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Posted on: February 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Lots of Activities and Classes for Seniors in QAC this Spring

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Lots of Activities and Classes for Seniors in QAC this Spring

CENTREVILLE – Grasonville Senior Center and Chesapeake College Continuing Education and Workforce Training Program announce Spring classes which run March through June 2016. There will be several classes offered at Grasonville Senior Center which emphasize Healthy Living for Older Adults and Craft Design and Production.

Healthy Living for Older Adult classes includes the following topics:
Enhanced Fitness- Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.
Line Dancing- Mondays 1:30 p.m.

Arthritis Exercise- Tuesdays and Fridays 10 a.m.
Tai Chi- Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.
Ballroom Dance- Tuesdays 12:30 p.m.
Partners Country Line Dance- Wednesdays 1 p.m.
Zumba- Thursdays 9:30 a.m.

Craft Design & Production classes includes the following topics:
Ceramics- Mondays 12:30 p.m.
Traditional Rug Hooking- Wednesdays 9 a.m.
Art of Photography- Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Oil Painting- Thursdays 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

New participants are always welcome and encouraged to try these fun classes. Membership to the senior center is free and open to adults aged 55+. Course Fee varies depending upon the class and age of student. Advance registration is required. Grasonville Senior Center is conveniently located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville. Call Ann Martin (410) 827-6010 or drop in to register today.

Ask the undertaker
10 things you need to know before you go

GRASONVILLE – 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Go is an educational seminar designed to eliminate confusion and provide sound advice associated with facing the loss of a loved one. Ryan Helfenbein of Lasting Tributes Funeral Care will discuss the top 10 things we need to know before we are faced with a loss in our family.

This presentation will address the following questions and more:
How much will Social Security pay towards the funeral?
What Veterans benefits are available?
How should I budget for funeral expenses?
Can Medicaid affect my current savings for funeral expenses?
What types of life insurance is often used for payment of funeral expenses?
Who is legally responsible to allow cremation?

This free presentation will take place at Grasonville Senior Center on March 10, 2016 at 10:30am.
Interested participants may call Ann Martin (410) 827-6010 to register in advance. Grasonville Senior Center is located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville.

Adult Swim classes for seniors in a warm water pool
STEVENSVILLE - Senior Centers in Queen Anne’s County have partnered with Fitness Rx, located at 155 Sallitt Drive, Stevensville to hold Adult Swim Classes in a warm water pool. Two classes will be offered during the month of March.
The first class is offered on Tuesdays March 1, 8, 15, & 22. Students will learn water exercises, swim lessons and water safety tips.
A second class is offered on Thursdays March 3, 10, 17, & 24. This session is an “open swim” time. Students will practice water exercises on their own or use the time for lap swimming if they choose.

The fee is $20 for four one-hour classes. Class times are 11 a.m. to Noon. Senior citizens, over the age of 55, can sign up for the class at either Kent Island Senior Center (410) 604-3801, located at 891 Love Point Road, Stevensville or Grasonville Senior Center (410) 827-6010, 4802 Main Street in Grasonville. Registration will not be accepted at Fitness Rx. Anyone with questions may contact Ann Martin at or 410-827-6010.

Living with Alzheimer’s
For Early Stage Caregivers

CENTREVILLE - The Alzheimer’s Association, in cooperation with the Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging, is conducting a three part workshop, Living with Alzheimer’s: The Early Stage to be held at the Grasonville Senior Center. All sessions will be take place on Tuesdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am. March 22, March 29, and April 5, 2016.

This program is designed to offer care partners and family members the information, tools and strategies to cope when getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

There is no cost for the workshops, but participants must register in advance by contacting Ann Martin at (410) 827-6010 or The Grasonville Senior Center is located at 4802 Main Street in Grasonville

Money talks
Free financial seminars for seniors

GRASONVILLE – Money Talks: Financial Seminars for Seniors is a series of workshops offered by William Caughey of Edward Jones, to be held at Grasonville Senior Center. Preparing Your Estate Plan will take place Tuesday March 8, 2016 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Preparing Your Estate Plan will provide a basic overview of estate planning to include: Account Registration, Beneficiary Designation, Will, Trust, Tax Information, Life Insurance and TOD. This Seminar is free and open to all.

Interested participants may call Ann Martin (410) 827-6010 to register in advance. Grasonville Senior Center is located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville.

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