The Seniors Interfaith Resource Center (SIRC) presented an award to Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in recognition of 47 students who volunteered with SIRC since 1998. Students help seniors with grocery shopping and provide companionship. SIRC is a coalition of 16 congregations that help elderly county residents at no cost. The Department of Aging and Disability Services, Montgomery County government, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other public and private donors contribute to the organization. Residents who wish to volunteer with SIRC may call 301-962-0820 or email SIRCofc@aol.com.
Potomac Seniors gather at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, during the week for a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Seniors may also use the community center’s weight and exercise room for free by registering for a senior pass. Transportation assistance is available.
For more information about senior programs, or to obtain a copy of the newsletter of calendar events, visit http://www.co.mo.md.us/rec/Seniors/ptmsr.html, or call 301-983- 4471.
10:15-11:15 a.m., Tai Chi Chaun with C. L. Young. Enhance muscle tone, improve balance and flexibility, free.
10-10:30 a.m., coffee and camaraderie;
10:30-11 a.m., chair exercises, follow along with a video;
10:30-11 a.m., blood pressure screening, the second Tuesday of every month, sponsored by Suburban Hospital;
11 a.m.-noon, a variety of activities each month;
11-11:30 a.m., Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program, the third Tuesday of the month;
Noon-12:30 p.m., lunch, bring a bag lunch and socialize with other seniors;
12:30-2 p.m., various programs, check the calendar.
10-11:15 a.m., Tai Chi Chaun with C. L. Young, free.
10:15-11:15 a.m., Tai Chi Chaun with C. L. Young, free.
v Tuesday, June 4
11 a.m.-noon – Let the Good Times Roll: June Starke plays the keyboard and sings everything from oldies to songs in Spanish.
v Tuesday, June 11
12:30-2 p.m. – Root Beer Floats: Create and make a root beer float, sit back, relax and enjoy.
12:30-2 p.m. – Sing Along: The Friends’ Band sings a mix of music, folk, oldies, rock and roll.
v Tuesday, June 18
11 a.m.-noon: Potluck: Share a meal with friends.
12:30-2 p.m. – Impressionistic Watercolor Note Cards: Make thank you notes as gifts for family and friends.
v Friday, June 21
9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. – Mini-Trip to the Anderson House, Washington, D.C. Cost is $3 for transportation and seniors purchase their own lunch at a location to be announced.
v Tuesday, June 25
11 a.m.-noon – Shirley Temple Movie-A-Thon: “Curly Top.”
12:30-2 p.m. – More Movies: Shirley Temple stars in “Little Miss Broadway."
Popcorn and drinks provided.
AARP Widowed Persons Service offers support groups for those widowed less than two years Monday- Friday and Wednesday nights. Education meetings, travel and other activities are available to all widowed persons regardless of time. For further information, call 301-949- 7398.
Bethesda Senior Source, 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, offers programs and activities for seniors 55-plus. Please register in advance to secure space:
v Monthly computer classes are held offering a variety of topics in the computer lab. For a schedule and registration, call 301-951-1990.
v Life Legacy Workshop is a three-part series that will take place on consecutive Mondays, from June 3-17, from 10- 11:30 a.m. This series will teach seniors to assemble a Life Legacy Box with significant objects and photos from their life. Cost is $25.
v Pelvic Floor Dysfunction on Monday, June 3, from 2-3:30 p.m. will teach seniors about pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, vaginal and uterine prolapse, and dysparenunia. Free.
v Salads for a Summer Palate will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In this program, learn new ways to mix delicious salads from vegetables, fruits, nuts, and greens that are perfect for summer. Cost is $8.
v Acupressure is a hands-on therapy approach that can reduce muscle pain and headaches, on Thursday, June 6 from 1-2:30 p.m. Learn some of these techniques to improve overall health. Free.