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01/29/2014

Annapolis, Maryland ( January 29, 2014) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will open senior activity centers as warming centers today from 10:00 a.m. -  class="aBn" class="aQJ"4:30 p.m. The centers will be open to anyone needing shelter from the cold. Due to inclement weather, senior activity centers will not open until  class="aBn" class="aQJ"10:00 a.m. 

 

 

Transportation to senior activity centers will be available for warming center purposes only. All other Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of medical and dialysis appointments, are cancelled. Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well, and lunch at senior activity centers is cancelled. Senior activity center classes beginning at  10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled.

 

Children visiting warming centers must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times. Anne Arundel County citizens of all ages needing transportation to warming centers should call the Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program between 10:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 410-222-4826

 

Senior activity centers are as follows:

 

Annapolis Senior Activity Center - 119 South Villa Ave., 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 Rd., Odenton

Pasadena Senior Activity Center - 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena

Pascal Senior Activity Center - 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie

South County Senior Center - 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

 

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01/28/2014
Annapolis, Maryland (January 28, 2014) — Due to frigid temperatures, all 4 Police District Stations and all 7 Senior Activity Centers are open as warming centers through Friday, January 31st.  Police stations are open 24 hours a day and the senior activity centers are open during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).  County residents who do not have an alternative mode of shelter can utilize one of the County’s warming centers.
   
Citizens utilizing police station as warming centers should take their own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, medication, food and water.  All Districts have public restrooms but shower facilities are not available.  Residents must check in with the front desk upon arrival.
   
District Police Stations:   
Northern District, 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore 21225
Eastern District, 3700 Mountain Road, Pasadena 21122
Western District, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton 21133
Southern District, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater 21027
  
Children visiting senior activity centers must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times. Anne Arundel County citizens of all ages needing transportation to warming centers should call the Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program between8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 410-222-4826

 

Senior Activity Centers:
Annapolis Senior Activity Center - 119 South Villa Ave., 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 Rd., Odenton

Pasadena Senior Activity Center - 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena

Pascal Senior Activity Center - 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie

South County Senior Center - 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

 

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01/24/2014
Annapolis, Maryland (January 24, 2014) — Beginning Tuesday, February 11th, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will offer Senior Center Plus twice per week at the Pascal Senior Activity Center in Glen Burnie.  Currently the program is offered once a week at four of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers.

 

Senior Center Plus is a supervised day program that provides a safe environment for those senior citizens who may not be able to navigate senior activity centers independently, yet do not require the extensive services and supervision of medical adult day care. Senior Center Plus is a social program that includes organized activities such as crafts, chair exercise, reality orientation games and exercises as well as lunch and entertainment. All activities are planned to promote mental and physical health for those seniors aging with memory loss and dementia. The program is coordinated by a Registered Nurse and each center has 1 Certified Nursing Assistant per 8 clients.

 

Senior Center Plus Schedule:

10 AM to 2 PM

Fee is $40.00 per day

  • Monday - Arnold Senior Activity Center  
  • Tuesday - O’Malley Senior Activity Center, Pascal Senior Activity Center
  • Wednesday - Annapolis Senior Activity Center
  • Thursday - Pascal Senior Activity Center     

  
Senior Center Plus participants must be Anne Arundel County residents aged 55+, who are able to independently use the restroom and feed themselves. Before enrolling in Senior Center Plus, all potential participants receive a free evaluation by a qualified Registered Nurse or Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

  

Evidenced based research shows an overall improvement in cognitive, physical and psychological function and a delay in progression of disease with participation in social day programs. Senior Center Plus also provides respite for clients’ caregivers. To obtain more information about Senior Center Plus, please call Program Coordinator Missy Muhly at 410-222-4464 ext. 3040 or agmuhl99@aacounty.org

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01/23/2014

Annapolis, Maryland (January 23, 2014) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will open all seven senior activity centers as warming centers tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The centers will be open to anyone needing shelter from the cold. Due to inclement weather, senior activity centers will not open until 10:00 a.m. 

  

Transportation to senior activity centers will be available for warming center purposes only. All other Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of medical and dialysis appointments, are cancelled. Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well, and lunch at senior activity centers is cancelled. Senior activity center classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled.
  

Children visiting warming centers must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times. Anne Arundel County citizens of all ages needing transportation to warming centers should call the Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program between 10:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 410-222-4826.
 

Senior activity centers that will open as warming centers are as follows:

  • Annapolis Senior Activity Center - 119 South Villa Ave., 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 Rd., Odenton
  • Pasadena Senior Activity Center - 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena
  • Pascal Senior Activity Center - 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie
  • South County Senior Center - 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
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01/23/2014

Annapolis, MD (January 23, 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 six (6) of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers beginning February 28 and continuing through June. The workshops are presented free of charge 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:
   

February 26,  March 5 and 19, from  1:00-: 3:00 p.m., Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena.
 

March 3, 10, and 17, 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, 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Activity Center, 1215 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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01/23/2014
Annapolis, Maryland (January 23, 2014) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will open six senior activity centers as warming centers  tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). The centers will be open to anyone needing shelter from the cold. Due to inclement weather, senior activity centers will not open until 10:00 a.m. and Arnold Senior Activity Center will be closed due to hazardous parking lot conditions.
 

Transportation to senior activity centers will be available for warming center purposes only. All other Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation services, with the exception of medical and dialysis appointments, are cancelled. Senior Center Plus and all Nutrition Sites will be closed as well, and lunch at senior activity centers is cancelled. Senior activity center classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled. 

Children visiting warming centers must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times.

  
Anne Arundel County citizens of all ages needing transportation to warming centers should call the Department of Aging and Disabilities Transportation Program between  10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 410-222-4826.
  

Senior activity centers that will open as warming centers are as follows:
  

Annapolis Senior Activity Center - 119 South Villa Ave., Annapolis
  

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

O'Malley Senior Activity Center - 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton
  

Pasadena Senior Activity Center - 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena
  

Pascal Senior Activity Center - 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie
  

South County Senior Center - 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
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01/21/2014
Due to inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed for regular operations tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 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.
  
 
In cooperation with the Office of Emergency Management, the Pascal Senior Activity Center (125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, MD) will be open as a warming center tomorrow during normal business hours (8:00am-4:30pm). Pascal Senior Activity Center will be closed for regular operations and will be open only for those seeking relief from the cold. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times. Citizens of all ages needing transportation to any of the County's warming centers should call the Emergency Operations Center at 410-222-0600.
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01/20/2014

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers will be closed  tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21, 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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01/15/2014

Annapolis, MD (January 15, 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 opportunity 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 Kieffer, aka DOC – Defender of Caregivers, will open the day with a lively presentation. During workshop sessions, speakers will discuss veterans benefits, legal planning information, palliative care, resources for kinship caregivers, and much more. Rosie the Riveter, portrayed by critically acclaimed actress Mary Ann Jung, will close out the day with an interactive skit affirming caregivers’ “can do” attitudes.

 

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.

 

Active Day Center of Pasadena will provide free adult day care for conference attendees.

 

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


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