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.

​​Doug Burgess Transition Speakers Series
Friday, November 1                           10:15 am
Learn how to gift money/assets outside of probate.

Annual Halloween Party
Friday, November 1             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jack of All Trades will entertain us with music, games and prizes! Wear your costume and participate in the costume contest. Pay just $2 in     advance at the front desk. There will be snacks and drinks as well as music and fun! This event is being sponsored by The Cottages of Perry Hall.

How to Make Payments Online
Monday, November 4                           2:00 pm
Learn how to use online payment systems such as Paypal, VENMO, and ZELLE. You can request money, receive money, send invoices and use many of these services at no cost. Bring your   device if you want help creating an account at the end of the class. Center Director Kathleen Young will teach this class.

Great Physio Balls of Fire Demo
Wednesday, November 6            2:30 - 3:30 pm
Drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts your immune system. It reduces tension, anxiety and stress. Stop in and try this 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 is a free program and it will be offered once a month if there’s interest. Limited to 20 students. All supplies provided.

Feldenkrais Method
Thursday, November 7, 14 and 21     12:50 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 3 week session. Sign up ahead.

Center Closed for Veterans Day - Nov. 11

Know the Signs: Early Detection Matters
Thursday, November 14                   10:30 am
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. This program is designed to provide info about Alzheimer’s disease and the associated dementias.  There are video testimonies from families living with the disease. The Alzheimer Association explains why they encourages early detection, early diagnosis and early intervention.  Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia. Resources for further information and assistance will be provided.

Medicare Open Enrollment
Friday, November 15        8:30 am to 2:00pm
This is the time to search for your best and least expensive Prescription Drug Plan for 2020.
Baltimore County (SHIP) State Health Insurance Program has trained counselors to assist you with evaluating your Part D plan choices for 2020. You must call SHIP Office to schedule an appointment 410-887-2059!

Memory Screening
Tuesday, November 19     9:00 am - 11:00 am
November is National Memory Month. Schedule your 10 minute memory screening if you’re  concerned about memory loss, are experiencing warning signs of dementia or if you believe you are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or related illness. Screenings are also appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now but wants to have a baseline for future comparisons. These questions might help you decide if you should be screened. If you answer yes to any of them, you might benefit from a memory screening. Am I becoming more forgetful? Do I have trouble
performing familiar tasks? Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation? Do I sometimes forget where I am going? Am I
misplacing things more often? Have my family or friends noticed changes in my mood, behavior, personality or desire to do things?

 Enjoy the Holidays without Guilt
Wednesday, November 20                 10:30 am
It’s not uncommon to overindulge during the holiday season sometimes resulting in feelings of guilt. Develop a plan to keep your holidays
happy and guilt free. This is during the TOPS group but all members are welcome.

New Member Orientation 
Thursday, November 21                     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.

 Meet Up: Sizzle
Thursday, November 21            4:00 - 6:00 pm
Meet up for happy hour at Sizzle - 11445 Pulaski Hwy. Hangout with your friends and enjoy happy hour specials.

 Fresh Conversations: Sinfully Sweet
Friday, November 22            10:00 - 12:00 pm
Do you know the difference between natural sugar and added sugar? Did you know that recent research found that added sugars contribute to heart disease, fatty liver and diabetes? Come learn all about sugars and take home an informative newsletter.

Adventure Club: Snowman Wood Painting
Saturday, November 23     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paint your own Wood Snowman with other members at Perry Hall Crafts and Collectibles at Eastpoint Mall. This is located in the mall on the Eastern Ave. side, entrance #5 between Gabe’s and Porter Dental. $25 in advance at the front desk at Seven Oaks. All materials and light refreshments included .

 SPCA: If Your Pet Outlives You
Monday, November 25                        1:00 pm
This training will lead you through a series of questions to consider, for example: Who might serve as a temporary emergency caregiver? Do they have access to my home, feeding and care instructions, and contact info for my vet? Who might serve as a permanent caregiver or what other resources are available? It will explore ways to formalize plans using tools such as wills or trusts. They are not offering legal advice but will encourage you to consult with you own lawyers. 

 ​​Perry Hall Library Series
Tuesday, November 26                     10:00 am
Join library staff at Seven Oaks for a book discussion. What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Currently this is a popular title because it is the One Maryland One Book this year. One Maryland One Book is an  annual event where people all across the state read and discuss a particular title. Pick up the book asap and read it before the discussion.

Movie: A Dog’s Purpose
Tuesday, November 26                      12:45 pm
A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Rated PG. 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 11/22. **Movie is on Tuesday this month**

Center Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28

Letters to the Queen - Rescheduled
Friday, November 29                 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Gail Fiedler will share her royal mail with us. She has been pen-pals with Queen Elizabeth since 2011. Bring your favorite hat and tea cup and
enjoy a unique look into the Royal family.

TALMAR - DIY Door Swag   
Monday, December 2           1:00 pm
Make a holiday door swag for $10 in advance. Sign up and pay by 11/27.
Hope for the Holidays After Grieving
Tuesday. December 3                        10:00 am
Join Gilchrist for their last part to this series on grief. All are welcome, it’s not necessary to have come to the other programs.

Fresh Conversations
Thursday, December 5             12:30 - 2:30 pm
This is the last program in this series. Come and learn about Heart Health Fat Facts. Have you  ever wondered why some fats are good and some fats are bad?  Discuss the effects fats have on your heart and health. Receive a newsletter with the latest scientific info plus recipes and games.

Dealing with Dementia Workshop - Saturday, December 7
 Are you a family caregiver? Do you need help understanding dementia, managing problem behaviors, handling stress and finding time for you? This workshop sponsored by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and the Baltimore County Department of Aging will help empower you to effectively use the Dealing with Dementia Guidebook, discover answers when you need them, using the Guide, increasing self care and be bolder in your caregiving. The workshop is Saturday, December 7 from 9 - 1 pm. The workshop and 300– page Guidebook are free. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required by calling 410-887-4724 or emailing caregivers@baltimorecountymd.gov. Limited to 20 participants.

Trim the Tree & The Center

Join us on Monday, December 9 at 1 pm and help Nancy and her elves decorate the tree and the center for the holidays. Wear your favorite
holiday sweater and participate in a sweater contest! Drinks and snacks will be served.

 Join us on Friday, December 13 anytime between 12 - 3 pm for a Day of Chance. Bring some cash to try your luck and come and go as you please. Peggy and Connie are putting together an afternoon of fun and it’s sure to be a hit! There will be lay downs, a money wheel, a wine/sangria wheel, silent auction, Chinese auction, bingo and big bubba instant pull-offs, as well as personalized ornaments for purchase. There will be limited seating. This event will be more of a day of games, fun and mingling as opposed to a sit down lunch. Lite fare/ Hors d'oeuvre will served. There will be a bloody Mary bar, sangria, wine and sodas. You can play games, walk around and mingle, dance, if you’d like and have something to eat and drink. Joey C will play 50s and 60s music. The cost will be $5 in advance but bring plenty of singles with you! Tickets go on sale in November 4 and will be sold up until the day before or until it sells out.

Holiday Party
Join us on Tuesday, December 17 at 12:45 pm for our annual holiday party. Anne will be chairing the event again this year and it will be held here at the center! We will serve sandwiches, sides, beer, wine, sodas and desserts. The Reputations will return for our an afternoon of music and dancing. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 18. The cost is $12. This is sure to be a fun afternoon.

Holiday Giving Drive
 This year we will continue to support our local food pantry and seniors in our community by collecting gently used or new clothing and coats, as well as, non-perishable food items. We will also have a Giving Tree. Our   local elementary schools are going to identify families who can’t afford to
provide gifts for their children at the holidays. We will set up a Giving Tree in our lobby in late November! You can take a gift tag with the child’s info (age, gift ideas, clothing size, etc), purchase the gifts, wrap them and return them here with the gift tag identifier attached. Then the gifts will be given to families in need to make their holidays a little brighter. Thank you for your generosity!


Ongoing Monthly Events & Workshops

Tablet/Smart Phone Help - Monday, November 4 & 25. Sign up for an appt with David Yoon.

BINGO - Tuesday, November 5 & 19 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.

Blood Pressure - Fri, November 8 at 9:15 am Karen Kansler, RN takes your blood pressure.

Card Making Workshop - Friday, November 8 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 - (now meeting twice a month) Wednesday, November 13 at 11:45 am & Wednesday, November 27 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.

Seated Massages with Doug - Thursday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 26- Doug     Wittich, Licensed Massage Therapist is offering 10 min. chair massages in the Fitness Center 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.

Computer Troubleshooting - Monday, November 18 at 10:00 am Let Alvin Miller help you with your device. Bring your device & passwords. Sign up in advance.