Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

Class Updates


New Zentangle Class

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This 5 week class will meet 10 am - 12 pm on the following Thursdays: 4/19, 5/3, 5/24, 6/7 and 6/14. Cost is $25 plus $15 for your kit.


   Diabetes Workshop
   FREE 7 week
      Diabetes Workshop.
   April 24-June 5, 2018.
 Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 11:30am
Sign up in advance in the free binder.
    Pick up your packet at the front desk.


  Silver Pen Writing Workshop
Friday, April 27 at 10:30 am
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Baltimore County Department of Aging. Our writing theme this year is Celebration! Whether it be a special time in your life, a particular
milestone or just finding reason to celebrate the life around you, we want to hear from you! Your submission can be either fiction or non-fiction. Get those creative juices flowing and send your submission by August 17th. Frances Altman will be at Seven Oaks on April 27th to offer writing tips and help to prepare your submission for the Silver Pen Writing Contest.


April 16-20 is National Volunteer Week. We want to thank our amazing volunteers!

 This week we will have some activities especially for our dedicated volunteers.

¨ Monday, April 16 at 2:00 pm - A Chocolate and Champagne Happy Hour with entertainment by Mr. Charisma. This activity is sponsored by Brightview of Perry Hall.

¨ Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 pm - Pizza and sangria lunch followed by gift card BINGO. This event is sponsored by NY Life.

¨ Thursday, April 19 at 8:30 am volunteers are invited to breakfast. Kathleen and Courtney will make and serve a breakfast casserole, fruit, juice, pastry and coffee.

 


Just Announced

  Shred-A-Thon
Saturday, April 28 

9 a.m.-12 noon
Co-sponsored by Seven Oaks Senior Center and Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union.


CAREGIVER'S CONFERENCE

Seven Oaks is pleased to host BCDA’s Family Caregivers Annual Mini-Conference on Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 8:45 am; the event ends at 12:30 pm. Topics include: managing assets, medical decision making, probate and paying for long term care. Open seating, no pre-registration. Free admission. Refreshments sponsored by AARP Maryland.

 

BCDA is Celebrating 40 years!!
And we want to help PLAN for the next chapter!

*Living Longer and Living Well* is BCDA’s Initiative this year so we will continue to offer programs with Purpose and Meaning, Legacy, Accounting and Financial Security and/or Nutrition and Health.

Would you like to participate in our game and win some prizes? Pick up a game card at the front desk and fill it by attending presentations and classes throughout the year that help PLAN for the exciting 3rd act of life! Look for the 40th symbol (pictured to the left ) in the newsletter next to programs that are eligible for our game. In addition, if you take any exercise or dance classes or are a member of the fitness center you can get your card stamped for each semester you are registered. If you volunteer at Seven Oaks you’ll get a stamp for adding purpose and meaning to your life! You’ll also get your card stamped when you attend any presentation planned to help you Live Longer, Live Well and that could help PLAN for this exciting chapter in life. See staff or presenters for a stamp on your card. Once your card is filled up, present it to staff for a BCDA gift. At the end of the year all of the cards will be entered into a drawing to win a restaurant gift card. Look for the flier at the center for a list of ongoing classes and activities that will earn you a stamp if you participate in them.

 
 Free Tax Help!

 Tax aide service at the Perry Hall Library will be scheduled for Mondays 9:30am to 2:30pm from February 5th to April 16th, 2018. The Tax preparation and electronic filing services for both federal and state income taxes are provided by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. AARP membership not required. Tax preparation is available to all ages, with emphasis on seniors age 50 and above.  Registration is required. Contact the Perry Hall Library at 410-887-5195 to schedule your appointment. The Perry Hall Library is located at 9685 Honeygo Blvd.  

Don't Forget


 MINI-GIFT SHOP

Stop in and visit our mini-gift shop! It has a lot of great items for sale like scarves, jewelry, holiday décor and so much more!

 FRIDAY CAFE

Join us every Friday from 9:15-10:15 am and enjoy a cup of coffee and a baked goodie. Mingle with new and long time members and get to know each other a little better. See Betsy Eisbart if you're interested in being a hostess.


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Meeting Minutes Now Online
You can now access minutes from the Executive Board Meeting and from the bi-monthly Council Meeting on our website. Look under the Home tab at the top left.