March Notes

The month of March is that strange, in-between month — not really winter but not yet spring. It’s the month when we can’t depend on the weather so we aren’t sure how exactly to spend our days. Will it be a lion or a lamb type of day?

No matter what the weather, you are always welcome to spend some time at the Urbana Senior Center. Our days are filled with various activities, special programs, interesting conversations and lots of laughter.

Here are some highlights of our March programs:

Eat Healthy, Be Active

Tuesdays, March 5 – April 9, 4 – 5 p.m.

Do you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic disease, and live a healthier lifestyle? This program includes information, handouts, demonstrations, food samplings, and fitness. Steve Stoyke leads this six-week program.

Mobile Information and Assistance (I&A)

Wednesday, March 13, 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. This program is offered the second Wednesday of each month.

Food Safety

Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

Handling food safely helps to keep us all healthy. Learn proper ways to store, prepare, and cook different foods. This program is presented by Kitty Devilbiss.

Omelet Bar/Ask Nurse Steve

Wednesday, March 20, 12 p.m.

Omelets created to order! Choose from a variety of ingredients to make lunch your way. Steve Stoyke will talk about “Is frail really a diagnosis? What does that mean?”

Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, March 12 and 26, 1 p.m.

Stop in for a blood pressure check!

Exercise to Video

Mondays – Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Come exercise with us! These videos are made especially for seniors.

Stitching Post

Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Come to knit, crotchet or just talk. This is an informal group whose members help each other with projects, patterns, and learning new skills.

Drop-in Any Time

Drop-in anytime we are open to use our computers, play a game, have a cup of coffee or tea, read the newspaper, or chat with other seniors.

Computers/WiFi

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. Get a copy of the monthly calendar at the senior center at Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung Street (bottom floor of the library building), by phone at 301.600.7020, or on our website at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/doa.

Editor’s Note: Susan Hofstra is coordinator of the Urbana Senior Center, Frederick County Department of the Aging.

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