Activities available for seniors to remain active
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.
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.
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.sinclairprosserlaw.com because the seating is limited.