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! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a speak peak at 2014 Special Events.

Adventure Club Outings:

Adventure Club September Outing: Hike and Brunch at Gunpowder Lodge
Sunday, September 9                        10:00 am
Tom Hock will lead an easy one-hour hike on the Gunpowder trail. Afterwards the group will have a brunch buffet at Gunpowder Lodge. The brunch
buffet is $14.99. Bring a change of shoes in case it’s muddy. The group will meet in front of the restaurant and begin the hike at 10am. Sign up in advance so we have a headcount for the brunch.

Upcoming Special Events:

Doug Burgess Transitions Speaker Series
Friday, September 7                        10:15 am
Deborah Bakalich owner of Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC, which is a placement agency will be here to discuss senior placement options for your loved one. Sign up in advance.

Eating Together Lunch
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25           12:00 pm
Join us for lunch most Tuesdays. Reserve your meal at least 2 days in advance at the front desk and check in by 11:45 on the day of lunch. Check out the menus located at the front desk. If you cannot contribute the full amount of $4.36 a voluntary minimum contribution of $2.50 is recommended.

 Doug Burgess Transitions Speaker Series
Friday, September 7                        10:15 am
Deborah Bakalich owner of Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC, which is a placement agency will be here to discuss senior placement options for your loved one. Sign up in advance.

 Movie: The Book Club
Friday, September 7                         12:45 pm
Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down   after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Rated PG-13 for sex related material. An Eating Together lunch will be served at Noon for $2.50 donation. On the menu: OJ, Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Kale Greens, Cinnamon Apples, Bread and Milk. Sign up for lunch by 9/5.

Flu Shot Clinic
Tuesday, September 11      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seven Oaks Senior Center in partnership with Maxim Healthcare Services will offer flu shots. Bring your Medicare ID/Other health insurance ID and a picture ID to receive a shot. Accepted Insurance:
Medicare Part B & Humana receive Free flu and pneumonia shots.
Aetna, Healthspring, Independence BCBS, Sierra Health and Life
Meritain Health and SummaCare: Free flu and  $95 pneumonia shots. Cost to all others without a listed insurance – Cash/check ONLY. Checks can be made payable to Maxim Healthcare Services. Pricing is as follows: 4 Strain Quadrivalent Flu Shot = $35.00, Senior Flu Shot (FluAd) = $80.00, Pneumonia Shot - $95.00. No sign up required. Just stop in.
Brain Games with Alexa
Thursday, September 13                   11:00 am
Join Leslie as she has Alexa tax your brain. Sign up in advance.

Medical Marijuana
Thursday, September 13                     1:00 pm
Dawn-Marie Steenstra, Clinical Nurse Educator from United Patients Group and Patient Outreach Coordinator for MISSION Dispensaries joins us to discuss medical marijuana and answer concerns/ questions regarding this natural alternative remedy. Sign up in advance.

Lest We Forget: Benefits of Reminiscing
Friday, September 14                       10:30 am
Join Daria Rovinski, RN, MS in this discussion and learn how reminiscing can help to link our pasts to the present; promote self-identity; and help to achieve a sense of contentment. Sign up in advance.

Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, September 16                       8:00 am
5K/1 Mile Walk at CCBC Essex Campus.
Entry fees are $20 for seniors, $35 for adults & $20 for children. The first 200 that show up at the run will receive a swag bag. There will be a grand prize drawing of $500 but you must be present to win. You’ll also receive a high quality performance long sleeve T-shirt. Pick up a registration form at the center and turn in payment to staff.
I ♥ Seven Oaks Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, September 19        8:30 - 9:30 am
In celebration of National Senior Center Month join us anytime between 8:30 - 9:30
for a special heart pancake breakfast because we love Seven Oaks. Space is limited so please only sign up if you’re sure you can make it. This event is sponsored by the TOPS group.

 Current Events
Wednesday, September 19                  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.

 My Life as a Private Investigator: How to Apply My Techniques to Your Life
Thursday, September 20                    1:00 pm                     
Lynn levy has been a private investigator for 35 years. She has located missing persons, conducted background checks for prospective nannies and elder care workers, and worked undercover in various businesses. She will discuss her life and give you tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Sign up in binder.
New Member Orientation
Thursday, September 20                    2:00 pm
New members of Seven Oaks are invited to learn more about the center and the programs and services offered onsite and through the Department of Aging. Sign up in advance if you plan to attend.

Country Roads Luncheon and Show
Friday, September 21 at 12:45 pm
Frank and Trish Curreri will take you on a musical journey to heavenly heights with great country songs and a tribute to the stars of American Country Music from 1950-2000. On the menu: Mixed Greens Salad, MD Crab Soup, bread, butter and apple pie will be served at 12:45 pm. We will also serve beer and wine. The Country Roads show will follow. Tickets are $12 in advance.

 Walking with the Perry Hall Library
Saturday, September 22                     9:00 am
Join the Perry Hall Library’s monthly walking club. They will meet at HoneyGo Run Regional Park at the picnic pavilion closest to the parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Sign up in advance.

 Free Bone Density Screening
Tuesday, September 25     9:30 am - 11:30 am
Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. A bone density test is used to screen for and
detect the early stages of osteoporosis. Note: this is not a DEXA scan. Not intended for those who have already been diagnosed with
Osteoporosis or who have had a DEXA scan within the last year. Participants will need 1 bare foot. Sign up in advance for your 15 min appt.

 Perry Hall Library - Brain Games
Tuesday, September 25                    10:00 am  
The library returns to Seven Oaks for another fun and brain stimulating session of Brain Games. Sign up in advance.

 Ted Talk: The Fringe Benefits of Failure
Tuesday, September 25                      1:30 pm
At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned." Join Jim Lightner as he facilitates a lively talk after the video. Sign up in advance.

 Plant Based Eating
Wednesday, September 26                10:30 am
Join Mandy, Giant’s in-store nutritionist during our TOPS group to learn about plant based eating. Sign up in advance.

Women Of A Certain Age
Wednesday, September 26                  1:30 pm
Come join us, women of a certain age, as we discuss our last nugget of wisdom - "Tell the Truth". Looking back on the six other groups, I predict the discussion will be lively & the sharing fun & informative. Sign up in advance.

 Meet Up: Silver Spring Mining Company
Thursday, September 27     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at Silver Spring Mining Company on Belair Rd. Hangout with your friends from Seven Oaks and enjoy happy hour specials. Sign up in advance.
Fall Prevention Program
Friday, September 28                       12:30 pm
Join Tim Russell, PTA and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from Gold Medal Physical Therapy to learn about the importance of fall prevention and balance. You will learn exercises that can be performed safely at home in order to improve balance and reduce falls.

Ongoing Monthly Programs in September 

Tablet/Smart Phone Help -  Monday, September 10 & 17 Sign up for an appointment with
David Yoon.
BINGO - Tuesday, September 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 donation. Menus are posted at the front desk. Sign up in advance for lunch.

Blood Pressure - Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:15 am Karen Kansler, RN takes your blood pressure.

 Card Making Workshop - Friday, September 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.

Computer Troubleshooting - Monday, September 24 at 10:00 am Let Alvin Miller help you with your computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet issues. Bring your device and passwords and he can help with issues you’re having. Sign up in advance.


AARP Safe Driving Course

Save the date for the next Safe Driving Class offered on
Friday, October 5 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Sign up at the front desk and make payments to

 $15 - AARP members
$20 - Non-members