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Annapolis, MD (June 19, 2013) - The 2013-2014 Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers guide is now available online at  The guide is published annually through a partnership with Friends of Arundel Seniors, Inc.; the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities; the Anne Arundel Senior Services Provider Group, Inc.; and What’s Up? Media.  The guide serves to connect Anne Arundel County residents with service providers and is a glimpse into the wide array of programs at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.  Hard copies are now available at many locations throughout Anne Arundel County, including County offices and local stores.


Annapolis, MD (June 20,2013) – Two free workshops, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Living Well with Diabetes,” will be offered in June and July by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland.  Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend.     


According to Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, “a chronic disease is a medical condition that can cause suffering and loss of physical abilities over many years.”  A chronic condition can be anything from high blood pressure to arthritis, COPD, heart disease, obesity and/or chronic pain.  The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop teaches participants how to manage the symptoms that go along with a chronic disease such as stress, anxiety, fatigue and pain.  This workshop also focuses on appropriate exercise techniques, as well as nutrition, medication usage and how to communicate more effectively with physicians.


“Living Well with Diabetes” is appropriate for participants with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.  This program teaches participants how to manage their blood sugar levels as well as provides information about reading nutrition labels, counting carbohydrates, appropriate exercise, and symptoms associated with both high and low blood sugar levels.


Registration is underway now for both six-week workshops.  Each workshop will be held in the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Health Sciences Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.


The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop will take place on Thursday afternoons beginning July 11.  Classes will be held on July 11, 18 and 25, and August 1, 8 and 15.  All classes will be held from 1:00–3:30 PM.


The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop will be held Tuesday mornings beginning July 9.  Classes will be held on July 9, 16, 23 and 30, and August 6 and 13 from 9:30–12 noon.


Workshop space is limited.  To register, contact Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator, at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3057, e-mail her at or go online to and scroll down to the workshop series information.

Annapolis, MD (July 8, 2013) – "Senior Centers in Action" will premiere tomorrow, July 9, at noon on AACTV (Comcast Channel 98/Verizon Channel 38).  The show will feature Anne Arundel County's 7 Senior Activity Centers, highlighting new events and activities each month.  Events featured this month include a 4th of July Crab Feast, the Not-so-Newlywed Game, a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, and an SPCA Day with a special presentation from Canine Companions for Independence.  "Senior Centers in Action" will air at noon each day, and at 7:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday. 

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