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September 2018

MLAW conference (AAUW)

Event Date:  November 17, 2018 (All day) AAUW Anne Arundel County Branch and AAUW Maryland both belong to the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW), which is a coalition of organizations that support legislation to improve the lives of women, girls, and families. The fall MLAW conference will be at Notre Dame of MD. Advocacy groups sponsoring legislation in the MD General Assembly will present during the morning session and in the afternoon there will be advocacy training. Location Notre Dame of Maryland 4701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Annual Watercolor Exhibition at Historic Linthicum Walks

Event Date:  October 6, 2018 - 11:00am - October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm The Annapolis Watercolor Club in conjunction with Historic Linthicum Walks will hold its annual art exhibition at the home two weekends in October October 6-7 and October 13-14, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Sundays 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is the 17th year the club has held this show. The home is on beautiful grounds in Crofton. Members of the club will be doing plein air painting during the show times on the grounds. A reception will be held October 14 from 2 PM to 4 PM. For more information contact Katie Dentler at 410-562-3161 or 410-757-7901. Location Historic Linthicum Walks 2295 Davidsonville Rd. Gambrills, MD 21054 Adjacent to Crofton Middle School United States See map: Google Maps
Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel      Opening in the spring of 2019, Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel offers brand-new one- and two-bedroom and studio senior living apartments with special services for people needing care support, memory care and medication management.       On Friday, Oct. 4 (4-6pm) Get an early look at the Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel Welcome Center grand opening, with food, drinks, music and hard-hat tours of the community.
Mobility for when life slows you down 
       Aging, accidents and illness can make moving difficult. Perhaps you have slowed down to a point that going to the park, to the mall, or to see the grandkids play ball is now difficult and not as enjoyable.       Confinement need not be your fate. Technology has evolved some remarkable devices to aid in recovering some of the mobility and independence you may have been deprived of.
Who do you rely on?
       It starts with the grass becoming the height of wheat … a fall … … failing eyesight … difficulty driving.          Non-medical concierge-care fills a niche need for a particular group of people at a special transitional time in their lives. A health-care concierge provides all the little assists that mean people can stay in their homes for much longer and far more comfortably and safely than they thought possible.

Sometimes, you can’t

      For reasons of age, health, dementia or discharge from a hospital or rehab center, people may need some extra help to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Sometimes, you can’t

      For reasons of age, health, dementia or discharge from a hospital or rehab center, people may need some extra help to live safely and independently in their own homes.
A hard course to navigate
      Meeting a frail older adult parent’s needs can become overwhelming. The difficulty is greater when you live too far away to keep an eye on changes in health and needs advancing beyond your parent’s ability to keep up. What’s more, community resources are often limited, fragmented or uncoordinated. 

The hardest part is getting started

      Have you thought about how you are going to have that difficult talk with your aging parents?      The talk reminded me of talking to teen-aged children about sex, drugs and bad friends. So I delayed having that talk with my 80-year-old father.        Dad was living by himself after the loss of his wife, my mother. The family assumed that he was doing well. For the most part, he did well caring for himself. Then the day came.

How do you manage?

     How do you get the family house ready for sale? Yes, it needs work. Who has time to handle all the details?       We’re professionals — experienced real estate market consultants and property renovators — and even we struggled when faced with the family transition dynamic firsthand.