Ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for se­niors to re­main ac­tive

The Enquire-Gazette - - News - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

Se­niors, do you want to get some good, in­ter­est­ing and needed ac­tiv­i­ties reg­u­larly as well at a nearby site? There are sev­eral places where there are planned things to do, places to go, move­ment for health and just an­other op­por­tu­nity to meet, talk to and en­joy be­ing with other peo­ple. How about drop­ping by the St. Charles Towne Cen­ter Mall Walk­ers in Wal­dorf where the doors are opened for not only walk­ing but also a chance for you to get your blood pres­sure taken. There are nurses who gladly take your blood pres­sure and talk to you. They will have sev­eral free hand­outs about your health that you are wel­come to take with you. They honor the peo­ple who are present and are cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day or an­niver­sary at a monthly break­fast in the food court. And, other peo­ple who are there freely bring some­thing they want to share for peo­ple to en­joy. There is usu­ally some­one from the med­i­cal field who gives health in­for­ma­tion as well as an­swer questions from the au­di­ence. They also have a monthly lun­cheon with more foods to eat. There is a monthly news­let­ter that lists dates of the eat­ing times and places which in June an­nounced the an­nual sum­mer pic­nic at a nearby park with de­li­cious foods, games, mu­sic, bingo and danc­ing.

The Camp Springs Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter pro­vides a news­let­ter that lists classes that are avail­able, trips and spe­cial events as well as in­for­ma­tion about this cen­ter. Some of the classes that are avail­able to se­niors are AARP de­fen­sive driv­ing, arts and crafts, com­puter, danc­ing, ex­er­cis­ing and ac­tiv­ity clubs. And, there is a food dis­tri­bu­tion time with free veg­eta­bles, fruits and other good­ies. The cen­ter, lo­cated at 6420 Al­len­town Road in Camp Springs, is open Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Satur­day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the cen­ter at 301-4490490, fax 301-449-6298 or TTY 301-699-2544.

Re­cently, the Camp Springs Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter for its “It’s Movie Time,” showed the movie “Obama’s Amer­ica.” This free show­ing where those in at­ten­dance en­joyed hot pop­corn and wa­ter or soda, were there to ex­am­ine the ques­tion, “Where will Amer­ica be in 2016 un­der the lead­er­ship of Barack Obama?” I was there to see this film that cen­tered on the his­tory — his past, par­ents and fam­ily, and res­i­dence dur­ing his early life. It was in­ter­est­ing to see in color places, peo­ple, events, etc., that I knew noth­ing about. This pic­ture gave me a good idea about our pres­i­dent, his child­hood and his ed­u­ca­tion and his elec­tion to the top of­fice in Amer­ica, our pres­i­dent.

‘Women United’

The poem “Women United,” writ­ten by Jac­que­lyn C. Wash­ing­ton that was printed in the pro­gram, was ideal for the An­nual Dea­coness Min­istry Cel­e­bra­tion at The First Bap­tist Church of Dean­wood. The 3 p.m. pro­gram at the church lo­cated at 1008 45th Street, NE, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., on Sun­day, July 24, fea­tured spe­cial guest artists pre­sent­ing singing and danc­ing. The Women’s Ec­u­meni­cal Choir of Ebenezer Bap­tist Church of Alexandria, Va., has ap­prox­i­mately 40 women who rep­re­sented “var­i­ous churches through­out the faith com­mu­nity.” The choir di­rec­tor is Min­is­ter Becky Mays Jenk­ins.

The Vin­tage Saints Dancers are mem­bers of Union Wes­ley AME Zion Church in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. This is a “spir­i­tual dance group that in­spires and tran­scends multi-age au­di­ences.” Both the singers and dancers are women who are se­nior cit­i­zens who have made pre­sen­ta­tion of their tal­ents to peo­ple in many ci­ties.

Free sem­i­nar

For in­for­ma­tion on what to avoid about your wills and trust, you can at­tend the “Myths About Wills, Trusts & Pro­bate Sem­i­nar” on Satur­day, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The sem­i­nar will be at the Com­fort Inn at U.S. 50, U.S. 301 at Route 3 where you will re­ceive in­for­ma­tion while you en­joy a free con­ti­nen­tal break­fast. You will also be given time to “re­ceive a free, one-hour con­sul­ta­tion to an­swer any questions you have about set­ting up a liv­ing trust.” The free sem­i­nar is hosted by Sin­clair Prosser LLC of An­napo­lis. Call 800-366-4615 or reg­is­ter on­line at www.sin­clair­prosser­ be­cause the seat­ing is lim­ited.

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