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09/30/2013

Annapolis, MD (September 27, 2013) -- Caregivers are invited to attend the three Fall Caregiver Workshops, “The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz,” to be held at six (6) of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers beginning October 3rd and continuing through December.  They are presented free by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

 

 

Workshop Topics:

 

I’ve feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore! Like a tornado, a progressive dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease is a life-changing event.  Learn about the different types of dementias, how they progress, current research and treatments, and how to prepare for the future.

 

Follow the yellow brick road… Dementia-impaired people are lost in their own worlds. The disease impairs perceptions of reality resulting in confusion and disorientation.  This workshop will teach participants how to effectively communicate and create a pathway to successful behavior management.

 

There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home… Requesting to go home when already home, repeating, wandering, and resistance to bathing are typical dementia behaviors.  Caregivers are conflicted about what to do and feel inadequately prepared to manage them.  This workshop will teach essential behavior management skills to use in everyday life.

 

Workshop Schedule:

October 3, 10, 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.
October 8, 15, 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton.
November 4, 18, 25, from 1-3 p.m., Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena.
November 26, December 3, 10, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis.
December 4, 11, 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold.
December 5, 12, 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Activity Center, 1215 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.  

 

The workshops are sponsored the Annapolitan Assisted Living, Genesis Health Care, Heritage Harbour Health & Rehabilitation Center, Home Instead Senior Care, Somerford Place Annapolis,  and Visiting Angels of South County.  For more information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.

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09/27/2013

Annapolis, MD (September, 27 2013) – New protocols released by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems create two major practice changes for EMS providers. As of July 1, 2013, EMS providers must first treat medical cardiac arrest patients on the scene, rather than rushing them to the hospital. EMS providers also now have the authority to declare a patient deceased on the scene.

 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will host a workshop facilitated by Anne Arundel County Fire Department Acting Captain Russell E. Davies, Jr. The workshop will help Anne Arundel County citizens understand these changes so that they can be better prepared for a medical crisis. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, located at 44 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012.

           

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3094/3045, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.

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09/23/2013

Annapolis, MD (September 23, 2013) – Effective 11:30am, Arnold Senior Activity Center is closed due to lack of running water. The Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services is currently working to remedy the situation and the Center will reopen tomorrow morning.

 

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09/19/2013

 

Annapolis, MD (September 19, 2013) – Two free workshops; “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Living Well with Diabetes” will be offered this Fall by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.  Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend.  Registration is underway now for the six-week workshops.      

 

 

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. This workshop teaches participants how to regain control of their lives.

 

 

The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop will take place at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, and Glen Lutheran Church.  The Anne Arundel Medical Center course will be held in the Health Sciences Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD on Wednesday afternoons beginning October 9.  Classes will be held October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & November 13 from 1 – 3:30 pm.  The Baltimore Washington Medical Center course will be held from 1 – 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 26 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD.  The Glen Lutheran Church course will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 25 at the Glen Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  This workshop is being sponsored by Glen Lutheran Church and Glen Gardens Community Group.  Class size is limited to 20 individuals.  A free, 380 page textbook is included.  Participants are expected to attend all six sessions.

 

 

“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 and provides information about reading nutrition labels, counting carbohydrates, appropriate exercise, and symptoms associated with both high and low blood sugar levels.

 

 

The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop will be held at Anne Arundel Medical Center in the Health Sciences Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD on Tuesday mornings beginning October 8.  Classes will be held October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 & November 12 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

 

 

Workshop space is limited.  To register, contact the Department of Aging at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3057, or go online to www.aacounty.org/aging and scroll down to the Living Well workshop series information.  Please see the attached documents for more information.

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09/11/2013

Annapolis, MD (September 10, 2013) – County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled the Independence Room, an accessible conference room, at the Anne Arundel County Aging and Disability Resource Center located in the Heritage Office Complex in Annapolis, MD.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 12:30 p.m. on September 10, 2013 at 2664 Riva Road.  The event included the presentation of an Executive Citation and remarks from County Executive Neuman. 

 

“Our County offices should be accessible to all of our residents,” said Executive Neuman.  “Just as we work to make sure we have an open and transparent government, that accessibility must also extend to our physical location.  I am certain that this new Center will be enjoyed by our residents for years to come.”

 

 

County Executive Neuman also revealed that the room is to be called the Independence Room, as recommended by members of the Commission on Disability Issues.

 

Remarks were also given by representatives from the Commission on Disability Issues and the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.  “This room promises to set the bar for accommodating individuals with disabilities and will be a valuable resource center for aging and disability issues for the public and employees alike,” explained Pam Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.  “The Independence Room is the result of collaboration between many County Departments and will serve to reinforce the importance of reducing and eliminating barriers to public service.”

 

The room currently features assisted listening devices and speaker systems, power doors, an accessible ramp, and tables and chairs that can be easily arranged in a variety of configurations.  The room will soon be enhanced by Smart Board technology.  Donated artwork from this year’s Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit adorns the walls.  The doors to the room were officially opened and guests toured the facility.

 

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, contact the Commission at 410-222-4464 voice, or via TTY using Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  Please visit the Commission’s website at www.aacounty.org/Aging/disabledAdults/CommDis.cfm

 

DoAD Unveils Independence Conference Room

 

DoAD Unveils Independence Conference Room

 

DoAD Unveils Independence Conference Room

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09/09/2013

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Accessible Conference Room at the Anne Arundel County Aging and Disability Resource Center Takes Place on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 

What: County Executive Laura Neuman, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, and the Commission on Disability Issues will unveil the new Accessible Conference Room at the Anne Arundel County Aging and Disability Resource Center.  The room currently features state of the art assisted listening devices and speaker systems, power doors, an accessible ramp, and tables and chairs that can be easily arranged in a variety of configurations.  The room will soon be enhanced by Smart Board technology.  Artwork from this year’s Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit adorns the walls.  Guests can tour the Accessible Conference Room and learn more information about the Commission on Disability Issues and the various programs and services provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

 

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
 

Who: County Executive Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel County employees, members of the Commission on Disability Issues, local elected officials, and other visitors.

 

workshop-on-marylands-new-protocols-for-cardiac-arrest-patients
09/03/2013

Annapolis, MD (August 30, 2013) – New protocols released by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems create two major practice changes for EMS providers. As of July 1, 2013, EMS providers must first treat medical cardiac arrest patients on the scene, rather than rushing them to the hospital. EMS providers also now have the authority to declare a patient deceased on the scene.

 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will host a workshop facilitated by Anne Arundel County Fire Department Acting Captain Russell E. Davies, Jr. The workshop will help Anne Arundel County citizens understand these changes so that they can be better prepared for a medical crisis. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, located at 44 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012.

           

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3094/3045, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.


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