Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Montgomery Senior Happenings

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The following three events are held in the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Call 240-314-8800 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov⁄seniorcenter.

Thursday, July 26: Book club meets 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., taking suggestions for reading material. Admission is free for members and residents; $2 for nonresidents.

Tuesday, July 31: Maintaining and Growing Wealth meets 10 a.m. to noon. Free.

Rockville’s Most Notable Women panel discusses individuals from the pre-Civil War era until today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The following three events are held in the Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Call 301-777-4999 or visit www.holidaypark.us.

Wednesday, July 25: Milton Weidler lectures on 1939, ‘‘The Year the World Was Altered,” at 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 26: Gerald Schneider, Ph.D. presents a reading and discussion on psychiatry and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz at 1:15 p.m.

Friday, July 27: Dance Club Friday features music by The John Brown Band with singer Dolly Bennof from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Admission is $4, $3 with HPSI card.

Monday, July 30 –Friday, Aug. 3: Holiday Park Center closed for summer maintenance.

Upcoming

The Jewish Council for the Aging hosts a series of six-week computer classes for seniors starting in September at Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, and Bethesda Vital Living Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. For times and registration, contact Teresa Simmons, 240-395-0916 or e-mail tsimmons@jcagw.org.

Ongoing

To attend an Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter Caregiver Support Group meeting in Montgomery County, call Marie for locations and times: 301-434-1123.

Mondays

AARP Widowed Persons support group meets at 11 a.m. at Bedford Court, 3701 International Drive, Aspen Hill. Call 240-777-4999.

Temple Emanuel hosts a senior adult exercise class from 10 to 11 a.m. at 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Call Herb Snyder, 301-649-1606, to enroll. The fee is $35 for 10 classes.

Wednesdays

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a bilingual Senior Nutrition Program hotline. Seniors and caregivers can get answers to diet and nutrition questions from a registered dietician from 9 to 11 a.m. by calling 240-777-1100.

Thursdays

AARP Widowed Persons Service holds free weekly support groups for persons widowed less than two years. From 2 to 4 p.m. in the Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Call 301-949-7398 to register.

An AARP Widowed Persons support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring. Call 240-777-4999.

Fridays

The AARP Widowed Persons Service holds free weekly support groups for persons widowed less than two years from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-949-7398 to register.

Saturdays throughSept. 1

The Kentlands Community Foundation sponsors a 12-week walking training program for seniors 60 and over, meeting Saturdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and starting at Elite Performance Physical Therapy, 60 Market St., Gaithersburg. Enrollment limited and requires doctor’s note and $10 fee. Register online at www.kentlands.org or call 301-926-6636.

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