January 2015 - Anne Arundel County

January 2015
Brooklyn Park Senior
Activity Center
202 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Phone: 410-222-6847 Fax: 410-222-6846
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITIES
“Making Life Better”
Inside this
issue:
Special
Events
Page 2
More Special
Events
Page 3
Important
Information
Page 4
Payee
Program
Page 5
Classes &
Special
Page 6/7
Birthdays
Page 7
Menu
Page 8/9
Center
Information
Senate voted to
make the third
Monday in January a naonal
holiday for
Rev. Dr. Marn Luther King, Jr.
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Web Site:
www.aacounty.org/
aging
Entertainment
"Showstoppers & Chartoppers!" is a musical mix of Big
Band standards, show tunes, swing and blues. Terry
Marsh has been performing in the Maryland area for
over 20 years, singing and swinging her way through
the best of Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra
and more....Strong vocals combined with great orchestrations of some of America's greatest hits from the
40's through the 70's make for an hour of wonderful
entertainment.
Terry Marsh
Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Center
Manager, Carolyn Scurry-Boyd at 410-222-6847 or through
Maryland Relay 7-1-1 or by email [email protected] at least
seven day’s in advance of an event. All materials are available in
alternative formats upon request.
Special Events in January 2015
A SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE (S.H.I.P.)
counselor will be here on the first Thursday of the
month to meet with you to discuss your medical
insurance concerns. Contact Sung Yi for an
appointment at 410-222-6847.
Korean Language Class
Thursday, January 8,15,22,29
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
This is a Korean Language Class with the
focus on Korean words while learning to
The Brooklyn Park Seniors, Inc. Meeting
speak Korean. Class is limited. The inJanuary 5 at 8:30 a.m.
structors are Korean speaking.
The Advisory Council meets the
The Anne Arundel County Literacy
first Monday of each month.
Council Group
Members are welcome and
Monday, January 12
encouraged to attend.
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
English Basic Skills
The Anne Arundel County Literacy
Wednesday,
Council is seeking volunteers to work one9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
on-one with adults who want to learn to
The English Basic Skills courses are for
read, improve their job skills, be able to
students who are just beginning to study
read to their children, or maybe to get a
English. These classes integrate listening,
better job.
speaking, reading writing skills and support.
The History of Belly Dance
Bath Safety Month
and Demo
Monday, January 5
Tuesday, January 13
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Mary Ann Howell, Clinical Supervisor
AACounty Department of Aging & Disabilities. Belly dancing is the oldest from of dance.
Jackie will talk about belly dancing an
January is National Bath Safety Month. Hear
misconceptions. Try it for fun and laugh
what Mary Ann is saying about bathing and
a little.
showering being the most common injuries in
Guess the Price
the bathroom.
Thursday, January 15
New Comers Hour
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 6
Guess the price of a product
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Take time to meet the new members of BPSAC to win the item. A 25 cent
donation is require for each
and share exciting programs and activates
guess. Proceeds benefit the BSI.
available.
Drawing and Painting Workshop
New Years Wishes and Greetings
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tuesday, January 7
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.Wish our members a Happy
Bring in your unfinished art work.
New Year. Say goodbye to
Deborah Scales will be available to
2014 and raise a toast to good
assist you with your painting or
times. Bring in quotes and funny saying.
drawing. Learn to paint or draw.
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
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More Special Events
REMINDER
♦ No-one is allowed in the weight
training room ALONE.
♦ You must have at least one other
person with you at all times.
♦ Failure to comply with the rules
may result in the closure of the
exercise room You must have a
signed waiver on file.
Handiwork Crochet Group
Learn from the experts in the group to
knit, hand sew, etc. Bring your own
projects and materials and join the group
for great camaraderie
and support of
fellow handcrafters on
Mondays from 9:30
a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the
multi-purpose room.
Mark Your Calendar Today!
Koreans also celebrate solar New Year’s
Day each year, following the Gregorian
Calendar. The Korean New Year holiday
lasts three days, and is considered an
important holiday.
Lunar New Year Celebra+on
Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Palace Restaurant
Glen Burnie, MD
We’re on the Web!
You can check out all center activities on
your computer. Just go to:
www.aacounty.org/aging click on Active
Seniors; click on Brooklyn Park Senior
Activity Center.
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
Anne Arundel County
Holidays for 2015
The Senior Center will be closed on:
New Year’s Days
Thu&Fri, January 1&2, 2015
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Monday, January 19, 2015
Lincoln’s Birthday**
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Washington’s Birthday
Monday, February 16, 2015
Good Friday
Friday, April 3, 2015
Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015
Independence Day*
Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015
Defender’s Day**(*)
Friday, September 11, 2015
Columbus Day**
Monday, October 12, 2015
Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Friday
Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2015
*Independence Day, Saturday, observed on Friday,
July 3rd, 2015
*Defender’s Day, Saturday, September 12th, observed
on Friday, September 11th, 2015
**As provided in Article 6, Section 1-301 of the Anne Arundel County Code, County Government will maintain
normal operations on the observed holidays for Lincoln’s
Birthday, Defender’s Day and Columbus.
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Important Information
Smart Phone Tablets Instructor Needed
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
is searching for a part time computer
instructor. Please contact the BPSAC
at 410-222-6847.
Free
Income Tax
Assistance
The Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Program (VITA) is
sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service
and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
in conjunction with Anne Arundel County
Senior Centers. VITA operates during the income tax preparation season from January
until April each year. VITA operates at all of
the county’s seven senior
centers. It is staffed by volunteers who are
trained and qualified annually by the IRS to
help seniors with uncomplicated, SIMPLE tax
returns. The volunteers cannot help with
rental property, business returns and multiple
stock trades.
VITA volunteers will be working at the
Brooklyn Park Senior Center beginning the
first week of February until the first week of
April. The center, however, will begin taking
appointments on January 2015. Hours are
limited and an appointment is required. No
walk-ins will be accepted. Call 410-222-6847
for an appointment.
$$ TOUCH SCREEN SIGN IN $$
It is extremely important that you scan your
key tag and “touch” the
activities that you plan to attend each day
you enter the center. If you do not have a
key tag, come to the office and one will be
issued.
Data on activities is collected for the
purpose of government accountability. Senior
Centers are funded by tax dollars. Data
collection provides proof that tax funds are
serving the appropriate numbers of citizens
and justifies funding levels for facility
upkeep, staff salaries and programming.
Data is also used to plan for the future.
Attendance tracking can help center
managers decide the best use of space and
identify trends. Help us continue to provide
programming excellence by “touching the
screen” with your program selections
each day you are at the center
Open Public Computers
Members may sign up to use a computer during scheduled hours. There
is a one hour limit when there is a
waiting list.
Anne Arundel County Senior Activity Centers offer free membership to
individuals 55 or older who are active, self-sufficient and able to
function independently. For more information, visit your local senior
center to obtain orientation materials and take a tour. Adults age 55 or
older who need assistance with daily living activities, or their
caregivers, should contact Information and Assistance at 410-222-4257
to learn more about alternatives to Senior Activity Centers.
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
AACo Police Liaison
AACo Police will
respond to seniors’
inquiries about safety
concerns, community
complaints, scams and
other law enforcement
issues. Contact
Corporal Jimmy
Miller at 410-222-0080
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Anne Arundel County
Representative Payee Program
The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Service has provided a voluntary Representative Payee Program to its adult citizens since 1990. Working with the Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Representative Payee Program is growing to provide financial management services to physically and/or mentally impaired residents who are not fully capable of
managing their limited income retirement/social security checks. Clients must be able to participate in directing the use of their funds and are actively engaged in spending decisions.
Some adults we know have limitations that prevent them from paying their bills on time. Other
vulnerable adults may have family members or friends who take their monthly income for personal use. Occasionally, physically or mentally impaired adults feel at risk for housing eviction
and are in debt to creditors due to money mismanagement. Perhaps you can think of someone you know that could benefit from the services of a Representative Payee.
Representative Payees go through an application process and background check. Training is
provided and qualified volunteers are matched with a client and commit to visiting them on a
monthly basis. A Representative Payee keeps track of client expenditures, balances their
checkbook, and submits monthly reports to an Advisory Board, who oversees the management of program accounting practices.
Seniors or Senior Center Directors can contact a Maryland Access Point (MAP) representative at 410-222-4257 to initiate a client referral into the program. Please contact Chris
Poulsen at 410-269-4460 or Nancy Weiman at 443-685-4294 if you need additional information about the Representative Payee Program.
The votes are in and the ballots have been counted!
Congrats!
Brooklyn Park Seniors, Inc are:
11/21/2014-11/21/2016
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Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
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Weekly Class Sched
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
8:00 Coffee & Conversation (v)
8:30 Walks (v)
8:30 Weight Lifting (v)
9:00 Card Games (v)
9:30 Crochet (v)
10:30 Yoga (d)
11:30 Nutrition
8:00 Coffee & Conversation (v)
8:30 Weight Lifting (v)
9:00 Wii Exercise (v)
9:30 Ceramics (d)
10:00 Line Dancing w/Sis (v)
11:30 Nutrition
1:00 Discussion Group (v)
1:00 Mah Jongg (v)
8:00 Coffee & Conve
8:30 Walks (v)
8:30 Weight Lifting (
9:30 ESOL (c)
10:30 Shiatsu (d)
11:30 Nutrition
11:40 Korean Nutritio
1:00 Mother’s Choir
2:00 Korean Cards (v
SPECIALS-Monday
SPECIALS-Tuesday
SPECIALS-Wednesday
January 5
Advisory Council
8:30 a.m.
January 6
New Comers’ Hour
10:00 a.m.
January 7
Current Events
w/Patti Cho
10:00 a.m.
Bath Safety Month
Presentation
Mary Howell
11:00 a.m.
January 13
History of
Belly Dancing
10:00 a.m.
January 12
AACo Literacy Group
11:00 a.m. .
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Senior Center
Closed
January 26
Sample Teas
Advisory Council
9:30 a.m.
January 14
Kazoo Day
10:00 a.m.
January 21
National Granola Bar
10:00 a.m.
January 20
Signs of needing
Assisted living
10:30 a.m.
January 28
Bingo
Bring a Household item
12:30 p.m.
January 27
Chocolate Cake Day
12:00 p.m.
Bake Sale
Codes:
(C ) Community College sponsored.
Registration required
(V) Volunteer
Nutrition Site
(D) Department of Aging &
Disabilities Sponsored
(D) Weightlifting AACo Police
Dept.(R&P) AACo. Recreation &
Parks (building)
January 2015
S M T WT F S
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1
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2 3
9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Pre Registration Required
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
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dule January 2015
Thursday
ersation (v)
(v)
on
(d)
v)
Friday
8:00 Coffee & Conversation (v)
8:30 Weight Lifting (v)
10:00 Line Dancing (v)\
11:30 Nutrition
12:15 Bingo (v)
12:30 Chair Yoga (d)
1:00 Yoga (d)
2:00 Pilates (d)
SPECIALS-Thursday
SPECIALS-Friday
January 1
New Year’s Day
Closed
January 2
Closed
January 8
Korean Language
Workshop
9:00 a.m.
January 15
Price is Right
10:00 a.m.
Strawberry Ice Cream Social
1:00 p.m.
January 22
Birthday Celebration
12:00 p.m.
Entertainment
Terry Marsh
January 29
Jigsaw Puzzle Mania
w/Pat Goddard
8:00 a.m.
8:00 Coffee & Conversation (v)
8:30 Walks (v)
8:30 Weight Lifting (v)
9:00 Card Game
11:30 Nutrition
1:00 Air Hockey (v)
1:00 Ball Room Dancing (v)
January 9
Entertainment
w/Rick
10:30 a.m.
January 16
Entertainment
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rachelle Howard
10:30 a.m.
January 23
Craft Workshop
12:00 p.m.
January 30
Look Through Old
Photographs
Lite Refreshments
12:00 p.m.
Happy January
Birthday
Tae Hong Bae, Woody Bowen,
Madeline Brown, Thelma Brown,
Julienne Chavanne, Song Ja
Choi, In Suk Chu, Charles Davidson, Theresa DeCarlo, Jae
Sup Gohng, Richard Goralski,
Quinester Grimes, James Jones,
Chol Wan Kim, Hyun Kang Kim,
Soon Ja Kim,Hi Ja Kwak, Young
Hui Lee, Arthur Lehmann,
Kwang Soo Lim, Barbara Nicholson, Deatrice Parks, Ruth
Powers, Michael Riddiough,
Sonya Shemer, James Sites,
Albert Smith, Nina Suri, Richard
Weippert, Jim Williford, Yong
Hui WonIn Hwan Woo,
Bingo
Mondays and Thursday, 12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m..
Play for fun and prizes.
Please bring a prize for the bingo table. If we
Please sign up with Office Manager
don’t have prizes; we won’t be able to
play bingo. THANK YOU.
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January 2015 Wednesday MENU
Menu
Item
Week 1
Soup
Seaweed Soup
Meat &
Fish
Poultry
Beef with
House Sauce
Vegetable
Kimchi &
Two Items of
Seasonal
Vegetables
Enriched
Grains
Dessert
Rice with
Barley
& Bean
Fruit
Beverage Milk and Juice
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Miso Soup
Kimchi
Radish Soup
Kimchi
Soup
Miso Soup
With Tofu
Spicy Pork
Seasoned Mackel
Fish
Seasoned
Yellow
Crocker
Beef
Bi Bim Bop
Kimchi &
Two Items of Seasonal
Vegetables
Kimchi &
Pickle
Radish
Kimchi &
Kimchi &
Two Items of Sea- Two Items of Seasonal
sonal
Vegetables
Vegetables
Rice with Barley
& Bean
Rice with Barley
& Beans
Rice with Barley
& Bean
Rice
Fruit
Fruit
Fruit
Fruit
Milk and Juice
Milk and Juice
Milk and Juice
Milk and Juice
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Lunch Menu
Monday
Tuesday
January 2015
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
CLOSED
New Year’s
Day
2
Spring Salad
Stuffed Peppers
O’Brien Potatoes
Whole Wheat Bread
Fruit Gelatin
1
5
Health Salad
Mac/Ham/Cheese
Stewed Tomatoes
Wheat Bread
Sliced Pears
6
Tossed Salad
Pulled Chicken
BBQ
Broccoli
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bun
Tropical Fruit
7
Sunny Slaw
Swedish Meatballs
Brown Rice
Peas
Wheat Bread
Fruited Gelatin
8
Carrot Raisin Salad
Baked Chicken/
Gravy
Scalloped Potatoes
Oriental Vegetables
Wheat Bread
Pumpkin Pudding
9
Hearty Bean Soup
Potato Crusted Fish
Mixed Vegetables
Coleslaw
Whole Wheat Bread
Applesauce
12
Beef Barley Soup
BBQ Chicken
Carrots
Coleslaw
White Bread
Sliced Pears
13
Tuscan Bean Soup
Meatloaf/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli Salad
Whole Wheat Bread
Orange
14
Gingered Cucs
Ham/Raisin Sc.
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans
Biscuit
Cake/Pineapple Sc.
15
Health Salad
Meatball Sub/
Marinara Sauce
Scandinavian Vegetables
Mini Sub Roll
Apricots
16
Pickled Beets
Pork Chop/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Winter Blend
Whole Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
19
20
Tossed Salad
Chicken Tarragon
Mashed Potatoes
Peas
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
21
Pineapple Juice
Chili
Broccoli Salad
Cornbread
Sliced Peaches
22
Chicken Gumbo
Soup
Sl Turkey/Gravy
Mashed Swt Pot
Cranberry Salsa
Wheat Bread
Tropical Fruit
23
Oriental Salad
Pepper Steak
Brown Rice
White Bread
Orange
27
Navy Bean Soup
Knockwurst
Summer Squash
Coleslaw
Whole Wheat Hot
Dog Bun
Sliced Peaches
28
Health Salad
Beef Stew
Cornbread
Apple
29
Tossed Salad
Roast Beef/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Peas
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
30
Orange Juice
Stuffed Pepper
O’Brien Potatoes
Whole Wheat Bread
Mixed Fruit Cup
CLOSED
26
Pickled Beets
Rotisserie Chicken
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Dilled Carrots
White Bread
Fruited Gelatin
“Lunch is served daily with fun and friendship!”
Please give generously towards the $4.10 cost of each meal.
Persons under the age of 60 must pay full price for their meal.
Please reserve or cancel your meal by calling your Senior Nutrition Site Aide.
Thank you! Menu items are subject to change.
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Inclement Weather Policy
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Announcements regarding Anne Arundel County
Government are made on local TV and Radio
Stations and on our website www.aacounty.org/
aging.
If county schools are closed, all senior activities
are cancelled, including lunch and transportation.
Senior Centers and nutrition sites will close if all
County Government Offices close.
If schools open two hours late, the Center will
also open late. Classes with start times prior to
10:00 a.m. will be cancelled. Classes that
begin at 10:00 a.m. or later will be held as
scheduled. NO LUNCH.
In the event of early closure, all classes starting
at 1:00 p.m. or later will be cancelled.
Discussion Group last Tuesday of each month
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Are you curious about music, cultures, and dancing?
Join us in the computer room and discuss topics chosen
by you! You will be using the computer internet. If
you enjoy sharing your ideas and opinions, this could
be the group for you. Limited to 10 participants.
This is not a computer class.
Aquacise at North Arundel Aquatic Center
This water exercise program is conducted in warm water to
improve flexibility, mobility and range of motion and to
boost stamina. North Arundel Aquatic Center is located at
7888 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie. Pool temperature is 86
degrees. $40.00 for 8 weeks. Starting January 6, 2015
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Products and services advertised in this publication
are not endorsed or guaranteed by either the Brooklyn Park Senior Center of
AA County or the Department of Aging and Disabilities. For advertising information, please call F.A.T.A.
Inc. 410-578-3600 or write:
P.O. Box 4889, Baltimore,
MD 21211
Strawberry Ice Cream
Cone Social
Thursday, January 15
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Treat yourself to a cold
refreshing strawberry ice
cream cone. Only 50 cents
a scoop. Bring a friend and
receive an extra scoop.
AACounty Dept. of Aging
and Disabilities/Home
and Community-Based
Options Waiver
410-222-4464
Toll Free 800-492-2499
This is a state-wide program which provides services to eligible individuals
age 50 and older to enable
them to remain in the community either in their own
homes or in assisted living.
Reminder:
Pre-registration is required for all programs and activities.
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Department of Aging & Disabilities
Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center
202 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Senior Center Staff:
Carolyn Scurry-Boyd, Manager
Sung U. Yi, Office Support
Nutrition:
Kelly Holmes
Aide Drivers:
Virginia Karpiak, Transport
Annie Burek, Transport
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone Numbers:
Senior Center ................ 410-222-6847
Fax................................. 410-222-6846
Nutrition ........................ 410-222-6869
Dept. of Aging and
Disabilities .................... 410-222-4464
Transportation ............... 410-222-4826
Cpl. Jimmy Miller ......... 410-222-0080
E-Mail: [email protected]
Becky Batta, Director of
Senior Center Operations
Dept. of Aging & Disabilities
Website: www.aacounty.org/aging
REGISTRATION FOR
1st: Online*: myaacc.aacc.edu
2nd: By telephone* using STARS 410-777-2241
3rd: In person at one of the AACC’s three campus locations:
*Arnold Campus
*Glen Burnie Town Center
*AACC at Arundel Mills
4th: Fax to 410-777-4325 Credit card only.
5th: Mail to Continuing Education & Workforce Development –
CALT 115 101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012-1895
(Credit card, check or money order payable to AACC)
Products and Services advertised in this publication are not endorsed or guaranteed by the Brooklyn Park Senior Activity
Center, A.A. County Department of Aging & Disabilities, Friends of Arundel Seniors (FOAS), or FATA, Inc.
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