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Contact the Loffler Senior Activity Center at 301-737-5670, ext. 1658; the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. 1050; the Northern Senior Activity Center at 301-475-4002, ext. 1001; and the Ridge nutrition site at 301-475-4200, ext. 1050. For the most up-to-date information, see

Welcome-to-Medicare seminar scheduled

Do you have questions about Medicare Part A, B, C or D? If so, join us at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. for a welcome-to-Medicare seminar. This seminar is designed for people new to Medicare or about to become eligible. To register, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050.

Sheriff to meet with seniors

On Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron (R) will visit with area seniors at the Northern Senior Activity Center. The event is designed to allow attendees to hear about activities in the area and learn how the sheriff’s office is making safety a priority for the community. The session begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by lunch served at noon. To register for the event, call 301-475-4002, ext. 1001, by noon on Nov. 28. The lunch menu includes chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, green bean amandine and blueberry pie. Cost for lunch is $5.50 for those younger than 60 and by donation for those 60 and older.

Senior Matters group to meet

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10:45 a.m., the Senior Matters discussion group will meet at the Northern Senior Activity Center. This group meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:45 a.m. Structured like a small study or focus group, participants explore issues and concerns related to aging in a small group setting. On Nov. 20, Elizabeth Holdsworth will facilitate a discussion about seniors and nutrition. For more information, call the center at 301-475-4002, ext. 1001.

Handcrafted items offered at Loffler holiday bazaar

The arts and crafts programs at Loffler Senior Activity Center will be offering beautiful, handmade treasures at reasonable prices at the center’s holiday bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This one-day event is open to the public. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done. Proceeds from the sale will go to the arts and crafts council, which supports programs at Loffler Senior Activity Center.

For more information, call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.

Introduction to Facebook scheduled

An Introduction to Facebook class will be offered at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Mondays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to set up their own Facebook account and how to use Facebook to find friends and connect and share with the people in your life. This class is designed for the person new to Facebook who has basic computer experience.

Participants are asked to bring a photo of themselves saved in digital format. Cost is $10. Space is limited, so participants are asked to register early with the Garvey Senior Activity Center receptionist. Payment is due at the time of reservation. For more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1062.

Garvey to host Scratch-Happy Bingo event

Play bingo and win Maryland Lottery scratch-off tickets at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost to play is $1 per bingo card for up to three cards. Make reservations for this special bingo by calling 301-475-4200, ext. 1050.

Loffler to offer new arts and crafts class

Form-a-Line is a method of card embroidery that makes stunning greeting cards and gifts. A design is punctured onto card stock then embellished with embroidery floss. Each week a new design will be featured. For the first class, bring $4 to cover supply costs and a small pair of scissors for snipping thread. This class meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Loffler Senior Activity Center. For more information, call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.