department commends Ms. Smith on her hard work and dedication to achieve this goal.

 

For more information, contact the Information & Assistance contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.


                                      Sanya Smith

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06/02/2015

Resolution 20-15 Raises Awareness for Tourette Syndrome
 

Annapolis, MD (June 2, 2015) – Citizens of Anne Arundel County are encouraged to participate in “Teal Tuesday – Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day” on June 9th, 2015.  To show support on this day, members of the community are encouraged to wear teal to support Tourette Syndrome. 

 

Caroline Christian, age 15, of Severna Park, a National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador, was the inspiration for Resolution 20-15 which was passed on May 18th, 2015.  This Resolution was part of Miss Christian’s campaign to raise awareness through her platform “Keep Calm, Tick On! A Tourette Awareness Project” and to show support to children and families who live with Tourette Syndrome.

 

“I will not keep calm until there is so much Tourette Syndrome awareness that there is acceptance,” stated Caroline Christian.

 

“Miss Christian is a genuine mentor for her peers and all Anne Arundel County citizens,” said County Executive Steven R. Schuh.  “We are honored to have such a strong voice representing our county through her bravery and advocacy.”

 

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary muscle movements known as tics.  These tics affect as many as 1 in 100 people living in the greater Baltimore/Annapolis area.  Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to diminishing the disorder’s physical and psychological effects.

 

For more information on “Teal Tuesday”, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

 

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05/21/2015

Annapolis, MD (May 21, 2015)- The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as voting members of the Commission. 

 

 

“This is an exciting opportunity for those who are passionate about increasing awareness and access for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel County,” says Joelle Ridgeway, Commission Chairman.

 

Much of the Commission’s work centers on accessibility, transportation, housing, legislation, and children’s issues.  Additionally, each year, the Commission holds two events.  Each spring, the Commission gives Anne Arundel County artists with various disabilities the opportunity to showcase their talents through the Artists Without Limits Art Show, an exhibit at the Arundel Center.  Disability Awareness Day (DAD) will take place on Saturday, October 25th at Westfield Annapolis Mall.  The time will be announced at a later date.  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  DAD highlights vital services, programs and achievements regarding disability issues, and also features interactive exhibits and live entertainment.  

 

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues is comprised of 21 voting members from the community and 17 ex-officio members representing various government agencies, all of whom are appointed by the County Executive.

 

Applicants may include individuals with a disability, those with family members with a disability, individuals who serve within the disability community, or have an interest in disability issues.  All applicants must live in Anne Arundel County.

 

Commission meetings are open to the public and are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Independence Room, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, within the Heritage Office Complex.  Individuals needing accommodations should contact Jill Bezek in advance of Commission meetings at 410-222-4383 or via e-mail at agbeze83@aacounty.org at least 7 days prior to the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for the Commission should submit a letter of interest and resume addressed to Jill Bezek, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and Community Services Manager, Bureau of Disability and Community Services, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 by June 19, 2015.  For more information, contact the Americans with Disabilities Act office at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or Jill Bezek at ext. 3025.  TTY users should call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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05/15/2015

Brooklyn Park Center Announces Open House

For Older Americans Month

 

Brooklyn Park, MD (May 14, 2015) – The Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center has announced an open house event scheduled for May 20th, 2015 at 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park.  The center is one of seven operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. The event will run from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

 

“I am excited to spotlight Brooklyn Park Senior Center’s open house for Older Americans Month,” stated the Brooklyn Park Senior Center Director, Carolyn Scurry-Boyd. “Situated in historic, northern Anne Arundel County, our center is unique because of its cultural diversity.  Our center serves largest Korean American community, and is in an area of the county where the greatest number of older adults to reside.  We are happy to celebrate our open house event with all.”    

 

·         Chef’s On The Go will conduct a cooking demonstration of different soups.  You may taste the dishes made and take a copy of the recipes.

·         Jackie Churches, MST, Licensed Massage Therapist will be teaching breathing techniques.  Learn how to keep your airways open, how to inhale, and be ready to brighten your day from the inside out.

·         Sikhye, which is a Korean rice dessert drink, will be available for sampling.  It is the most popular traditional holiday drink made with barley, malt powder and rice.

·         The Taste Sweet Dreams’ cupcake company will be there to take orders of your favorite flavor.

·         Brooklyn Park’s Senior Dance Team will be performing their dance routines.

 

Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers offer free memberships for individuals 55 or older who are active and able to function independently.  For more information, visit your local senior center to obtain orientation materials and take a tour.  Adults 55 or older who need assistance with daily living activities, or their caregivers, should contact Information and Assistance at 410-222-4257 to learn more about alternatives to Senior Activity Centers.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations, must contact 410-222-6847.  For more information, please go to our website http://www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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05/15/2015

 

Annapolis, MD (May 15, 2015) – The Pascal Senior Activity Center and the Annapolis Senior Activity Center have announced a “Meet the Artist” Reception to be held on May 17th, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis. The center is one of seven operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities

 

This event stems from the Gallery 333 “Senior Moments” art show that opened on May 3rd, 2015 and will run through June 28th, 2015 at the same gallery in Annapolis.  The gallery is open to the public for self-tours Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   

 

The following members are involved in the art show: John Asaka, Pat Ditch, Evelyn Kaczmar, Steve Kent, Pat Lerner, Lilian Malkus, Phyllis Miller, Virginia Neri, Orsola Sprouse, Parie Willis

 

Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers offer free memberships for individuals 55 or older who are active and able to function independently.  For more information, visit your local senior center to obtain orientation materials and take a tour.  Adults 55 or older who need assistance with daily living activities, or their caregivers, should contact Information and Assistance at 410-222-4257 to learn more about alternatives to Senior Activity Centers.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations, must contact class="apple-converted-space" 410-222-6680.  For more information, please go to our website http://www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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05/15/2015

 

 

Annapolis, MD (May 14, 2015) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, in partnership with the Senior Services Provider Group, Inc., and the Friends of Arundel Seniors, Inc. have published the 2015-2016 edition of the “Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers.”  The free directory is released each year during May, which is Older Americans Month.

 

Production for this directory is handled by What’s Up? Media with net proceeds from advertising sales donated to Friends of Arundel Seniors, Inc. for their home safety projects for older adults and people with disabilities.  Veronica Tovey, President and Publisher for What’s Up? Media commented, “We have been especially proud to publish Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers.  This is a readable, accessible, and convenient place to find the solutions to many of the issues faced by Anne Arundel County’s disabled adults, senior citizens, and those who care for them.  Our local communities mean a lot to us at What’s Up? Media—They are where we work, where we live, and what we write about.  Simply, they are the reason we are here.”

 

Pam Jordan, Director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities stated, “As always, this publication is an exciting opportunity to feature the vast array of services and opportunities in this community.  Our mission is to promote choice, independence and dignity for our older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.  The Department of Aging and Disabilities, as well as our partners, have worked very hard to give our community this resource to help achieve this mission.”

 

The public can find the following information in this directory:

  • Rental housing details for independent seniors and adults with disabilities
  • How to apply for housing and rental assistance
  • The variety of care available for seniors at various life stages
  • Details on partnership and sponsorship opportunities
  • Caring for caregivers

 

Copies of this publication can be obtained at the Department’s headquarters at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva road, Annapolis, and at the Department’s seven senior activity centers, and county public libraries.  For more information, please contact the Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to the website http://www.aacounty.org/aging and click on the links for Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers 2015 or use the link http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/Resources/ServiceSeniors.pdf.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  A sign language interpreter will be present.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

 

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