Celebrate Independence

July Fourth is Independence Day for the United States of America. What a great time to celebrate a sense of hope and patriotism in the citizens of this nation. Independence is worth celebrating, whether it’s our nation’s independence or our own individual independence. What are you doing to foster a sense of hope, independence, and well being in your own life? Join us at the Urbana Senior Center for a wide-variety of activities that will help you celebrate your independence and foster a sense of hope for your well-being.

Tuesday Evening Meal
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Each Tuesday we gather together for an evening meal.

Making Ice Cream
July 2, 6:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the Fourth by helping us make (and eat) homemade ice cream! Learn whether ice cream is a “good” food or a “bad” food. Cost is $2 per person.

Good Food on a Tight Budget
July 16, 10 a.m.

This event includes a cooking demonstration, a food tasting, recipe cards, give aways and SNAP Applications. Topics discussed will be meal planning as well as shopping tips.

Mobile Information and Assistance (I&A)
July 16, 10 a.m.

A team from Maryland Food Bank, Energy Assistance and the Department of Aging will visit the center to provide information, answer questions and complete applications for SNAP (food stamps), Energy Assistance, and Medicare Subsidies.

Omelet Bar/Ask Nurse Steve
July 17, Noon

Omelets created to order! Choose from a variety of ingredients to make lunch your way. Nurse Steve’s talk will be “Are vitamins, minerals, and supplements necessary? How can I be sure they’re safe?”

Caring for the Caregiver
July 23, 1 p.m.

Do you care for a loved one with dementia or other cognitive impairment? Often we put ourselves on the back burner, either thinking that we’ll get to our needs eventually or convincing ourselves that a little “me” time is selfish. This workshop will give you practical strategies to nurture and prioritize yourself. Psychotherapists Pam McDonald and Kristi Hallman will conduct this workshop.

Gazing Ball Craft
July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Need some new yard art? Gazing balls are a great way to add color and shine to your yard. Bring your imagination to make a one-of-a-kind gazing ball. Cost is $10 per gazing ball.


Free WiFi and computers, with high-speed Internet access, are available for use any time the center is open.

Each month we publish a complete schedule of our programs. Copies of the monthly calendar are available at the Urbana Senior Center, located at 9020 Amelung Street (bottom floor of the library building) or on our website at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging or via phone 301.600.7020.


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