Department of Aging & Human Services Presents Second Annual Keys to Senior Independence Workshop Series

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – What are your plans for retirement? Do you know how to access Medicare, Medicaid, or other programs and services? Are you seeking volunteer opportunities within the St. Mary’s County Community? Find all that and more with the Department of Aging & Human Services!

This free community workshop series is hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services and the College of Southern Maryland on Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus in Building C – Room 304.

Topics will include:

Introduction to the Department of Aging & Human Services (Tuesday, April 9)

The Department of Aging & Human Services provides a wide variety of programs and services to the county’s senior residents, as well as other segments of the population in need. Join Community Programs & Outreach Manager Sarah Miller, to learn about home and community-based services, social and recreational programs, community outreach, volunteer opportunities, supportive services to families and children, Christmas Caring, Teen Court and much more.

Music and Memory (Tuesday, April 16)

Spend an evening with Program Specialist Kathy Creswell from the Department of Aging & Human Services’ Garvey Senior Activity Center, learning about the effect of music on memory, health, and wellbeing. Participate in an interactive demonstration of Drums Alive, using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience.

Mobility & Independence (Tuesday, April 23)

Join College of Southern Maryland and Department of Aging & Human Services staff to learn about mobility aids and how they can be utilized successfully. Also learn how physical fitness classes offered at the Department of Aging & Human Services’ Senior Activity Centers can assist in promoting improved mobility.

Scams, Frauds, and Elder Abuse Prevention (Tuesday, April 30)

Corporal Kristi Nelson and Sargent Shawn L. Moses will teach community members about scams that are directed toward the aging population and how to detect, avoid, and report them. Also learn how the Department of Aging & Human Services may provide additional advocacy in the community and in long-term care.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Community Programs & Outreach Manager Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com. Registration is required, space is limited.

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