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Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Services from Maryland Relay make communication easier By Hannah Himes News-Post Staff

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service in Maryland is lending independence, confidence and connections to seniors and people of all ages who may have difficulty using the telephone. Maryland Relay is a free public service established in 1991 that allows people who are unable to use a standard telephone to both make and receive calls. These individuals can be Deaf, hard of hearing, Deafblind, late-deafened or have difficulty speaking. The service is of great value to many older adults, but Maryland Relay serves Marylanders of all ages who need it. “For those who can’t hear well, using the phone can be incredibly frustrating,” said Jenny Pearson, captioned telephone service outreach coordinator with Maryland Relay, which is under the umbrella of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. “That often means avoiding using the phone, being cut off from communicating with family and friends, and also taking care of important personal or business matters.” Calling options include Traditional Relay, which helps people who need the service use a text telephone; Captioned Telephone, which allows people who are hard of hearing to read captions of what the other person is saying on the phone; and Hearing Carry-Over (HCO), Speech-to-Speech (STS) and Visually Assisted STS for people who can hear, but have difficulty speaking. Voice Carry-Over is also available for people who have hearing loss but

Contact Jenny Pearson at jennifer. pearson@maryland.gov or 443-280-4535.

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Among the services Maryland Relay provides, Captioned Telephone allows those who are hard of hearing to read what the other person is saying.

would rather use their own voice to have conversations on the phone, as is Spanish Relay, which includes Spanish-to-Spanish and Spanish-to English translation for all calling options. Braille TTY is also available for the Deafblind. Maryland Relay can also provide assistive equipment to people who qualify through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program. To qualify, a person must be a Mary|

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land resident over age 3 who is receiving a benefit of some kind, including Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, and who is certified as having a disability that affects their ability to use the phone. “All of the services that we provide, including captioned telephone services, are provided at no cost,” Pearson said, but added people can purchase captioned telephones if they prefer to get their own.

As part of her job as outreach coordinator, Pearson travels around the state and visits places such as senior centers, retirement communities and nursing care providers to offer information about Maryland Relay’s services. “The feedback that we’ve gotten from seniors is great,” she said. “It definitely is something that can be life See Relay, 21


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Older Adults vs. Newer Technologies What holds some back and how they can learn to adapt

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he use of technology among older adults has increased year over year, sparked by the rise of smartphones. While statistics vary, numbers from AARP and Statistica estimate that more than three-quarters of those 50 or older own smartphones, with a growing number buying tablets, wearable tech and smart home devices. Yet, many struggle with the features on these devices and don’t fully understand the security concerns surrounding them. This is something that I’ve experienced firsthand with my mom, and that my computer services company in Frederick sees daily with many of our older residential clients. There’s a widespread belief that those in these older demographics dislike newer devices or are technologically illiterate, but that is simply not true. When it comes down to it, older adults learn how to use technologies that they find useful and may resist those they don’t. So let’s look at some things that might skew that view of usefulness. A Lack of Confidence

A challenge facing many older adults is that they are not confident in their ability to learn about and properly use some technologies.Terminology is a big reason for this. My mom knows Netflix, and she can navigate to and find channels on her Roku, but if I ask her which streaming services she uses, she’ll stare at me blankly. It’s not that she doesn’t understand how to use the technology—she just gets tripped up by the terminology. 6

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It used to be that she’d rather tell me that she doesn’t need it than admit that she doesn’t know what it is. By encouraging her to ask questions and by my taking the time to answer them, we got past that challenge. People don’t like to feel dumb, and not understanding terminology can make them feel that way. Asking questions is one of the best ways to learn. Afraid to Break It

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to learn new technology, though, is to jump in and use it. I started with simple games, getting her used to the mouse, and then showed her how to open an internet browser. Now she sends me recipes, memes and weather updates daily. And she has recently discovered zoo cameras. Security Concerns

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‘If the Rolling Stones Can Do It...’ Though some musicians have hit pause on live performances, they still find ways to play

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t was just over a year ago when local musician Tomy Wright last met with other musicians in person for a traditional folk song circle that met regularly at Dublin Roasters Coffee shop in Frederick. In fact, that performance—sitting among large bags of coffee beans from Central America and Africa—marked the group’s eighth anniversary of getting together. The year since that live music session has come to be defined by a pandemic that has disrupted the lives of musicians in a way few could have imagined, particularly those who performed as a band. “I played drums at church and sang sometimes [during] worship service,” Wright said. “Having all that come to a screeching halt was really pretty traumatic,” he said. “And it took me about six weeks to finally get back to even wanting to pick up my guitar.” At age 68, Wright, a government contractor, also had to step away from playing in his band, Willie and The Chaperones, which also features members Barry Bryan and Phil Badell, both of whom are also over 50, as well as the younger Willie Barry, who joined the group while still a teenager. While images of teenagers practicing in their parents’ garage may be a familiar trope when people think about what constitutes a band, there’s no shortage of musicians over 50 performing in bands who balance their music with their careers and family obligations. Wright said that if The Rolling Stones can perform into their golden years, so too can those performing in local bands. Craig Stang, 52, of Hagerstown, (and a generation

younger than the Stones) started the band Killers From Space in 1989. It features Stang and Paul Carson on guitar, Stephen Blickenstaff on the theramin, Hank Kehlbeck on drums and Mike Tranchitella on bass. Their sound is described as “the hard part of cauliflower in the garbage disposal,” on their Facebook 8

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Tomy Wright, who was in the band Willie and The Chaperones, was also part of a traditional folk sing circle that met at a coffee shop in Frederick. The group has not met since the beginning of the pandemic, but Wright is still playing guitar. features three members from Killers From Space— Stang, this time on drums, Carson and Blickenstaff— as well as Sean Rush on bass and Joe Marencik on guitar, was also largely sidelined due to the pandemic. Having all that come to a screeching The Atomic Mosquitos, Stang said, have benefited halt was really pretty traumatic. And from exclusively performing instrumental music. it took me about six weeks to finally “We kind of joke about the fact that we don’t have get back to even wanting to pick a singer with a whole lot of ego, wreaking havoc.” up my guitar.” And because the band performs instrumental surf –Tomy Wright music, featuring the use of a theramin, they occupy a genre that is less crowded than many other types of page. Stang said the band is essentially dormant until music. As a result, the band has had the opportunity to the return of warm weather due to the danger posed travel across the country, as well as abroad, to perform. by COVID-19. Aside from a show at the open-air ven- In 2019, for instance, Atomic Mosquitos traveled to ue Sky Stage in downtown Frederick last summer, the Italy to play on what Stang said was the group’s biggest group hasn’t been able perform live for an audience. adventure yet. “But this has always been a hobby for us,” Stang’s second band, Atomic Mosquitos, which he said. “No one has dreams of being rich and famous.”

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Killers from Space describes its sound as “the hard part of cauliflower in the garbage disposal.” Craig Stang, left, formed the band in 1989.

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All the money that the band makes from shows and CD sales is put toward plane tickets and hotel rooms so they can book additional trips and shows. Stang, who owned a bicycle shop for more than a decade, now builds and sells custom guitars. Like countless musicians, he’s anxious to get back to performing for live audiences once the threat of COVID-19 has abated. But he’s also looking forward to his retirement years, when he can dedicate more time to his music. “That’s one of the hard things about playing live shows...,” he said. “Having families and full-time jobs, it’s hard for the band to do other things.” Todd C. Walker, 70, performed extensive-

ly as a solo artist in New England when he was younger, but lost his ability to sing, which forced him to put away his guitar for years. But when he moved to Frederick in 1990, he pulled the guitar from under his bed, replaced the strings, tuned his long-shelved instrument and found his way into the local music scene. Walker now hosts a podcast on acoustic per-

formers and organizes shows for other bands, which actually afforded him the opportunity to take the stage numerous times last summer when an act had to cancel for various reasons. “So I actually played almost more from May through September than I normally would have,” he said. As someone who books bands for shows,Walker said he’s seen an increase in the number of bands with members over 50 being booked in what is now a greatly diminished live music scene. “And the reason for that is their kids have grown up [and] they now have [more] free time,”Walker said. “They don’t have to worry so much [about money, because] many of them are retired.” He added that while many musicians form bands in their late teens and early 20s, the ever-increasing demands of a person’s burgeoning career and that of building a family often lead to the collapse of most bands. “And so what’s been wonderful in live music for those of us over 50,” he said, “[is] if we play music that people want to hear ... venues will want to pay us to play that music.”

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One of two bands led by Craig Stang, Atomic Mosquitos, on pandemic hiatus, plays instrumental surf music, featuring a theramin. While Stang said the band is a hobby, and no one is expecting to get rich, they once traveled to play in Italy, and save their gig money for future trips.

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Q&A: What AreYour Retirement Plans? We asked several business leaders and owners what they dream of doing when they leave the workforce. From traveling to working on a log cabin to never retiring, each offers their hopes for their future. By Erika Riley, News-Post staff

Rick Weldon

President and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce Rick Weldon, who had served as vice president of operations for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, was planning to retire before he became its president and the CEO age 60 years. His career in politics was over (he served as a representative in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2002–2009), and he was expecting to retire sometime in his 60s. But after Elizabeth Cromwell stepped down as president and CEO a little over two years ago, Weldon found himself eager to continue his work for the chamber. Now that he’s been at the chamber for eight years,Weldon doesn’t see himself retiring anytime soon, committed to helping strengthen Frederick County’s business community. “I feel like I have a renewed energy and focus, and I really would like to be the CEO of the chamber as we’re rebounding from COVID and kind of get back to where we were a year ago,” Weldon said. “So I put my retirement plans on ice as I kind of get excited about all the great things I think we can do over the next year or two to recover our economy.” When Weldon thinks about retirement, he thinks about traveling and doing all the things people are usually unable to do while busy with their careers. But Weldon 10

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feels lucky he’s already able to travel quite often. He and his wife Amy own an RV and frequently take it out on weekends. While he understands that many other people might have long lists of things they want to do, including spending time with family, he said he’s already worked those things into his daily life. “It isn’t like I have this gigantic bucket list of unmet downtime needs, but I do think a lot of people feel like that,” he said. |

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John Kinnaird

Owner of R.S. Kinnaird Memorials and Mayor of Thurmont John Kinnaird has no plans to retire— ever—although he admits his wife would probably prefer if he did. Kinnaird is the mayor of Thurmont, as well as the owner of R.S. Kinnaird Memorials, which offers memorials from small individual markers and family monuments to large community memorials, and is also run

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by his daughter and wife.Without having work to do, he said he would find himself bored most days. “I’ve seen too many people that retire and they’re dead in six months. And I’ve gotten up every day with something to do, and I just feel that in so many cases people, they just run out of things to do and they sort of wither away,” he said. “It’s a shame that I think about it that way, but honestly that’s one of the guiding reasons that I don’t plan on retiring.”


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Kinnaird said traveling is one thing that does sound appealing about retirement, but he feels the nature of his business already allows him to travel quite often. He said he’s been able to make time for family and leisure activities, as well. “Being self-employed, I can pretty much do what I want to. Sometimes it’s detrimental to do what you want to do when you’re self-employed. But I have plenty of time,” Kinnaird said. “If I wanted to take a vacation, I can take a vacation.”

John Fieseler

Executive Director of Visit Frederick John Fieseler recently announced his retirement from Visit Frederick, where he has served as executive director for 23 years. Fieseler won’t be retiring until the spring when a replacement is hired, but he’s already got some plans as to what he wants to do after. He’ll stay in Frederick County, where most of his family lives. “We certainly have built up lots of friends in the community. ... I actually moved here from New Jersey a little over 40 years ago to take a part-time job playing records on WFMD, and I’m still here,” Fieseler said. “So the community definitely grows on you.” He was initially concerned when the pandemic hit that he wouldn’t be able

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to stick to his plan of retiring in 2021. But once Visit Frederick, the county’s tourism council, settled into the summer and fall last year, he felt that the organization was in a stable enough place for him to move on as planned. “It’s going to be a while, I think, before everything is back to normal, but I think we’ve sort of sailed through the worst of it, and the sky’s getting brighter,” he said. Fieseler is looking forward to traveling once the pandemic subsides, as well as volunteering within the community. He’s been a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick since the ’80s. He’s also excited to work on a 230-year-old log cabin he owns.

Janice and Bob Deiuliis Local Business Owners

Janice and Bob Deiuliis of Ijamsville are accomplishing their goals of

being retired by 60. Bob, the former owner of Talon Construction, completed a three-year buyout plan with his business partners last June, and has been enjoying the retired life ever since. “I always had a life’s dream of retiring young enough to enjoy the life I have left,” he said. “I set that goal at 60 several years ago and the stars just aligned.” Meanwhile, his wife Janice owns Visiting Angels in Frederick, a home health care service for seniors. Their son also joined in the business in December, so Janice hopes she will be able to retire within the next few years when she turns 60. “I never thought it could retire around 60. I always figured it would be the typical 65 or something,” she said. But the business has been doing well and she feels ready to retire soon. THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST

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Talon Construction built the couple’s retirement home in Ijamsville, which is all on one floor to allow the couple to age in place. It’s also within three miles of both of their kids, who each have two kids of their own. “That’s my passion, is spending time with them,” Janice said. “And I love art, so I’d love to get back into doing some of the art that I used to do.” The couple also looks forward to traveling more in the future. Bob said that as a business owner, he hasn’t had much time or flexibility for personal and leisure activities the last 20 years. “Of course there might be that misconception in the public that you own your own business, you’re your own boss, you can make your own time, do whatever you want,” he said. “But it doesn’t take long when you’re owning your own business to realize that if you’re not there, things don’t get done.” PRIME TIME FREDERICK

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Free Income Tax Prep T hrough a partnership with the Housing Authority for the City of Frederick and with the support of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparers, the United Way of Frederick County is offering those with low and moderate incomes receive free tax preparation support so they can get back their maximum refund and save more of their hardearned money. In 2019 alone, our VITA volunteers connected 600 local households to tax credits, saving them approximately $150,000 in tax preparation fees and bringing back $1.1 million in refunds to the community. Qualifying taxpayers can take advantage of this service at the Bernard W. Brown Community Center now through April 15. If you earned less than $57,000 in 2020, IRS-certified VITA volunteers will prepare and e-file your taxes free at our VITA location. Appointments are required. To schedule one, dial 2-11, a free line operated locally by the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, or 866-411-6803 to reach the Frederick call center directly. This free tax preparation service is offered through the Prosperity Center, a partnership between United Way and the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, and thanks to support from Frederick County Government, the Ausherman Family Foundation, the Cash Campaign of Maryland and other donors. The United Way is also beginning a new partnership with the Asian American Center of Frederick to increase the number of Frederick County households claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and additional child tax 12

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IRS tax preparation checklist detailing what to bring to the VITA site: 3 An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number 3 Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN 3 Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return 3 Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099Misc) from all employers 3 Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099) 3 Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received 3 A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available 3 Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit, such as a blank check 3 To file taxes electronically on a

your own online or made more than $57,000 in 2020, you qualify for Online Taxes if: • You earned under $72,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), or; • Were eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or; • Were active duty military and under $72,000 AGI. You’ll get a free state return if you qualify for a free federal return. To do your own taxes online, visit www.olt. com/main/vita. If you earned more than $72,000, even though you don’t qualify for the drop-off service or free Online Taxes, you can still file your taxes using United Way's free online filing service, MyFreeTaxes.com, to prepare and file your federal and state taxes with no filing fees. Over the past eight years, MyFreeTaxes.com has helped more than 750,000 taxpayers across the country claim the deductions and credits they deserve.Your e-filing will be even more secure with recently enhanced security features designed to further safeguard taxpayer information. For more information, visit united wayfrederick.org/FreeTaxPrep. –United Way of Frederick County


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ospice care also is known as end-of-life care for good reason. You may want relief from pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms that are keeping you from focusing on the people and things you care about most. Through word of mouth, most people equate hospice as the end of the line. You might think it means giving up.Your family may have heard that it means your medical team will withhold the care you need. But what does it really mean? Hospice means your nurses and doctors focus on the quality of your life instead of trying to cure a disease.Your team may include a social worker, counselor and chaplain.They work together to meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The hospice team works with your family and friends, too, offering counseling and help with such practical things as cleaning house and shopping. Hospice programs are available when

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light weights (or soup cans or water bottles). Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Morning Flow Yoga — Incorporating traditional and non-traditional yoga moves to energize & waken the body. These will include standing and sitting asanas (postures). Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Zumba Gold — Active cardio low-impact dance moves and energizing music. Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. Zumba Gold — Active cardio low-impact dance moves and energizing music. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Meditation and Movement (M&M) — Tai chi-inspired seated exercise class. The focus is on releasing tension in the body through slow movement and deep breathing. Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. SPARK! — Strength training mixed with simple cardiovascular movement and stretching. Using body weight and light handheld weights. Class is

Virtual 50+ Center live virtual fitness classes. Preregister. $60 fitness pass for January-March classes. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Mondays, 1:30 p.m. Line Dance — Improve your balance, get moving and have fun! Mondays, 2:45 p.m. Floor Yoga — Focus on alignment of the muscular and skeletal structures, along with breathing techniques using both held and moving postures. Mondays, 5 p.m. Zumba Gold — Active cardio, low-impact dance moves and fun, energizing music. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Strength Training/Gentle Stretching — Using 14

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primarily standing and a chair for some activity. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Yoga Nidra (aka yogic sleep) — Helps induce a conscious meditative state between waking and sleeping. The practice reduces stress and improves sleep. You may lie on the floor, bed or recliner. Thursdays, 9 a.m. Strength & Stretch — Using light weights (or soup cans or water bottles). Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Morning Flow Yoga — Incorporating traditional and non-traditional yoga moves to energize and waken the body. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Line Dance — Improve your balance, get moving, and have fun! Fridays, 9 a.m. Zumba Gold — Active cardio low-impact dance moves and fun music. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Joy of Movement — Aging Backwards: Eccentrics for Seniors is a dynamic, gentle full-body movement that

increases cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and joint mobility. Done seated and standing, with modifications, so it is safe and accessible for everyone. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Yin Yang Yoga — Brings together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more active dynamic sequences and standing postures; working on the muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.

March 1 “Pandemonium: Life Today ... And Hope For Tomorrow” Art Exhibit Original art from some of Frederick’s most talented artists. Gallery open Monday through Friday. Exhibit runs through May 7. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Frederick Health Women’s Crestwood Center Art Gallery, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick Contact: 240-215-1460


MARCH CALENDAR “Art Quilters on the Edge: Art Quilts Et Cetera” Virtual Exhibit Open virtually daily through March 30 at www.frederickuu.org; click “online art gallery.” Time: Daily Location: Blanches Ames Gallery, Frederick, virtual exhibit Contact: www.frederickuu.org or 240-409-6329

Discuss the book “Be Not Far From Me,” by Mindy McGinnis. Free, preregister. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

MAP: Property & Renters Tax Credit Program Learn about both homeowners and renters tax credit programs for which you may be eligible. Md. Access Point is a door that opens pathways to services in the community for anyone 55 or older or age 18 and older with a disability. Preregister, free. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

Frederick Restaurant Week Continues through March 7 at participating restaurants. See website for details. Time: Daily Location: Downtown Frederick and throughout Frederick County Contact: visitfrederick.org/ restaurant-week or 301-600-4047

Dining with Diabetes National program for adults with type 2 diabetes. Learn skills needed to identify and understand information about managing this disease. Led by registered dietitians. Also meets March 8, 15 and 22. Free, preregister. Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Film Club Do you like movies? Discuss the film “The Royal Wedding.” Free, preregister. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov The Book Shelf Book Club

March 2 TED Talk Watch a short video (link emailed weekly) and join the discussion. Also meets March 9, 16 and 23. Free, preregister. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Drawing Class Also meets March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Each week there will be a drawing prompt with step-by-step instruction. For all skill levels. Free, preregister. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov National Park Service: Dinosaur National Monument During this virtual program, learn about fossils, dinosaurs and paleontology revealed in the Quarry Exhibit Hall. Tour one of the most fa-

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MARCH CALENDAR continued from 15 mous dinosaur quarry sites in the world, which was discovered in 1909. Learn about fossils, dinosaurs, geology, geologic time, and more. Preregister, free. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Fun and Games Join some lively fun and non-competitive games. Preregister, free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

grams, also March 13, 20 and 27. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Gettysburg National Military Park program Contact: www.nps.gov/gett First Saturday All-day happy hour at The Black Hog. Shopping, dining. Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: www.downtownfrederick. org or 301-698-8118

March 7 Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2 Broadway headliners and rock ‘n’ roll icons pay tribute to five decades of musical legends. $27.50 and up. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www. weinbergcenter.org

March 3 Good News Only! A discussion centered on incorporating positivity into your daily life. Preregister, free. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 9 Kitchen Kapers Watch live from Senior Services’ staff member Susan’s personal kitchen as she makes “Sweets: Bacon and Eggs.” Preregister, free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 4 Knit/Crochet Group Socialize while working on your projects. Also March 11, 18 and 25. Preregister, free. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 10 Nutrition with Angela: Is Your Portion Control Out of Control? Portion control is a cornerstone of good nutrition. Take a look at the nutrition labels on common products to learn the difference between serving and portion sizes. Plus, discuss tips for eating at home and out on the town. From bagels to burgers to beer, discover which serving size is right for you. Preregister, free. Time: 9 a.m.

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March 11 Good Stories Book Club Discuss the book “The Giver of Stars,” by JoJo Myers. Preregister, free. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Ukulele Jam Session Learn and play a new song each month. Preregister, free. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 12 Six Word Stories Legend says that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Can you tell a story in just six words? Preregister, free. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 14 Bach and Beyond Celebrate the wisdom and beauty of Bach’s music with familiar works and newly composed music inspired by Bach. $15 household. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Virtual performance

hosted by Arts on the Green, Gaithersburg Contact: www.gaithersburgmd.gov or 301-258-6394

March 15 Medicare Gumbo Trying to understand Medicare and each of its components is much like making a pot of gumbo, it’s a project and it takes time. Join the Frederick County Senior Services Division State Health Insurance Program staff as they discuss Medicare Parts A-D and the not so commonly discussed details, including late enrollment penalties, durable medical equipment, skilled nursing facilities, etc. Preregister, free. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov Film Club Do you like movies? Discuss the film “Woman on the Run.” Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 16 MAP: Property & Renters Tax Credit Program Learn about both homeowners and renters tax credit programs for which you may be eligible. Maryland Access Point is a door that opens pathways to services in the community for anyone 55 or older or anyone age 18 and older with a disability. MAP is part of Frederick County Senior Services Division. Preregister, free. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCoun-


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March 18 Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed, and Were Changed, by the American Civil War Learn about five women who made important contributions to the Union cause at various stages before, during and after the war: Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Josepha Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman. Preregister. $5. Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 22 The Science Hour: The World of Insects Simple experiments, trivia and discussion. Preregister. Free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 24 Caregiver: Emotional Reactions to Nursing Home Placement Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility can be a challenging time for families. Join the Frederick County Senior Services Division caregiver staff for this presentation that will cover the common emotions families experience and a framework for adjusting to this new way of life. Preregister, free. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 25 Genealogy and Family History Class: Newspapers are More Than Just Obituaries With Roslyn Torella. Hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mount Airy congregation. Free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Online Contact: thehopechest_rebecca@ msn.com

March 26 Kitchen Kapers Watch live from the personal kitchen of Senior Services staff member Linda while she makes Ritz sandwich cookies. Preregister, free. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

March 27 Fried Chicken Dinners Drive through the portico and purchase a four-piece fried chicken dinner, which includes smashed redskin potatoes, green beans, baked apples, roll and butter. You won’t have to get out of your car. 2 p.m. until sold out. Proceeds to benefit the fire company. $15. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Reception Hall, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy Contact: www.mavfc.org

March 29 Film Club Do you like movies: Discuss the film “Pleasantville.” Preregister, free. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/Virtual50 or VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov

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some older adults simply do not want to deal with the security concerns and inconvenient protection steps, like long passwords and two-factor authentication . With all of the threats out there, like viruses and phishing emails, it’s understandable. People of all ages worry about security and privacy online, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. A good antivirus program will keep you safe online, password managers can remember passwords for you and three simple rules will help keep scammers at bay: • If something seems too good to be true, it is. • If there’s a sense of urgency, pick up the phone and call.

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If hospice is the chosen alternative, you should know that there are four levels of care—and two of them actually occur at home: • Routine home care—nursing and home health aide services • Continuous home care—continuous nursing care for crisis times • General in-patient care—short-term care during times when pain and symptoms can’t be managed without a hospital setting. • Respite care—short-term care in a facility during times when your caregiver needs a break The patient may want to stay where friends and family can visit freely. This support network can help relieve the rela-

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changing for folks.” In some cases, people are familiar with the Text Telephone services Maryland Relay offers, but haven’t heard about the other available programs. The service, Pearson said, isn’t just life changing for the person using it, but also for their friends and family. “When people are able to communicate better on the phone, it gives them a boost of confidence, increases their independence. They can make appointments, conduct business and have other important conversations on the phone without worrying that something’s being missed or misunderstood,” she said. This also means that users can better identify scams or robo calls, and therefore not agree to things they can’t fully hear or understand. Pearson said Maryland Relay is a critical service, especially now during the pandemic when people are trying

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1Tub-to-shower conversions and fiberglass replacements typically require a two-day installation. 2Lifetime warranty valid for as long as you own your home. *Offer ends 4/15/2021. Minimum deposit required. Terms of promotional financing are 90 days of zero interest from the date of installation. See representative for details. Qualified buyers only. Minimum purchase required. All offers apply to a complete Bath Fitter system only, and must be presented and used at time of estimate. May not be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Valid only at select Bath Fitter locations. Offers and warranty subject to limitations. Fixtures and features may be different than pictured. Accessories pictured are not included. Plumbing work done by P.U.L.S.E. Plumbing. MD MPL #17499, NJ MPL #10655, DE MPL #PL-0002303, MD MPL #82842, VA MPL #2710064024, IA MPL #18066, OH MPL #37445, WV MPL #PL07514, MI MPL #8111651. PA HIC #PA017017, NJ HIC #13VH03073000, WV HIC #WV053085, MD HIC #129436, VA HIC #2705155694, MD HIC #122356, VA HIC #2705096759, IA HIC #C112725, WV HIC #WV038808, MD HIC #129995, VA HIC #2705146537, DC HIC #420213000044. Each Franchise Independently Owned And Operated By Bath Saver, Inc, Iowa Bath Solutions, LLC, Ohio Bath Solutions, LLC, Mid Atlantic Bath Solutions, LLC.

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A New Year, A New You! As people age, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to stay healthy. Physical exercise can be a major contributor to adding years to your life. Homewood at Frederick’s independent living residents enjoy a wide variety of fitness classes to help with balance, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility. Routine exercise is beneficial for their mind, mood, and memory. Homewood offers residents in-person and virtual exercise programming.

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