Social club for singles forming
The Garvey Senior Activity Center is offering a new singles social club on Mondays starting Nov. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meeting new people and getting involved and participating in enjoyable activities can improve quality of life. This group is senior lead and intended for those over the age of 50 who are single. The focus of the group depends on the interests of the members; however, some activities might include playing games and cards, holiday celebrations, dining out, etc. At the first meeting, the group will begin to discover interests and plan future meetings and activities. To learn more, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
Medstar Medicare choice program ending
In 2015, Medstar Choice, a Medicare Advantage plan, began offering coverage to St. Mary’s County Medicare beneficiaries as an alternate to receiving benefits from traditional Medicare. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, these policies will no longer be offered in St. Mary’s and those who are currently enrolled will be automatically enrolled back into the traditional Medicare Part
A & B program. It is important that individuals affected by this loss of coverage seek out enrollment into a Medicare Part D prescription plan and possibly a Medicare Medigap policy as well. Anyone who needs assistance reviewing their options can call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, to schedule an appointment.
Veterans resource day planned for Nov. 8
The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services will host the Veterans Resource Day on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California. There will be a question-and-answer session with experts on veterans affairs starting at 9:30 a.m., and breakout sessions including a drug overdose response/ narcan training at 11:30 p.m. For more, contact Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, or email@example.com, or visit www.stmarysmd.com/ aging/veterans.asp.
Design a dreamcatcher
Dreamcatchers are an ancient spiritual tool used to promote good dreams to whoever sleeps beneath it. Make a dreamcatcher at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. using a metal hoop, various colors of corded floss, feathers, and assorted gems and beads. The cost is $15 and includes all supplies and instruction provided by Deb Sams. Space is limited. To sign up and pay for this class in advance, visit the front desk. For availability, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101.
Native-American presentation planned
Nate Salzman with the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum will give a presentation on the fishing and lifestyle of Native American tribes before the arrival of European settlers, at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about daily life and see artifacts from the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab. Space is limited. To sign up in advance, visit the sign up table. For availability, call 301475-4200, ext. *3101.
Movie to be shown
The movie “Men of Honor,” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert DeNiro, will be shown at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Wed, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. This film tells the true story of Carl Brashear, who joined the Navy as a teenager and early in his career determined that he would become the Navy’s first African-American diver despite overwhelming hostility. Since the movie runs for 130 minutes, there will be a break for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and the movie will resume at noon. There is no cost to watch the movie. For more information or to register, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the reception desk.
Make a craft
The holidays are just around the corner. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Center there will be an activity offering simple but beautiful ornaments to personalize and make holiday gifts. Call the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050, for more information.
Tish Calhoun, left, Breanna Peters, Daniela Beckham, Cedric Mackall, Lisa Morgan and Ella Reeves of the Fairfield Inn stand for a photograph after pitching in to help Patuxent Habitat For Humanity recently during Maryland’s Day to Serve event. The hotel employees cleaned up and rearranged Patuxent Habitat’s outside showroom area at the ReStore in Lexington Park.