Special Events at Seven Oaks

For planning purposes members are asked to sign up in advance for programs. You can call the front desk to sign up at 410-887-5192 or sign up in person. If there is a fee for an event then payment is required in advance to reserve a seat. You must be a member of the center to participate in any events, classes or activities. Membership is free! 

​Food Remedies
Wednesday, January 15                     10:30 am
Join Robin Zahor, RN during our TOPS group to learn about how foods can help cure whatever is ailing you. Sign up in the free book.

 TED Talk: MLK, The Voice We Need
Thursday, January 16                         1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. is the ultimate symbol for social justice and change. But in these days with so much social upheaval and untethered hate, has his message of love been forgotten or just   ignored? Why aren’t we embracing love? Join    facilitator, Jim Lightner for a lively discussion  after the video. Sign up in advance


​Meet Up: Michael’s Café
Thursday, January 16                4:00 - 6:00 pm
Meet up with members and friends for happy hour at the new Michael's Café in White Marsh (720 Concourse Circle). Hangout and enjoy happy hour specials. Sign up in the free book.  


 The No Kidding Club was hoping for more participation and to create a group of members who don’t have kids. If you’re interested in being apart of this club and getting together at least once a month  join us for a planning meeting and to get to know others in the group. The group welcome couples and widowers that don’t have an active social life with their children. We are going to have a meeting at the center on Friday, January 17 at 1:00 pm.

 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2020
“A Celebration of Freedom” - Friday, January 17 at 12:30 pm
Enjoy this Amazing Musical Event by Charles Sullivan. This program includes highlights from one of his four-day concert & seminar events that celebrates the historic Civil Rights Leadership and ground-breaking work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It includes
excerpts from Dr. King’s most famous I Have a Dream Speeches and the other at the extraordinary world event, the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Charles Sullivan offers a powerful and compelling program that touches the heart of a man, a movement and an historic moment in time. This is an event you will not want to miss!! An Eating together lunch will be served at noon. Menu located at the front desk. Sign up in advance for each.
 
Center Closed - Monday, January 20
 
New Member Orientation
Thursday, January 23                        2:00 pm
New members are invited to learn more about the center and the programs and services offered
onsite and throughout the Dept of Aging. Sign up in the free binder or call.

Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Friday, January 24                           12:45 pm
Denny Swift is a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Besides his career, he has three loves of his life - his wife, their young daughter and his best friend, which is a dog that wants to be reincarnated into a human. Rated PG. 2hr 3 min. Hot popcorn served. An ET lunch will be served at Noon for a $2.50 donation. Menus located at the front desk. Sign up for the movie, in the binder and for lunch, on the ET clipboard, by 1/22.

Perry Hall Library Series
Tuesday, January 28                         10:00 am
Join library staff at Seven Oaks for a book discussion. Educated by Tara Westover - Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to    ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When
another brother got himself into college, Tara to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Pick up the book and read it before the discussion. Sign up in advance.
 
Don’t Just Recycle, Recycle Properly
Tuesday, January 28                         10:00 am
Confused about what can or can’t go into your recycle bin? Come learn best practices from a Baltimore County Material Recovery Facility (MRF) speaker. Learn what Baltimore County  Single Stream Recycling is all about, learn how to prevent contamination of the recycled material, and learn what those “recycle” numbers on the products we buy really mean. Ask questions. Get the answers. Open to the public. Sign up in the free binder or call.

Soup-er Bowl Party - Friday, January 31
Summer has passed, baseball and the series have ended; winter is in full swing! Wayne and his team will warm you up with an array of delicious soups just in time for Super Bowl! Join us on Friday, January 31 at 12:45 pm for our annual Soup-er Bowl event. On the menu: garden salad, bread and 4 hot, homemade soups: Touchdown Butternut Squash Bisque, Cheeseburger in Raven Paradise Soup, Wild Card Fish Chowder and Halftime Tripilini Chicken & Vegetable and dessert to follow. Wear your football jersey and get decked out in football gear for a chance to win a gift card! Come for a fun afternoon, cheer for your favorite football team and warm up from the cold with his delicious soups! We’ll also be serving purple beer in honor of the Ravens! Tickets go on sale Monday, January 6 and cost $10.


 

January Ongoing Monthly Events & Workshops
BINGO - Tuesday, January 7 & 21 at 12:30 pm Ann Knoerlein calls out the lucky numbers for
afternoon Bingo with cash prizes; cost $7.00. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 recommended donation. Menus are posted at the front desk. Sign up in advance for lunch.

 Seated Massages with Doug - Thursday, January 9 & 23 - Doug Wittich, Licensed Massage Therapist is offering 10 min. chair massages 2 - 3x per month. You must fill out a brief health questionnaire before your first massage. It’s only $5 for a 10 min. massage or book back to back
sessions for a longer massage for $12. No refunds if you are a no show.

 Blood Pressure - Friday, January 10 at 9:15 am Karen Kansler, RN takes your BP.
 
Card Making Workshop - Friday, January 10 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm Students will make 3 cards to take home. Samples are available at the front desk. Cost is $12 in advance.
 
Computer Troubleshooting - Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00 am Let Alvin Miller help you with your device. Bring your device & passwords. Sign up in advance.

Current Events - Wednesday, January 22 at 2:30 pm - Join volunteer, Joy Mays and other 
 
 Events in Celebration of Black History Month

Tuesday, February 11 at 1pm - The Reconstruction Era:  African American Life in Baltimore
Join local historian, Willa Banks. In the decade and years after the Civil War, Americans experienced suffering and great loss as they searched for meaning in their lives following a conflict that left more people dead than all previous wars. Even though MD, a loyal state, did not undergo reconstruction,  African Americans in Baltimore and other areas faced struggles similar to their counterparts in the Deep South. Lawmakers enacted laws that limited their rights. This talk details how African Americans countered these efforts by establishing an extensive institutional network and political organizations.
 
Friday, February 21 at 1pm Marian Anderson, A Legacy of Hope - MOVE - Maryland Opera Vocal Experience will present a celebration and tribute to the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. This program explores the turbulent history of the Civil Rights Movement while presenting the wide variety of styles in Marian Anderson’s repertoire, including spirituals, art songs, and opera excerpts.

Brain Fitness with Robin
Monday, February 3                          12:45 pm
Join Robin Zahor, RN and stimulate your brain. Sign up in advance.
 
Garden Club
Wednesday, February 5                     10:00 am
Join the garden club for their monthly planning meeting. Sign up in advance.
 
Great Physio Balls of Fire
Wednesday, February 5             2:30 - 3:30 pm
Drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts your immune system. It reduces tension, anxiety and stress. This is a fun, feel good,  
therapeutic music experience that incorporates music, exercise balls, drum sticks and         movement. Although this is similar to drums alive this is not an exercise program. This   program is free, offered once a month and is   limited to 20 students. All supplies provided. Sign up in advance.

Feldenkrais Method
Thursday, February 6, 13, 20 & 27    12:45 pm
The Feldenkrais Method® teaches people to learn how to move the body out of pain, improve      balance, posture and increase flexibility.  It uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations. Must be able to get up and down from the floor (can use a chair for help). Cost is $5 for the 4 week session. Pay in advance.
 
The Cost of Aging - Senior Care Sticker Shock
Thursday, February 6                          1:30 pm
Senior & Senior will Debunk the Myths associated with what Medicare pays versus what seniors pay for care. Some of the key points they’ll cover: Myth #1: Medicare pays for long term care. Myth #2: Medicaid covers long term care regardless of the physical care needs of each senior member. Myth #3: Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities provide the same care. Sign up in advance.

Doug Burgess Transition Speaker Series
Friday, February 7                             10:15 am
Mr. Burgess has arranged for Sherry Rush, Paralegal, CSA, Medicaid Contractor for Crofton Care & Rehab to speak on long term care
Medicaid and Medicaid for home care.

Movie: Judy
Friday, February 7                            12:45 pm
Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Rated PG 13 for drama/romance. Hot popcorn served. An ET lunch will be served at Noon for a $2.50 donation. Menus
located at the front desk.
 
AARP Safe Driving Course
Saturday, February 8           9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and it is designed especially for drivers age 50+. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for      details. AARP membership is not required and there are no tests to pass. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, pay in
advance at the front desk. Cash or checks made payable to AARP.

Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00 am
Join us for breakfast. Ed will be making heart pancakes and bacon. Cost is $2 in advance


TED Talk: The Secret to Living Longer May be Your Social Life
Thursday, February 13                        1:00 pm
The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why?      According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their     emphasis on close personal relationships. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond. Join
facilitator, Jim Lightner for a lively discussion  after the video.

Center Closed - Monday, February 17

Add More “Green” To Your Plate
Wednesday, February 19                    10:30 am
Focusing on eating more plant based foods may improve overall health. Tips will be shared for  increasing vegetables, fruits, and grains into a daily meal plan. Join this program during TOPS. Sign up in the free book.

 How To Talk To Your Doctor
Thursday, February 20                        1:00 pm
How to Talk to your Doctor:  A Guide to Prepare for your Next Doctor's Visit - Going to the doctor can be a nerve-racking experience. Too often, we as patients do not know what to do to make the most out of the visit. This toolkit is designed to ensure your get proper care, and help you
prepare for your doctor's visit.

Meet Up: El Salto - New Location
Thursday, February 20              4:00 - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at the new El Salto on Ebenezer Rd. Sign up in the free book.  

TALMAR - Making Seed Bombs
Saturday, February 22                       11:00 am
Seed bombing is a fun way to add tiny oases of wildflowers and green plants in vacant lots and overlooked parcels of land. Make & take 5 seed bombs, a mix of herbs, native perennials and   annuals. The seeds will be mixed in a flour and soil to create a ball and then dried at home for 24-48 hrs. Cost is $11. Sign up and pay by 2/18.

 Membership Meeting & Lunch
Monday, February 24                        12:30 pm
All members are asked to attend our bi-monthly Council meeting where members are asked to vote on proposed purchases, policy changes, etc. Refreshments and cake are served. Lunch is choice of Italian or American cold cut with chips. Lunch will be served at Noon for $5. Purchase lunch ticket in advance. Everyone that attends will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card that we’ll give away at the end of the meeting.

 Vein Program and Screening
Tuesday, February 25                          1:00 pm
Join Peter Liao, from Maryland Vein Professionals for an informational discussion about vein      disease of the lower extremities followed by a complementary ultrasound to screen for vein   disease. Sign up in advance.

 Perry Hall Library Series - Book Discussion
Tuesday, February 25                        10:00 am
Join library staff at Seven Oaks for a book discussion on One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. Pick up the book from the local library and read it
before the discussion. Sign up in the free book.


February Ongoing Monthly Events & Workshops

Computer Troubleshooting - Monday, February 3 at 10:00 am Let Alvin Miller help you with your device. Bring your device & passwords. Sign up in advance.

BINGO - Tuesday, February 4 & 18 at 12:30 pm Ann Knoerlein calls out the lucky numbers for

afternoon Bingo with cash prizes; cost $7.00. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 recommended donation. Menus are posted at the front desk. Sign up in advance for lunch.

Seated Massages with Doug - Thursday, February 13 & 27 - Doug Wittich, Licensed Massage Therapist is offering 10 min. chair massages 2 - 3x per month. You must fill out a brief health questionnaire before your first massage. It’s only $5 for a 10 min. massage or book back to back
sessions for a longer massage for $12. No refunds if you are a no show.

Blood Pressure - Friday, February 14 at 9:15 am Karen Kansler, RN takes your BP.

Card Making Workshop - Friday, February 14 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm Students will make 3 cards to take home. Samples are available at the front desk. Cost is $12 in advance.

Current Events - Wednesday, February 26 at 2:30 pm - Join volunteer, Joy Mays and other members to discuss current news and politics. If you’d like, bring a newspaper article to share.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 


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