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By KERI LIPPERINI

Special to the Recorder

The Office on Aging has been approved to be a Maryland Access Point (MAP). The MAP program provides options counseling as well as information and assistance to disabled individuals aged 18 and older. There will be a full-time MAP coordinator beginning Feb. 4 at the Calvert Pines Senior Center. A staff member of the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living is currently available every Wednesday at Calvert Pines Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to assist disabled persons who are 18 to 49 years old. For more information about the MAP program, contact Tunya Taylor at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Attend a Living Well workshop

If you have an ongoing health problem, learn how to live better by managing pain, fatigue, depression and other symptoms. Living Well is a six-week program that teaches self-management tools. It has proven to decrease fatigue and pain while increasing energy by teaching ways to cope with the symptoms and frustrations of living with an ongoing medical condition. Small steps today can help. Classes will be Tuesdays, Jan. 29 through March 5, at 11 a.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center. There is a $25 refundable fee for materials. Call 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170 for more information.

News from Calvert Pines Senior Center

Enjoy Mama Linda’s world famous Maryland crab soup, along with a crab cake, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Fee is $10. Attendees must preregister.

Looking for a way to get moving? Sign up for the Co-Ed Fitness Class at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class combines a medium intensity aerobic workout with resistance bands. The session begins Jan. 8. Fee is $40 for 16 classes, $22.40 for eight class or $5 for walk-ins.

News from North Beach Senior Center

The Texas Hold ‘Em group is hosting a pie social at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Stop by the center and enjoy a delicious slice of pie.

Join the fun of a Wii Bowl-A-Thon at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Play against other seniors. It’s all about the fun, not the competition.

News from Southern Pines Senior Center

Do some brain warm-ups at Mental Gymnastics, Wednesday, Jan. 9 and 23, at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a variety of fun puzzles designed to help keep thinking, reasoning skills and creativity top notch.

Learn how to make a beautiful machine-sewn fabric clutch or make-up bag at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. All materials are provided. Class is limited to six people; preregistration is required.