Annapolis, MD (September 1, 2023) - Today’s senior activity centers are places of discovery and community support, encouraging older adults to discover their unique interests, talents, and aspirations and connecting people to much needed information and resources. September is National Senior Center Month, and Anne Arundel County is celebrating the influence, self-discovery, and individuality of older adults. If you are 55 and older and looking for ways to stay active, healthy, engaged, informed, and motivated, the Department of Aging and Disabilities has a place for you.
Anne Arundel County has eight senior activity centers that offer a wide array of action-packed experiences including live music and entertainment, social events, volunteer opportunities, group trips, fitness and exercise centers, billiards, pickleball, and other games. For the life-long learner, the centers offer art classes, language courses, book clubs, technology support classes, CPR and first-aid classes, and healthy living courses. If you are in need of information and resources for yourself or someone you care for, the centers provide monthly benefits and resource navigation and grief counseling, caregivers support groups, and nutrition workshops. The Senior Nutrition Program also offers hot meals five days per week.
Senior activity centers are community hubs where older adults find friendship, meaning, assistance, and fun. To share in the power of these connections, the Department of Aging and Disabilities invites anyone 55 and older to visit the Annapolis, Arnold, Brooklyn Park, O’Malley, Pasadena, Pascal, Severn, or South County Senior Activity Center for a tour and consider becoming a member. It’s free. To find the center nearest you, please visit https://www.aacounty.org/
“Throughout Anne Arundel County, our eight senior activity centers foster community and encourage exploration,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “I want to thank the Department of Aging and Disabilities for their work as they promote the health and wellbeing of older county residents.”
“Our members discover their best selves every day,” said Karrisa Kelly, director of Anne Arundel County’s Department of Aging and Disabilities. “They expect the opportunity to continue connecting, exploring, and expressing their individuality. We serve them and their communities the best we can with fun and engaging programs, while also providing information, tools, and resources to help them stay healthy, independent, and age in place.”
National Senior Center Month highlights the tremendous influence senior activity centers can provide to older adults to make life better, including programming that empowers older adults to age unbound and strengthen mind, body, spirit, and community connections.
For more information about membership, programming, or for accommodations, please contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257 or by email at info_and_assistance@aacounty.