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04/10/2014

Annapolis, MD (April 10, 2014) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, in partnership with Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), seeks volunteers to instruct the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  This six week (2.5 hours per week) workshop, developed by Stanford University, will be taught at various places throughout Anne Arundel County, including BWMC, AAMC, senior activity centers, community centers, churches and libraries.  The program teaches participants how to manage their chronic disease(s) through healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction and other self-management skills. 

 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will train volunteers to lead this community based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program over a 4-day training period.  No medical background is needed, but volunteers must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience.  Volunteers must be able to attend all 4 days of training to become a certified program instructor.  Training will be held at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD on the following days from  9:30 am to 4:30 pm:
  

Thursday, June 5

Friday,  June 6

Thursday,  June 12

Friday,  June 13
  

To register for the training or to get more information, please contact Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator, at the Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366 ext. 3081 or agtoom88@aacounty.org.

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03/25/2014

Annapolis, MD ( March 25, 2014) -- Caregivers are invited to attend the three Spring Caregiver Workshops, “The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz…continued,” to be held at 6 of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers beginning in March and continuing through June. They are presented free by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
  

Topics of the workshop series are:

 

  • "Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh, My!”  In this workshop caregivers will learn about normal and not-so-normal emotions, how to effectively manage stress, understand the meaning of the “Ah Ha!” moment, and learn essential coping skills to empower them to walk through the woods bravely.
  • "If I were King of the Forest…” No one can change the fact that progressive dementias, like Alzheimer’s disease, are fatal. In this workshop, caregivers will learn the importance of an Advance Directive, how to make decisions about life sustaining treatments, the importance of palliative care, and the meaning of healthy grieving.
  • "We want to see the Wizard.” In this workshop caregivers will learn how to mend, strengthen, and maintain their physical, emotional & spiritual selves through good nutrition, setting limits and maintaining boundaries, and nurturing spirit.

 

The workshop schedule is:

  

  • March 10, 31, and April 7, from  2:00-4:00 p.m., Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis.
  • April 3, 10, and 17, from  6:30-8:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold.
  • April 7, 14, and 21, from  5:30-7:30 p.m., O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton.
  • May 1, 8, and 22, from  6:30-8:30 p.m., South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepneys Lane Edgewater.
  • June 2, 9, and 16, from  6:30-8:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

The workshops are sponsored by: Annapolitan Assisted Living, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Heartlands at Severna Park, Heritage Harbour Health & Rehabilitation Center, Morningside House of Friendship, and Somerford Place Annapolis. For information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/NeedingCare/compCaregiver.cfm.

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03/25/2014

Annapolis, MD (March 25, 2014) – Two free workshops: “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Living Well with Diabetes” are being offered again this Spring by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD.  Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend.

    
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.  Registration is underway now.  The workshop will be held in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Belcher Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway.  The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop will take place  Wednesday afternoons beginning April 16.  Classes will be held April 16, 23, 30, May 14, 21, 28 (no class May 7) from 1 – 3:30 pm.  Attendance at all 6 sessions is highly encouraged.
  
“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.  The workshop will be held in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Belcher Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway.  The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop will be held Tuesday mornings beginning April 15.  Classes will be held April 15, 22, 29,  May 6, 13 and May 20 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.
    
Workshop space is limited.  To register, contact Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator, at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3081, or go online to www.aacounty.org/aging and scroll down to the Living Well workshop series information.
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03/25/2014

Annapolis, MD (March 20, 2014) – Artists of all ages with disabilities who reside in Anne Arundel County are invited to submit artwork to the 2014 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  May 12, 2014 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, in Annapolis.

 

The 2014 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 April 14, 2014 to: The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues, Attn: 2014 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit, 2664 Riva Road, Suite 170, Annapolis, MD 21401 OR 2014artistswithoutlimits@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 www.annearundelartscouncil.org.

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03/17/2014
Annapolis, MD (March 17, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed today,  Monday, March 17, 2014.  Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closedas well.  All Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of dialysis appointments, are cancelled.

 

 

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03/11/2014

Annapolis, MD (March 11, 2014) -- Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses and others can get information and access resources at the 22nd annual Caregivers’ Conference set for  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, 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.

  

Lon Kiefer, a nationally recognized speaker, will kick off the day with “A Seriously Funny Look at the Caregiver’s Dilemma.” Workshops throughout the day will cover topics such as understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, current research on Alzheimer’s disease, integrative medicine, kinship care, Medicaid for long-term care, VA benefits, and hands-on caregiving.  The conference will conclude with the riveting reenactment of Rosie the Riveter by Mary Ann Jung.

  

Planning partners include Active Day Centers of Annapolis and Pasadena, Alzheimer’s Association, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, Gero-Resources LLC, Home Instead Senior Care, and Somerford Place Annapolis.

  

This year’s sponsors include: Somerford Place Annapolis, Home Instead Senior Care, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Chrohn’s & Colitis, Oasis Senior Advisors, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. 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 $15, with an additional $10 for social work CEUs. Call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043 or register online at www.aacounty.org/aging. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4346 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.

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03/03/2014
Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed  tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  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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03/02/2014
Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed  tomorrow, Monday, March 3, 2014.  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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02/18/2014
Due to inclement weather, Senior Activity Centers will open at 10:00 a.m.  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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02/13/2014
Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed  tomorrow,  Friday, February 14, 2014.  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, are cancelled.

 

 


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