senior living: 55+ Active Senior Community in Maryland, Events & Activities - 02/18/13 03:47 PM
55+ Active Senior Community in Maryland, Events & Activities
Here are just some of the many groups and events that are happening in Leisure World of Maryland, a 55+ Active Senior Community in Maryland conveniently located in Montgomery County.

Clubhouse I with transportation within community
 
Here is just a small sample of all the fun you'll have when you live here!
Wealth Management & Estate Planning Clinic Knitting Corner Short Story Group Jewish Friendship Group Compassion and Choices LW Interfaith Committee for the Homeless and Working Poor LW Quilting Group Calling All Church Women New Al-Anon Meeting Rossmoor Model Railroad Club LW Diebetes Support … (0 comments)

senior living: One-on-One Help for Seniors age 55+ to Learn Internet Basics in Montgomery County, Maryland - 12/15/10 08:23 AM
One-on-One Help for Seniors age 55+ to Learn Internet Basics in Montgomery County, Maryland

Generations Online offers free one-on-one help for seniors age 55 or older to learn Internet basics. 
The step-by-step tutorial sponsored by the Jewish Concil for the Aging in Montgomery County, MD is designed for those who have never used email or the Internet and is held at locations in Silver Sprnig, Wheaton and Rockville, MD in Montgomery County. 
Enroll at any time by calling Marie Romejko at 240-395-0915.
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senior living: Planning for Power Outages This Winter is Especially Important for Seniors and Individuals Who Use Life-Support Equipment - 12/14/10 09:44 PM
Planning for Power Outages This Winter is Especially Important for Seniors and Individuals Who Use Life-Support Equipment

Everyone should plan for emergencies during the winter months. Each individual must take responsibility and have a contingency plan ready for potentially long-lasting service interruptions in power.
Here are some steps you can take during the winter:
Make arrangements ahead of time.  Identify a relative, friend or neighbor who you can stay with if you lose power. Make a "Storm kit." Include battery-operated radio or television, flashlight, first aid kit, battery- powered clock, extra batteries, insulated cooler, emergency phone numbers. Keep 5-7 day supply … (1 comments)

senior living: Encore Announces Fall 2010 Schedule for Senior Adults 55+ in Maryland/DC/Virginia - 08/19/10 08:11 AM
Encore Announces Fall 2010 Schedule for Senior Adults 55+ in Maryland/DC/Virginia
Encore will be teaming with the Washington Conservatory to bring our tenth chorale to the MD/DC/VA area beginning in September.  
Encore Creativity for Older Adults now has thirteen chorales for senior adults, 55 years of age and older, in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington, DC. Our complete list of Chorale locations and rehearsal times is below.  Encore's Dance/Movement program, at Ballet NOVA resumes under the direction of Jane Franklin beginning Wednesday, September 15th . Registration is now open. 
Chorale Locations

Photo: Courtesy of EncoreCreativity
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senior living: Sing-In Event For Seniors 55+ - 08/19/10 08:04 AM
Sing-In Event For Seniors 55+ 
Suffering from the summer doldrums? Come sing with Encore!  

Photo: Courtesy of EncoreCreativity
Encore will present four FREE "sing-in" rehearsals in the month of August.  The rehearsals will be conducted by Encore Director Jeanne Kelly at two convenient Northern Virginia locations. Join her and a lively and fun group of older adults at any or all of these sessions.
Tuesdays August 10 & 17 11:00am-12:30pm Woodlands Retirement Community 4320 Forest Drive Fairfax, VA Refreshments will be served
Thursdays August 12 & 19  2:00-3:30pm Glen Echo Park South Arcade Building (next to Adventure Theater) 7300 … (0 comments)

senior living: Leisure World of Maryland Outdoor Pool Opens for Summer 2010 - 05/06/10 09:27 AM
Leisure World of Maryland Outdoor Pool Opens for Summer 2010

Weather permitting, the outdoor swimming pool in Leisure World of Maryland will open Saturday, May 29 and will be open through Labor Day, Sept. 7. Pool hours will be 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, seven days a week. Children's hours (ages 4 - 15) are 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ONLY.  An adult in swimwear must accompany all children.
NEW THIS YEAR!Residents may use the outdoor pool FREE of Charge!Resident ID cards will be required for Free admittance. All guests must have passes and be signed in by a resident. … (0 comments)

senior living: Moving Tips for Seniors who are moving to a retirement community or down-sizing - 02/24/10 06:32 PM
Moving Tips for Seniors who are moving to a retirement community or down-sizing
 
 
Whether you are moving to a retirement community or down-sizing to a space that is more appropriate for your new lifestyle, moving can be stressful and emotionally draining.
 
The following suggestions can help you execute a smooth move: 
 Begin by taking an inventory
As soon as you decided to move (even before you put your house on the market), begin taking inventory of everything in your home. Start with the most remote corner of the basement and work your way through the entire house until … (4 comments)

senior living: AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM - Helping Your Parents Stay Mobile - 02/24/10 05:55 PM
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM - Helping Your Parents Stay Mobile

 
You can help your parents and loved ones continue to drive safely, assess their own driving abilities, and find other means of transportation if driving is no longer an option.
 
 
Here are some steps to take to ensure a loved one stays safe on the road:
Assess the person's driving abilities. Recent accidents or traffic tickets could signal a problem. Try to drive with your loved one, or ask someone else to observe. This will give you information so that you can be specific when you discuss … (0 comments)

senior living: How to Get Senior discounts on travel, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and more - 02/15/10 08:19 PM
How to Get Senior discounts on travel, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and more
  
Senior Citizens deserve discounts and many places offer them, but many times you have to ask for them. Here are some discounts you need to know about so you can take advantage of them.
Step 1
Call the airlines or go online to find out about discounted tickets for seniors. Bus and rail carriers also offer discounts.
Step 2
Enjoy the arts on the cheap. Most movie theaters, museums and cultural events offer discounts for seniors.
Step 3
Check if department stores or other retailers have special … (3 comments)

senior living: Safety Tip for Seniors - Protect Yourself From Falls - 02/06/10 01:55 PM
Safety Tip for Seniors - Protect Yourself From Falls
Let's face it - Life is too precious for any of us to take our safety for granted. We must think actively about eliminating or reducing safety risks. We must plan our response to events we hope willnever take place.

Protecting Yourself From Falls
Falls are the #1 risk to safety experienced by seniors. More than one-third of all seniors fall each year. Approximately 10% of these falls results in an injury that requires medical attention.
Contact Montgomery County Fire & Rescue at 240-777-2430 to request a FREE FALLS PREVENTION CHECKLIST.  … (1 comments)

senior living: Winter Driving Safety Tips for Seniors - 12/11/09 03:50 PM
Winter Driving Safety Tips for Seniors
Driving in Snow and Ice

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.
Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared, and that you know how to handle road conditions.
It's helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you're familiar with how your car … (4 comments)

senior living: Top 10 Home Improvements Made by Seniors - 12/10/09 07:27 PM
Top 10 Home Improvement Made by Seniors
According to an AARP survey (May, 2000), the overwhelming majority of mid-life and older Americans want to remain living independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. The new survey found that seven in ten of those who are able to make changes to their homes have made at least one modification to make it easier for them to get around. Two thirds of those who made home modifications believe those improvements will allow them to live in their homes longer than they would have been able otherwise, most for … (1 comments)

senior living: Tips for Senior Homeowners - Before You Hire a Home Improvement Contractor - 12/10/09 07:01 PM
Tips for Senior Homeowners
10 Things to Do Before You Hire a Home Improvement Contractor
  
1. Identify the full home improvement project.
2. Shop around.
3. Know what permits are needed.
4. Get references and check them at the Better Business Bureau
5. Get proof of insurance.
6. Check licenses.
7. Never pay the full price up front.
8. Get everything in writing.
9. Know where your payments are going.
10. Never do business with a contractor who is unwilling to abide by any of these conditions.
 
 
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senior living: Senior Services in Montgomery County, Maryland - 12/01/09 04:45 PM
 Senior Services in Montgomery County, Maryland
 http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sentmpl.asp?url=/content/PIO/senior/index.asp

Looking for services for seniors in Montgomery County, MD? This website is designed to provide information on County services in one easy-to-find place. The Montgomery County Senior Site will provide information on a variety of topics.
Check out this comprehensive senior resource website for Montgomery County, MD Seniors including:
Consumer Issues Employement Volunteering Health Recreation Libraries Safety Housing Social Support Taxes and Finance Transportation For telephone assistance and information, call the Senior Resource Line at 240-777-3000.
 
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senior living: Senior Safety Tips To Prevent Becoming a Victim of Crime - 11/30/09 08:50 PM
Senior Safety Tips To Prevent Becoming a Victim of Crime

During the holiday season, seniors must never forget that they are prime targets for con artists and thieves. Remember these safety tips and protect yourself from becoming a victim of a crime.
 
1) When you go shopping, go with a friend or relative: there is safety in numbers.
2) Do not trust holding your handbag in your hand. Put the handbag strap around your body so the bag is in front of you.
3) If you use a credit or debit card to pay for your purchases, only carry … (3 comments)

senior living: Leisure World of Maryland Shuttle Bus Transportation - 11/24/09 08:18 PM
Leisure World of Maryland Shuttle Bus Transportation

Among the many amenities that you will enjoy as a resident of Leisure World of Maryland is the Shuttle Bus Transportation service.  The Leisure World shuttle bus travels throughout the community including stops at both clubhouses, the Medical Center, Leisure World Plaza shopping center.  The shuttle bus schedule within the community run approximately every 40 minutes.
In addition, there are runs two times per week to several stops in Olney and Aspen Hill, MD.
Contact Barbara Michaluk, Realtor and Licensed Leisure World Specialist for more information about this wonderful 55+ Active Senior community located in Montgomery County, … (1 comments)

senior living: Senior File of Life Program in Montgomery County, Maryland - 11/05/09 08:04 PM
Senior Information about the File of Life Program in Montgomery County Maryland
File of Life Program for Seniors to be used for medical emergencies.

The File of Life Program of Montgomery County, Maryland is a system designed to furnish important information about your medical history to be used in the event that you become injured or suffer from a medical condition that temporarily renders you unconscious or unable to share your pertinent information with paramedics.  Medics need important information about you to be able to quickly diagnose your condition and provide emergency care effectively.
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue … (0 comments)

senior living: Free Cell Phone Program for Senior Emergencies from Montgomery County Maryland Police Department - 11/04/09 08:48 PM
Free Cell Phone Program for Senior Emergencies are being offered by Montgomery County Maryland Police Department.

 
Montgomery County Police Department offers cell phones to senior citizens free of charge.  The cell phone will allow the caller to call 911 ONLY but are very helpful for a situation where it is appropriate to call for an emergency. 
 
 
 
Seniors in need of a cell phone for emergencies can call 301-652-9200 for more information
or to make an appointment to receive a free phone.
 
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senior living: How to Prevent Identity Theft - 10/31/09 07:30 AM
How to Prevent Identity Theft
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America today. Being a victim can have a huge impact on you now and potentially well into the future.
 One of the frightening aspects of identity fraud is that it's most often perpetrated by a faceless enemy, and the struggle is fought on many different fronts: online, over the phone and even in the dumpster. However, if you can remember some simple advice and employ some easy tactics, you can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a victim.
Here are some pertinent information about how theives … (7 comments)

senior living: Open House Sun., Nov. 1, 2 Bedroom Condo at 9711 Winery Ct. Gaithersburg, MD - 10/29/09 04:37 PM
Open House Sun., Nov. 1, 2 Bedroom Condo at 9711 Winery Ct., Gaithersburg, Maryland
Don't miss this 4 Year Young 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Condo perfect for anyone 62+ years (or disabled).

 Meadow Ridge is a small enclave of 4 Year old one level Condos that are available for sale to seniors with one occupant at least 62 years or older or a disabled individual.  This community includes use of the community room / party room.
 
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