Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

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! 
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.

​Strengthening Our Emotional Safety Net - The Power of Connection

Brain Games with Alexa
Tuesday, August 6                             10:15 am
Join Leslie as she has Alexa tax your brain. Sign up in advance.
 
Pre-Arrangements with Evans 
Wednesday, August 7                      1:00 pm
When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions?  Then it will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members. Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. Learn about the advantages of pre-planning and how to take the first steps from Evans      Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services. Sign up in advance. Snacks served.
 
Buffet Lunch & Bingo at Brightview
Thursday, August 8  at 11:30 am Join Kathleen & Courtney at Brightview for lunch & 15 games of Bingo. One winner per game. 100% of the proceeds will go to Brightview’s Walk Team for the Alzheimer’s Association. Buy your $15 ticket in advance at Seven Oaks.

Movie: The Greenbook
Friday, August 9                             12:45 pm
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist on a concert tour to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Rated PG13 for language, including racial epithet, some violence and suggestive material. Run time: 130 min. Hot popcorn and drinks served. An ET lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation. Menus located at the front desk. Sign up for lunch by 8/7.

Drying and Storing Herbs
Tuesday, August 13                        10:00 am
Demonstration by Allison, our high school    student working on her Gold Award Project, on the different ways to preserve and store fresh herbs for future use throughout the winter. Sign up in advance.

Sound Healing
Tuesday, August 13                      1 - 2:30 pm
Sound Healing is the application of therapeutic sound for the purpose of relaxation and healing. Al Muehlberger, Holistic Health Practitioner,
explains the theory behind sound waves and their impact on the mind, body and spirit. The introduction will be followed by preparation for a Guided Imagery Meditation using deep Breathing and Progressive Muscle Relaxation techniques. Singing crystal bowls will be used as the therapeutic sound background for the meditation exercise. An opportunity to play the bowls will be offered at the end of the session.
 
Fresh Conversations Program:
Eating Out & Eating Healthier Got Easier
Thursday, August 15             12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn the latest information about healthy choices at restaurants, movie theaters, salad bars, and convenient stores. Sign up.

 Attract Backyard Birds
Wednesday, August 21                       1:00 pm
Join Tanya Ray from TALMAR to learn about  attracting backyard birds with the right flowers. She will discuss how to turn your backyard into a bird sanctuary. Afterwards,
participants will paint a miniature birdhouse and create a vertical hummingbird garden that will attract humming birds--morning glories,
nasturtiums, red petunias. Limited to 12. Pay $10 in advance at the front desk. All supplies included.
 
TED Talk: Self Care for Caregivers
Thursday, August 22                          1:00 pm
This talk will outline important coping strategies for people who care for loved ones with
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Join Jim Lightner as he facilitates a lively talk after the video. Sign up in advance.
                
Meet Up: Silver Spring Mining Company
Thursday, August 22          4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at SSMC on Belair Rd. Hangout with your friends from Seven Oaks and enjoy happy hour specials.

Membership Meeting & Lunch
Monday, August 26                          12:30 pm
All members of Seven Oaks are asked to attend our bi-monthly Council meeting where members are asked to vote on proposed purchases, policy changes, etc. Refreshments served. A pizza lunch (2 slices of cheese or pepperoni) and a salad will be served at Noon for $5. Purchase your 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.

 Perry Hall Library Series
Tuesday, August 27                          10:00 am
The Library will do a book discussion, at the center, as part of  their monthly series. They will be discussing the book,
Becoming by Michelle Obama. Pick up the book from the Perry Hall Library to read before the discussion. Sign up in advance.

CPR and AED Program
Tuesday, August 27                             1:00 pm
The Baltimore County Fire Department will present the most current information on hands only CPR and show you how to do it. They will also show you how to use the AED machine if someone goes into cardiac arrest. Sign up in advance.

Obesity - Public Health Enemy # 1
Wednesday, August 28                       10:30 am
Often cited as public health enemy number one, obesity has been on a steady rise since the early 1970s. During TOPS members will watch this  lecture from our Nutrition Made Clear DVD      series. Sign up in advance.

 Starting an Indoor Herb Garden
Thursday, August 29                           1:00 pm
Information from Allison, our high school student working on her Gold Award Project, about how to start an indoor herb
garden. She will be talking about what herbs work well indoors, sunlight and container ideas. Sign up in advance.
 
Community Update with Our Councilman
Friday, August 30                              10:15 am
Council David Marks will visit following Friday Café for a Community Update and to answer your questions.
 
Losses
Friday, August 30                                1:00 pm
August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. In observance of Grief Awareness Day, the AARP Speakers Bureau will discuss Losses. Losses that we encounter in our later lives are often different from those we experienced in our earlier years. In this presentation you will hear about losses of self esteem, social roles, partner loss and independence. We’ll explore several techniques which help one to accept and move on from the losses. Sign up in advance.
 
Balance Blood Sugars and Enjoy Eating Tuesday, September 3                     10:00 am  
Join Dietitian, Courtney Ferreira of Active Life Physical Therapy for a workshop on managing diabetes while still enjoying your meals. This workshop is for those with prediabetes, diabetes, or a desire to decrease inflammation. Sign up in advance.