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Ageless Fun: Garvey, Loffler, Northern Center Activities
ST. MARY'S COUNTY - 5/7/2009
The Department of Aging would like to share information and upcoming events for local senior centers:
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging, TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council, and the Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County will be sponsoring the 9th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Ceremony, Tuesday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m., at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center. This event will take place during National Police Memorial Week and will pay tribute to law officers who have perished in the line of duty as well as honor the “Officer of the Year” selected from each county agency, based on their outstanding service to the community. For further information, call (301) 475.4200 ext. 1073.
Garvey Senior Activity Center
41780 Baldridge St., Leonardtown
(301) 475-4200 ext. 1050
Skin Cancer: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types in the United States. Every year more than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. On Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Center, Dr. George Verghese, local dermatologist and skin cancer expert, will provide an interactive discussion on the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. To sign up, call Brandy at 301.475.4200, ext. 1062.
Loffler Senior Activity Center
21905 Chancellors Run Road, Great Mills
(301) 737.5670 ext. 1652
Make A Potting Shed at Loffler Senior Activity Center on Friday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. Bring two six-packs or more of annuals to share; a favorite flower pot/basket and maybe some simple garden tools so you can prepare a flower basket for yourself. .We’ll supply the soil. Sign up by calling Tammy at 301.737.5670, ext. 1658 or stop by the receptionist’s desk.
We are always looking for people to teach skills, arts, crafts and ideas at Loffler Senior Activity Center. This is a great way to meet active, fun-loving people while providing a valuable service to the community. Please call Shellie at 301.737.5670, ext. 1655.
Ethel Carlow will instruct PASTEL CLASS at Loffler Senior Activity Center for six consecutive Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 12 and continuing through Tuesday, June 16. Cost for the six sessions is $18 to be paid directly to the instructor. Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome. Please call 301.737.5670 ext. 1658 or stop by the receptionist’s desk to sign up or for more information. A supply list is available.
Loffler Senior Activity Center presents this month’s Health Watch topic: Enjoy Your Picnic and the Day After, Too on Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Finally! The long-awaited picnic and cook-out season is here! But warm temperatures can pose safety threats to your delicious menu. Learn a few easy tips for keeping your food safe and your stomach happy. Call 301.737.5670 ext. 1658 or stop by the reception desk to sign up.
Book Discussion: “The Longest Trip Home” by John Grogan
On Wednesday, May 13 the Garvey Center Activity Center will host a discussion of The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan. The Longest Trip Home is a book about mortality and grace, spirit and faith, and the powerful love of family. For more information, call Brandy at 301.475.4200 ext. 1062.
Northern Senior Activity Center
29655 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall
(301) 475-4002 ext. 1001
Join us at the Northern Senior Activity Center Monday, May 11 at 1 p.m. to learn the latest information about the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus. This information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and the United States Department of Agriculture for your health and safety. The talk will be conducted by Mr. Dave Scheible who has worked as an Environmental, Health and Safety professional for over 25 years. Come join the discussion and bring your questions. Although not designed to be a clinical or medical presentation, it will address what’s known about the virus, the misconceptions, precautions and what actions we can take to stay informed and healthy.
Clear your calendars for a special treat for the ladies on May 15 at 10 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Boutique bingo is complimentary for the ladies and there will be a great assortment of Boutique-style items, some designer brands, of costume jewelry, special gems, small cocktail purses, wallets, watches and more. Sign up for your roast beef sandwich lunch by noon on Thursday, May 14. Lunch cost is $5 for persons under 60 and by donation for seniors over 60 years of age.
Make a Quillow, a blend of simple quilt and pillow. It’s a lap size or juvenile-size quilt that can fold itself into a pillow--making for an attractive display for your home or a unique gift. The Northern Senior Activity Center’s quilting instructor, Gina Alexander, will hold this class starting May 13 at 9 a.m. If interested in making a Quillow, call 301.475.4002, ext. 1003 a supply list will be provided.
Department of Aging Center Information:
Loffler Senior Activity Center: (301) 737.5670 ext. 1652
Garvey Senior Activity Center: (301) 475.4200 ext. 1050
Northern Senior Activity Center: (301) 475.4002 ext. 1001
Oakley Nutrition Site: (301) 475.4200 ext. 1050
Ridge: (301) 475.4200 ext. 1050.
Vivian Ripple Medical Adult Day Services Program: (301) 373-6515
Visit the Department of Aging’s website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information.
Brought to you by the Board of Commissioners for St. Mary’s County: Francis Jack Russell, President; Kenneth R. Dement;Lawrence D. Jarboe; Thomas A. Mattingly, Sr.; Daniel H. Raley; and the Department of Aging
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