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01/26/2015

Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed, Monday, January 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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01/21/2015

  Department of Aging and Disabilities Sponsors Classes 
 

Annapolis, MD (January 21, 2015) –– University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center will host a free chronic disease self-management class.  “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” a free, six week class sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, will begin January 28, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.

 

This self-management workshop is for adults with any chronic condition.  A chronic condition can be defined by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain or any other medical condition that can cause suffering and loss over an extended period of time.  This workshop will teach coping methods for stress and anxiety as well as appropriate exercise methods, nutrition, medication usage, and how to communicate with physicians. 

 

The workshop is a six week program meeting on Wednesday afternoons beginning January 28 and ending March 4.  Classes meet once a week for 2 ½ hours.

 

Class size is limited to 20 individuals.  A free, 380 page textbook is included.  Participants are expected to attend all six sessions.

           

To register, please visit www.living-well.eventbrite.com or call 443-481-5555.  For more information, please contact the Living Well Coordinator at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366 ext 3081.

 

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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01/21/2015

Department of Aging and Disabilities Offers Workshops

 

Annapolis, MD (January 21, 2015) –– The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will offer several diabetes workshops this winter.  The classes are free to adults 18 or older.  Morning sessions and evening sessions are available.  The classes are taught in partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center and University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

 

The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop is appropriate for participants with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.  This program teaches participants how to manage their blood sugar level and provides information about reading nutrition labels, counting carbohydrates, engaging in appropriate exercise, and learning how to avoid complications associated with diabetes.

           

Over the course of 6 weeks, participants come once a week for 2.5 hours.  Classes are interactive and educational.  Classes start January 26 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD.  Classes start February 2 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD.

 

Workshop space is limited.  To register, go to www.living-well.eventbrite.com or 443-481-5555.  For more information, please contact the Living Well Coordinator at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366 ext 3081.

 

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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01/20/2015

Annapolis, MD (January 20, 2015) – Artists of all ages with disabilities who reside in Anne Arundel County are invited to submit artwork to the 2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit. This exhibit will feature works of art created exclusively by Anne Arundel County artists with disabilities. The exhibit will kick off with an Opening Night Reception on April 16, 2015 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, in Annapolis.

 

The 2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues in partnership with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

 

Entry procedures and application forms are posted on the Disability Commission’s website at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/DisabilityCommission/Index.htm Up to three original works may be entered in the exhibit. Artwork will be selected by jurors arranged through the Arts Council.

 

Please submit all entries by February 20, 2015 to: The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues, Attn: 2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit, 2664 Riva Road, Suite 170, Annapolis, MD 21401 OR 2015artistswithoutlimits@gmail.com.

 

About the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues

 

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues advises the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs and services for people with disabilities. For more information, you can contact the Commission at 410-222-4464 voice, or via TTY using Maryland Relay 7-1-1. You can also visit the Commission’s website at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/DisabilityCommission/Index.htm

 

About the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

 

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, a.k.a. the Cultural Arts Foundation, works to create a strong financial support system for the entire spectrum of arts groups in the County. Through a partnership of public and private interests, it provides funding for music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. You can visit the Arts Council website at http://www.acaac.org.

 

2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit Entry Rules

2015 Artist Entry Form

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01/20/2015

Annapolis, MD (January 20, 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. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD.

 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is once again teaming up with organizations and facilities to provide a day filled with useful and educational materials for both informal caregivers and professionals in the field. Topics will provide caregivers with information and practical tools.

 

Caregivers will have the chance to network with fellow caregivers. Vendors from local agencies and businesses will attend to share resources and information to assist caregivers with their needs. This year’s event will focus on caregiver resources.

 

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

 

To receive more information about the Caregivers’ Conference and other upcoming caregiver events, call 410-222-4464 ext. 3043 or email caregiver_support@aacounty.org.

 

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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01/14/2015
Due to inclement weather, Senior Activity Centers will open at 10:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Transportation to the Centers and lunch at all Centers and Nutrition Sites are cancelled, as is Senior Center Plus.  Classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled.  Transportation will still be available for medical and dialysis appointments only.
 
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01/11/2015

Due to inclement weather, Senior Activity Centers will open at  10:00 a.m. tomorrow,  Monday, January 12, 2015.  Transportation to the Centers and lunch at all Centers and Nutrition Sites are cancelled, as is Senior Center Plus.  Classes beginning at  10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled.  Transportation will still be available for medical and dialysis appointments only.

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01/09/2015

Annapolis, MD (January 9, 2015) – The Department of Aging and Disabilities is pleased to announce that a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland will bring the Memory Café, an early-stage social engagement program, to the Pascal Senior Activity Center beginning in March 2015.

 

The Memory Café is a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage memory loss, their care partners, and health and social care professionals can come together for a unique blend of education, socialization and light refreshments.  It is a forum where people can share and talk about various experiences.  Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend.

 

The Memory Café will meet on the third Monday of each month, beginning on March 16, 2015 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  As space is limited, participants must RSVP by Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  The Pascal Senior Activity Center is located at 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

 

Café sponsors for 2015 include: Annapolitan Assisted Living Community, Future Care Chesapeake, Home Instead Senior Care, Brightview Severna Park, Assisted Living Well, Health and Mobility, A Homemade Plan, Senior Helpers of Annapolis, Somerford Place of Annapolis, and Chesapeake Elder Law, LLC.

 

For more information or to register for the Memory Cafe, contact Yolanda Wright, Early Stage/ Support Group Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter, at 410-561-9099 ext. 208.

 

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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01/09/2015

Annapolis, MD (January 9, 2015) – The Foster Grandparent Program at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks new volunteers for 2015.  Foster Grandparent Program volunteers dedicate 20-40 hours each week, offering emotional support to child victims of abuse and neglect, tutoring children who lag behind in reading and counting, mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers, and caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illnesses.  

 

Foster Grandparent Program volunteers work with children at Public Schools, Head Start Centers, Department of Social Services Family Support Centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs within Anne Arundel County. 

 

Besides having an ability to love children, Foster Grandparent volunteers must be 55 years of age, pass a physical exam and background check, and receive an annual income of less than $22,980 (single person) or $31,020 (household) from Social Security, SSI, Pensions, etc.

 

In return, Foster Grandparent volunteers receive an hourly stipend, a free physical examination upon entering the program, free transportation to their work sites (or mileage reimbursement), paid monthly trainings and workshops, and invitations to social and recognition events.       

 

For more information, please contact the Foster Grandparent Program at class="apple-converted-space" 410-222-4464.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request. 

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01/07/2015

Due to inclement weather, Senior Activity Centers will open at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 8, 2015. Transportation to the Centers and lunch at all Centers and Nutrition Sites are cancelled, as is Senior Center Plus.  Classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled.  Transportation will still be available for medical and dialysis appointments only.

 

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