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                       240-777-4999               CENTER HOURS
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                                               M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.      In Montgomery County
             DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION           w/weekend and evening
              SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS            Special Events Programs
      Volume XXVII No. 3                                                            January 2008

          Center Closed
          January 1 & 21
                                                        Front Page News
                                                                  Bad Weather Policy
                                                               see page 7 for closings information
START THE NEW YEAR EXERCISING
 Weight Training, Bone Building, Energizing,
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  Flexibility & Strength, Yoga, Slimnastics,
                                                            THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
     Stability Ball, Tai Chi, Walk & Talk,          IT’S MAGIC-TAINMENT - Mon., Jan. 7
 Chair Exercise, Line Dancing & Folk Dancing               SINGER LONNIE HOYSTER
                    (See Classes)                               Thurs., Jan. 17
                                                         PIANIST RAY GREENE & THE SILVER LINERS
                                                                Friday, Jan. 18
         LECTURES & LEARNING
                                                         Coming in February…
    SPACECRAFT TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
                & THE UNIVERSE                              JP MCDERMOTT
         Thurs., Jan 10 & Mon., Jan. 28                     & THE RED HOT ROCKABILLY -
    Dr. Harold Williams, Montgomery College                      VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT- Feb. 14
      ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S LETTERS                         MR. ELLIS WOODWARD - Feb. 15
                 Tues., Jan 29                                   (See 1:15 p.m. & Special Programs)
         Local Author Cathy Knepper
       IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS
                Wed., Jan. 30
          Travelogue by Jim Heins
          (See 1:15 p.m. & Special Programs)
                                                                       AGING WELL
                                                       ANTI-AGING    & LONGEVITY - Thurs., Jan. 3
                                                             Dr. Robert Rifkin, White Flint Med. Center
            Holiday Park Seniors Inc. (HPSI)           THE IMMUNE SYSTEM,      Mon. - Mon., Jan. 14
             LOBBY SIDEWALK SALE                             Dr. Shama Mittal for Suburban Hospital
         Wed., January 9, 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.        HOW’S YOUR HEARING HEALTH?               -Tues., Jan. 22
          Come and shop in the cozy, convenient,             Audiologist Jane Kirksey, Ph.D
                warm Holiday Park Lobby!
     Jewelry, Housewares, Accessories & more…
                    (see page 7)


The contents of this newsletter can be found on-line at our easy-access web site: www.holidaypark.us
  Newsletter Sponsored by HPSI (Holiday Park Seniors, Inc.)
                      Information-containing advertisements do not constitute any involvement, support, or endorsement
                   by Montgomery County Government, the Department of Recreation, or the individual facility or program.

         JANUARY 08 LECTURES, LEARNING and …
                                  All programs begin at 1:15 and are free unless stated otherwise.
                                Space is limited for some programs and seating is not always guaranteed.
                *A fee and/or **Registration is associated with this program. HPSI membership may support this program.
  Speakers and programs are provided for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement by Montgomery County Government.

                                                Center Closed............................................... Tuesday,                  January 1
THE ROOSEVELT HOMES & THE EMPIRE ESTATES - An A & E DVD presentation ...........                                                       Wednesday,
Many of America’s Castles are open to the public and show wealth dating to the Gilded Age. This                                        January2
program highlights the Roosevelt homes from Teddy’s birthplace in Manhattan to Hyde Park,                                              1:15-2:45
Washington Irving’s whimsical Dutch cottage, painter Frederick Church’s Persian influenced                                             p.m.
Olana, and the Ruth Livingston and Ogden Mills Mansion.
ANTI-AGING & LONGEVITY - Dr. Robert Rifkin, Dir, White Flint Medical Center.....................                                       Thursday,
Low energy, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis have reached epidemic proportions as we                                      January 3
live longer. Learn the benefits of exercise and diet that can help manage to slow down disease
processes for a better quality of life. Dr. Rifkin is the Director of the White Flint Medical Center
and has been recognized as an “outstanding practitioner” of alternative medicine.
*BINGO - FEE: $1.00 for two cards ..................................................................................................   Friday,
Our center nutrition program site manager Helen Horton calls the numbers.                                                              January 4
IT’S MAGIC - Magic-Tainment artists Lindy Scarborough & David Breth. FREE ............................                                 Monday,
David and Lindy will convince you they can create the impossible! You will experience amazing,                                         January 7
mind boggling sleight-of-hand, twisted mentalism, and grand illusions, which will keep you talking
for years to come!
TRES BEAU PARIS - It all starts in Paris! A photo journey by Roger Langsdorf..............................                             Tuesday,
Roger Lansdorf has made nine trips to France in the last 16 years. Some things do stay magnificent!                                     January 8
Some of the sites visited in Paris include: Arc de Triomphe, Basilique du Sucré-Coeur, Napoleon’s
Tomb, Sainte-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral de Notre-Dame & Musée du Louvre.
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS - A book talk & discussion with Bethesda librarian Linda Goldsmith......                                           Wednesday,
The story is set during the Great Depression and told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a                                    January 9
ninety-three-year old man who now lives in a nursing home. As the memories begin, Jankowski is
twenty-three years old and preparing for his final exams as a Cornell University veterinary student
when he receives news that his parents were killed in a car accident. Jankowski’s father had also
been a veterinarian but because of his generosity had treated animals without payment and now left
Jacob deeply in debt. In the dark of the night, Jacob jumps on a train, only to learn it is a circus train.
Read and discuss the book and events of the time.
SPACECRAFT TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - Dr. Harold Williams, Montgomery College                                                          Thursday,
“For I dipped into the Future, far as human eye could see; saw the vision of the world, and all the                                    January 10
wonder that would be.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842. The Solar System consists of the Sun and
other celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets, 166 known moons, three draft
planets, and billions of small bodies including asteroids, comets, meteoroids and dust. Why do we
care and what are some of the facts we know today.
*DANCE CLUB FRIDAY - FEE: $5.00 at the door, $3.00 w/ HPSI card.................. 1:15-3:15 p.m.                                       Friday,
Lots of great dance music by Mike Surratt. Light refreshments are served at the break.                                                 January 11
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM - Dr. Shama Mittal for by Suburban Hospital .........................................                                Monday,
The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people                                    January 14
against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of
keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system
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can lead to illness and infection. Learn what we know about the breakdown of our immune system
and what things we can do to help protect ourselves.
        JANUARY 08 LECTURES, LEARNING and …
keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system
can lead to illness and infection. Learn what we know about the breakdown of our immune system
and what things we can do to help protect ourselves.
A MARKET UPDATE - Patrick Berger from Edward Jones returns with his _ year report ...............                    Tuesday,
Come and ask all your investment questions including where the market is headed.                                     January 15
THE MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHNNY MERCER - Part 1 of 3 presented by Irv Chamberlain............                            Wednesday,
John Herndon Mercer, 1909 –1976 was a popular American songwriter and singer. From the mid-                         January 16
1930s to the mid-1950s, many of the songs he wrote and performed were among the most popular
hits. He wrote the lyrics to more than 1000 songs, including songs for movies and Broadway shows.
Listen to Johnny Mercer’s music and learn more about his life.
SINGER LONNIE ROYSTER - Super songman and showman new to Holiday Park.......................                        Thursday,
Songs include: Moonlight Serenade, The Best is Yet to Come, Unforgettable & lots more.                              January 17
PIANIST RAY GREENE & THE SILVER LINERS - Great music and talented line dancers ........                             Friday,
Many of Holiday Park friends are familiar with the wonderful and diverse musical selections offered                 January 18
when Ray Greene sits down to the piano. Ray Greene has offered to play delightful favorites for us
and also give some space to The Silver Liners, a small dance trio that will step to songs like Annie’s
Waltz, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy & Papa Loves Mambo.
         MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - Center Closed....................................... Monday, January 21
HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR HEARING HEALTH? - Audiologist Jane Kirksey ...............                                  Tuesday,
Are you or someone you care about missing important communications with family and friends?                         January 22
THE MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHNNY MERCER - Part 2 of 3 presented by Irv Chamberlain............                            Wednesday,
Chamberlain continues his story of the life and music of Johnny Mercer with performances by                         January 23
Sinatra, Como, Miller, Crosby, Goodman and many more.
OTELLO - An Opera with Irv Nurik lecture and DVD program ........................................................   Thursday,
Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on                  January 24
Shakespeare's play Othello. Verdi raises his orchestral writing to new heights in this opera, using the
orchestra almost as a participant in the story, instead of merely as accompaniment.
*DANCE CLUB FRIDAY - $5.00 at the door, $3.00 w/ HPSI card............................. 1:15-3:15 p.m.              Friday,
Music by the John Brown Band with singer Dolly Bennof. Refreshments are provided at the break.                      January 25
SPLENDORS OF THE UNIVERSE - Presented by Dr. Harold Williams ........................................               Monday,
The Universe is defined as the summation of all particles and energy that exist and the space-time in               January 28
which all events occur. From the planets to the stars to the outer edges of the unknown, there are
still many questions about the universe. Is the question still open as to whether life can exist out
there? Come learn about distant nebula, supernova, black holes and more that make the universe a
truly splendid place to visit.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S LETTERS - Presented by local author Cathy Knepper.......................                        Tuesday,
Cathy Knepper’s book, Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt Through Depression and                      January 29
War offers an intimate view of a woman who dedicated her life to righting wrongs. Mrs. Roosevelt
read her mail avidly and used her influence to preserve democracy and fight for people. Through her
letters we can better understand her influence on the American consciousness and her effectiveness
in catalyzing social change.
IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS - A travelogue by Jim Heins ...................................................          Wednesday,
Here we can see the current inhabitants and spectacular scenery along the route taken by the Vikings                January 30
from Iceland to Greenland, the Baffin Islands, Labrador and ending at L’Anse aux Meadows in what
is now Newfoundland.

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      JANUARY 08 LECTURES, LEARNING and …
BALLROOM DANCING BY ANDREA CLEOSE & ZIONA TUCHLER .................................. Thursday,
Enjoy exhibition dancing highlighting all our favorite dance steps. The closing 15 minutes will January 31
allow the audience to try out some dance-step variations.


                                       SPECIAL PROGRAMS
                                       HEALTH & WELLNESS
                       HEARTWELL: PREVENTIVE CARE AND MANAGING DISEASE
    Heartwell is a partnership of Suburban Hospital and Montgomery County Senior Programs. The hospital
sponsors a cardiovascular care nurse and wellness lectures at Holiday Park. A Heartwell nurse is available Monday
through Thursday for consultation and to help communicate with doctors concerns about symptoms or
medications. For more information, call the center and ask to speak with cardio-care nurse Anna Stokes.
                                                AGING WELL NEWS
Happy New Year! A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit,
often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these
commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day and remain until the set goal has been achieved, although
many resolutions go unachieved and are often broken not long after they are set. Many New Year resolutions in the
Western world involve maintaining peak vitality, physical fitness, or appearance. The most common resolutions
people make include: 1) exercise more or start a fitness program, 2) spend more time with family and friends, 3)
lose weight, 4) get out of debt, 5) learn something new, 6) help others, & 7) get organized. If none of these
resolutions are a priority for you, our recommendation is to laugh every day and take one day at a time. Happy
New Year!
                January/February 2008 HEALTH LECTURES AND SEMINARS
                                 Programs begin at 1:15 unless noted otherwise
          ANTI-AGING & LONGEVITY                             LIFESTYLE CARE FOR HEART HEALTH
                Thursday, January 3                                   Monday, February 11
     Dr. Robert Rifkin, White Flint Medical Center                       Dr. Mark Milner
             THE IMMUNE SYSTEM                                         Suburban Hospital
                 Monday, January 14                                 HEART HEALTHY FOOD TIPS
                   Dr. Shama Mittal                                     Wednesday, February 20
           Sponsored by Suburban Hospital                           Sponsored by Adventist HealthCare
               HOW WOULD YOU                                          COSMETIC SURGERY:
         RATE YOUR HEARING HEALTH                                    The Potential OR the Addiction
                Tuesday, January 22                                      Tuesday, February 26
            Audiologist Jane Kirksey, PhD                          Drs. Marwan Khalifeh & Navin Singh
      FRUITS & VEGETABLES: More Matters                                Ivy Plastic Surgery Assoc.
                Tuesday, February 5
                    Rebecca Davis
       University Cooperative Extension Service

                                   EXERCISE EQUIPMENT TRAININGS
Holiday Park’s fitness room has two treadmills, four elliptical cross-training machines, stationary bikes and a
       number of complimentary strength training machines. Everyone should consult his/her physician before
       beginning an exercise program. Exercise shoes are mandatory to use the fitness machines. Anyone
       unfamiliar with the equipment should sign up for a FREE “how-to- use” equipment training session.
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Autumn Saxton-Ross from MCRD is here once a month in the morning to demonstrate equipment use. Volunteer
Jim Beckett also provides demonstrations of equipment use weekly, usually on Wednesday afternoon. Training
times are posted on the fitness center door. Personal trainer JoAnne Zoladz is also available for private pay
individual workout evaluations. Ask to speak with a staff person for JoAnne’s contact information.



                                        SPECIAL PROGRAMS

     DANCE CLUB FRIDAY & MUSICAL (or Magical) PERFORMANCES
                                   MAGIC-TAINMENT
                                     Monday, January 7, 1:15 p.m.
                                        A bit of grand illusion….
                                              Presented by
                                   David Brethard & Lindy Scarborough

                                             DANCE CLUB FRIDAY
              Holiday Park Dances are sponsored by HPSI . Dances are usually from 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
 The fee is $5.00 unless stated otherwise in our 1:15 programs. Light refreshments are served during a short break.
Mike Surratt will be providing the music on Fridays, January 11 and February 8, The John Brown Band with
singer Dolly Bennof will be on stage on Fridays, January 25 and February 22, Mark Hanak will provide the
music on February 29.

                                 Musical Performances and Music Lectures…
      _ THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY MERCER - Wednesdays, January 16, 23 & February 13
                   A lecture & listening program by Irv Chamberlain
      _ SINGER LONNIE ROYSTER -Thursday, January 17
      _ RAY GREENE ON PIANO AND DANCING BY THE SILVER LINERS - Friday, January 18
      _ BALLROOM DANCING EXHIBITION BY ANDREA CLEOSE & ZIONA TUCHLER - Thursday, January 31


      _ BALLROOM DANCING BY ZIONA TUCHLER & ANDRE CLEOSE - Thursday, January 31
                  _ Singer/Guitarist demonstration Singing American Folk Songs
                  Ending with a danceSteve Gellman and audience participation
                              Monday, February 4, 1:15 p.m. FREE
               _ J.P. McDermott & the Western Bop: Red Hot Rockabilly                          Tickets: $ 2.00
                                      Thursday, February 14, 1:15 p.m.
                Back before they called it rock and roll they called it Western Bop. In '55, the first time
                anyone called Elvis a King, they were calling him The King of Western Bop. Buddy Holly's
                first business card advertised "Western & Bop". Western Bop is where it all comes together:
                Rockabilly, Classic Country, and Vintage Honky Tonk. We're talking about high-energy
                rockabilly, tear-in-your-beer ballads, and hell-raising honky tonk all rolled into one exciting
                package.
            _ Singer/Guitarist Ellis Woodward
                Friday, February 15, 1:15 p.m.      FREE

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            _ Singer/Pianist Frank Plumer
                Monday, February 25, 1:15 p.m.        FREE
                                           SPECIAL PROGRAMS
                     LECTURES, LEARNING & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
                          SPACECRAFT TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM & THE UNIVERSE
                                      Thurs., January 10 & Mon., January 28
                                               by Dr. Harold Williams
                The exploration of Space has taken us to many places inside our Solar System. The pictures
are truly spectacular. We are not far away from getting a closer look at the Universe. Dr. Williams will share slides
of the universe beginning with the sun and the planets and moving to the star-forming regions of our Galaxy, to the
galaxies outside of the Milky Way (our Galaxy), and finally to clusters of galaxies. Dr. Williams will share the
view of astronomers about the meanings and significance of the discoveries of the universe.
                                          ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S LETTERS
                                                 Tues., January 29
                                  by American Studies historian Dr. Cathy Knepper
            Author of Dear Mrs. Roosevelt, Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt through Depression and War
Local author Cathy Knepper, Ph.D., whose expertise is in twentieth-century history and culture,
will share with us the story of the Great Depression and World War II as seen through the letters to the First Lady.
                                          IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS
                                                 Wed., January 30
                                       A history and travelogue by Jim Heins
     Long before other Europeans, around 1000 AD, Leif Ericson, a Viking, spent time in L’Anse aux Meadows,
the only authenticated Viking Site in North America. Traveler and educator Jim Heins takes us to some spectacular
scenery along the route taken by the Vikings.

              HOLIDAY PARK CENTER DOOR TO DOOR MINI-TRIPS
     Montgomery County Mini-Trips are subsidized with special funding to MCRD Senior Programs. The
transportation fee for most trips will be $7.00. Out of County residents fee is $9.00. Additional fees for admissions or
lunch are as announced. If you would like to sign-up for one these mini-trips, you may sign-up in person at Holiday
Park or refer to page 82 of the Winter Recreation Guide for additional registration options. We have added trip ratings
1- 5, (1 being a fully escorted trip with everyone staying in a group and doing the same activity - i.e. out to lunch or the
theater, and 5 requiring more walking or independent orientation, i.e. museum exhibits or shopping) to advise
participants of physical difficulty and the need for self-direction or independence. Checks to MCRD. No cancellation
refunds are issued within eight days of the trip. Sign-up for all January/February trips began Nov. 19.
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 - THE POSTAL MUSEUM & UNION STATION LUNCH (#5)
    The Postal Museum has several permanent exhibitions that tell the story of the history of mail service from
    pre-Revolutionary America into the 21st century. Transportation & mail technology are spotlighted. Rotating
    exhibits feature some of the best philatelic collections in the world.
    Leave Holiday Park center at 9:30 a.m., Drop-off at the Museum at approximately 10:30 a.m.
    12:00 - Pick-up for Union Station, 2:00 p.m. return to Holiday Park.
    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - MONTPELLIER MANSION & OLD COUNTRY BUFFET, COLLEGE PARK (#2)
    The day of the trip, there is an entrance fee to the Mansion & lunch is on your own at the Old Country Buffet.
    Leave Holiday Park at 10:00 a.m.             11:00 Self-guided tour of Montpellier Mansion
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     12:20 p.m. Leave for Old Country Buffet             2:15 p.m. return to Holiday Park
                    March, April and May Mini-Trips Door to Door from Holiday Park
      will be going to the US Botanic Gardens, the Museum of American Art with the National Portrait Gallery
                                          & the Baltimore Museum of Art


                                              ANNOUNCEMENTS


                                     Holiday Park Seniors Inc. (HPSI)
                        LOBBY SIDEWALK SALE
                                 Wed., January 9, 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
             Come and shop in the cozy, convenient, warm Holiday Park Lobby!
                            Jewelry, Housewares, Accessories
                              and an array of fabulous finds!
                                            Prices drastically reduced! Bargains galore!
          Additional donations can be made to the center until Monday, January 7. No clothing will be accepted or sold.




HOME REPAIRS FOR QUALIFIED HOMEOWNERS by Rebuilding Together of Montgomery County –
RTMC is a nonprofit organization that provides free home repairs to low-income homeowners, primarily the
elderly, disabled and families with children. Applicants must be Montgomery County homeowners and meet
income requirements. The maximum income for one individual is $30,452.00 and increases about $4000 for each
additional person residing in the home. RTMC is located on Plyers Mill Road in Kensington. Call: 301-933-2700
for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ANSWER PHONES WITH THE RSVP/AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM.
All the scheduling for the countywide Tax Aide program is done by senior volunteers at Holiday Park.
Volunteers are asked to give one day per week from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. from the end of January thru April 14th.
Phone volunteers at Holiday Park schedule appointments for free tax preparation at the 20 sites throughout the
county. Training is provided and begins early in January. This is a very rewarding volunteer job. Last year, over
100 Tax-Aide volunteers prepared nearly 4,000 tax returns and 85% were filed electronically. It is the scheduling
volunteers who help make this happen. Please contact Kathleen Meaney Stobie, RSVP Coordinator at 240-777-
2611 or kathleen.stobie@montgomerycountymd.gov.


                           If the Weather Outside is Frightful…INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

1.   If County schools are CLOSED – all classes, programs & meetings WILL BE CANCELLED (including
     the lunch program). The Center will open if at all possible. Please CALL 240-777-4999 before you venture
     out!
2.   When the County schools CLOSE EARLY – all Center evening classes & programs are cancelled and the
     Center may CLOSE EARLY.

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3.   If Montgomery County schools have a DELAYED OPENING – all Center classes scheduled to begin at 10
     a.m. or later may be held as usual unless instructors notify of a change. Please CALL 240-777-4999 before
     you venture out!
4.   The Senior Nutrition Program (dining room lunch) will be cancelled on delayed openings.
5.   The Center Bus will run on delayed openings.


                          CLASSES –JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008
                        HOLIDAY PARK SENIORS, INC. (HPSI) SPONSORED CLASSES
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT POLICY - Registration begins the first of each month unless otherwise
noted. All refund requests must be made in writing. Class refunds requested at least three working days prior to the
first class will be refunded at 100% of the fee. Classes that are joined late are not prorated. You may register
yourself and one other person for each class. HPSI-sponsored classes have two fees listed: one for HPSI members
& one for non-members. You must show your HPSI membership card to qualify for the lower HPSI class fee.
FITNESS & DANCE CLASSES
• REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    ο AS EASY AS ABC’S … Exercise Class - Agility, balance, and coordination will all be improved through a
       variety of weight training (using 2-3 lb weights-bring your own) and mat/stability exercises that encompass
       all of the major muscle groups in the body. With an emphasis on proper form & technique, the class will
       focus on exercises that increase muscular strength and endurance, as well as balance, range of motion, and
       bone density. The class is funded by the Suburban Hospital Heartwell Program & HPSI. Taught by
       Matthew Rundell. Fee for 10 sessions: $15.00 w/HPSI Card, $20.00 w/o.
           Advance I: Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 9:30-10:30
           Advance II: Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 10:00-11:00
           Beginners: Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 11:00-noon.
    ο BONE BUILDING WORKOUT - This class concentrates on toning, strengthening, and stretching the
       major muscle groups while sitting, standing, or on a mat. Bring hand weights (2-5 lbs.) and mats. Dyna-
       bands or elastic tubing (provided by instructor) are used. Fee for 13 sessions is $33.00 w/HPSI Card, $39.00
       w/o card. Taught by Joanne Zoladz.
           SEC. I - Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 11:30-12:30.
           SEC. II - Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 10:00-11:00.
    ο ENERGIZING EXERCISE - Low-to-moderate intensity aerobic workout designed to strengthen and tone
       muscles, promote flexibility, and improve posture. Bring mats and weights. Fee for 13 sessions: $33.00
       w/HPSI Card, $39.00 w/o. Taught by Joanne Zoladz.
           SEC. I: Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 10:15-11:15
           SEC. II: Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 11:30-12:30.
    o FLEXIBLE STRETCH & STRENGTH – Introduces safe and dynamic combinations of physical postures,
       partner stretching and core work to increase flexibility, core strenght and improve posture. Incorporates
       yoga stretches for relaxation. Bring mat to class. Taught by Matthew Rundell. Begins Thurs., Jan. 10 from
       9:00-10:00. Fee for 10 sessions: $35.00 w/HPSI Card, $42.00 w/o.
    o FRANK’S SHOW DANCE - Step to the music of Broadway, Western, 50’s and more! Enjoy and hour of
       fitness and fun. Taught by Frank Robson. Begins Thurs., Jan. 10 from 2:30-3:30. Fee for 10 sessions:
       $30.00 w/HPSI Card, $36.00 w/o.
    ο GENTLE YOGA LEVEL I w/Marisa - An easy-going yoga class for seniors. Gentle movements and
       postures will improve flexibility, balance and strength, and enable deeper relaxation and better sleep. Taught
       by Marisa Vargas. Fee: $30.00 w/HPSI Card, $36.00 w/o card for 10 sessions. Begins Mon., Jan. 7 from
       10:30-11:30.
    ο SUPER GENTLE YOGA (CHAIR YOGA) w/Debbie - Uses chairs and other props to experience
       stretching and strengthening benefits of yoga regardless of your physical condition. Suitable for students
       with illness, injury or chronic pain who desire a slow pace. Yoga posses are modified for the chair and work
       all parts of the body to improve strength and mobility. Gentle stretching and breathing exercises are
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    designed to promote physical fitness. Fee for 12 sessions: $36.00 w/HPSI Card, $42.00 w/o Card. Taught
    by Debbie Martin. Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 12:15-1:15.
  ο GENTLE YOGA w/Debbie - Designed for students who prefer a more vigorous workout than Chair Yoga.
    Uses chairs and other props to help students practice beginning yoga poses and learn the principles of body
    alignment and breath awareness to reduce stress and increase movement and vitality. Combines warm-ups,
    basic postures, yoga breathing and guided deep relaxation for gentle stretching, strengthening and toning of
                CLASSES –JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008, continued
    the whole body. Bring your own mat. Fee for 12 sessions: $36.00 w/HPSI Card, $42.00 w/o Card. Taught
    by Debbie Martin. Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 1:30-2:30.
  ο LINE DANCE W/LYNN - Choose from a variety of skill levels and learn some great dance steps - and get
    exercise too! (Please talk to instructor Lynn Osborne if you are registering for an intermediate or advanced
    class and have not been in one of her classes before.) Fee for eight 1-hour sessions (8 weeks): $24.00. For
    seven 1_-hour sessions (7 weeks): $28.00. Add $6.00 w/o HPSI Card. Existing students given priority at
    registration.
        BEGINNERS - Begins Mon., Jan. 7 from 1:30-2:30. 8 weeks.
        ADV. BEGINNER: SECTION I - Begins Mon., Jan. 7 from 3:30-4:30. 8 weeks.
                               SECTION II - Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 2:00-3:00. 8 weeks.
        ADV. BEGINNER PLUS - Begins Wed., Jan. 9 from 1:00-2:00. 8 weeks.
        INTERMEDIATE: SECTION I - Begins Mon., Jan. 7 from 2:30-3:30. 8 weeks.
                               SECTION II - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 2:30-3:30. 8 weeks.
        ADVANCED - Begins Thurs., Jan. 10 from 10:00-11:30. 7 (1_-hr) sessions.
  ο PACE (People w/Arthritis Can Exercise) - PACE is a low-impact exercise program designed for older
    adults with limited joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Fee for 8 sessions: $22.00 w/HPSI
    Card, $26.00 w/o Card. Taught by Shirley Lloyd. Begins Thurs., Feb. 28 from 11:00-Noon.
  o SLIMNASTICS - This energized aerobic workout will focus on building strength, stamina and flexibility to
    keep you moving. It will be a combination of standing and mat work. There will also be a segment for abs
    and back included. Bands will be provided. You must bring a mat and your own weights. Fee for 8 sessions:
    $22.00 w/HPSI Card, $26.00 w/o Card. Taught by Shirley Lloyd. Begins Mon., Jan. 28 from 10:30-11:20.
  ο SQUARES, CIRCLES & CONTRA LINES – These forms of American folk dancing provide easy aerobic
    fitness, gait and balance and brain exercise and a fun way to meet new people. Contra dancing includes the
    same basic moves as square dancing. Most of the steps are a simple walk to the music. The caller helps
    everyone through the steps before the music starts and prompts the dancers during the dance. No partner or
    experience required – everyone is welcome! Fee for 10 sessions meeting once per week: $30.00 w/HPSI
    Card, $36.00 w/o Card. Taught by Flo Cadwell. Begins Mon., Dec. 31 from 9:00-10:30.
  ο STABILITY EXERCISE W/BALL - Utilize exercise ball to strengthen core as well as improve posture
    and flexibility. Class is sponsored by the J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Foundation from Suburban
    Hospital. Registration fee: $5.00. Exercise Balls are available for purchase through the instructor for
    $10.00. Taught by Matthew Rundell. Begins Mon., Jan. 7 from 9:00-10:00. 8 sessions.
• NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  ο DROP-IN / FEE CLASSES: Note: Please see instructor for exception dates.
     CHAIR EXERCISES: Designed for beginners and those seeking a less strenuous exercise. Fee: $2.00
        per class. Purchase coupons in office. Taught by Shirley Lloyd. Mondays from 11:30-12:15.
     CHAIRMASTER CHAIR EXERCISES: These drop-in exercise classes are designed for those just
        beginning an exercise routine and/or those looking for an exercise class that is less strenuous than the
        aerobic type classes. Fee: $1.00 for _-hour session - purchase coupons at the office. Taught by Joanne
        Zoladz. Fridays from 11:00-11:30. Begins Jan. 11.
     EASY FIT DANCING - A dance-style class designed to improve flexibility and balance. All routines
        can be done sitting or standing. Fee: $2.00 per class - purchase coupons in office. Taught by Marcia
        Young. Start any time, space permitting. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00-11:45.
     INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING - A repertoire of music and ethnic dances that will get you fit
        and at the same time, be fun. Taught by Sharon Katz, locally acclaimed folk-dance teacher and performer.
        Purchase $2.00 coupons at the front desk. Fridays from 11:00-12:00.
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  ο DROP-IN / FREE CLASSES: Note: Please see instructor for exception dates.
     TAI CHI - Increase your body’s awareness and improve your flexibility. Fun, easy & effective! Free.
      Meets Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:00-10:00, Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 & Thursdays, 9:00-10:30.
    ϒ WALK & TALK - Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-11:00. Heartwell nurse Anna Stokes, Suburban
      Hospital, leads an easy walk around the neighborhood (weather permitting). Meet in the lobby. FREE.
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                    CLASSES AND GROUPS DAY BY DAY – JANUARY
* New session begins * New (first time at Center)   ** Community Sponsored
*** Sponsored by Holiday Park Seniors, Inc.    **** Dept. of Recreation Classes and Camp Team Class
                                                                     MONDAY
*Stability Exercise Ball.............................. 9-10 ............... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
Squares, Circles & Contra Lines ................ 9-10:30 .......... Pre-reg. req. ***
*Basic Bridge I .......................................... 9:30-11:30 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
Behind the Headlines w/Frank ................... 10-11:30 ........ Drop-in. Free.
*Ceramics Workshop, Sec. C..................... 10-2 ............... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/14. ***
Slimnastics ................................................ 10:30-11:20 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Ends 1/14. ***
*Slimnastics .............................................. 10:30-11:20 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/28. ***
*Gentle Yoga w/Marisa ............................. 10:30-11:30 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
Digital Photography................................... 11-1 ............... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Meets 1/28. ***
Chair Exercises.......................................... 11:30-12:15 ... Drop-in. Fee. *** Buy $2.00 tickets in office.
*Intermediate Bridge I ............................... 1-3 ................. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Beginner ................. 1:30-2:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Intermediate I.......... 2:30-3:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Adv. Beginner I....... 3:30-4:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/7. ***
                                                                         TUESDAY
Tai Chi ...................................................... 9-10 ............... Drop-in. Free
Plant Care Group ....................................... 9-11:30 .......... Visit & enjoy. ***
*Watercolor Revisited, Sect. A .................. 9:30-12:30 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/15. ***
*Everybody Has a Story to Tell ................. 9:45-11:45 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/22. ***
Walk & Talk w/Anna................................. 10-11 ............. Drop-in. Free. Meet in Lobby.
Tuesdays at Ten......................................... 10-11 ............. Drop-in. Free. **
Chinese Brush Painting.............................. 10-12 ............. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/8. ***
*Welcome to the Internet........................... 10-12:30 ........ Pre-reg. req. Fee. Meets 1/22 & 1/29. ***
Easy Fit Dancing ...................................... 11-11:45 ........ Drop-in. Fee. *** Buy $2.00 tickets in office.
Lung Exercise Group ................................. 11-12 ............. Ongoing. Must reg. w/instructor.
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Practice ................... 1:30-2:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/8. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Intermediate II......... 2:30-3:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/8. ***
                                                                     WEDNESDAY
Chess Club ................................................ 9-12 ............... Exercise the mind. Drop-in. Free.
*Easy As ABC’s, Advance I ...................... 9:30-10:30 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
*Supervised Play ....................................... 9:30-11:30 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
RSVP Workshop ....................................... 10-12 ............. Make items for charities. Drop-in.
Computer Lab-Open Hours........................ 11-2 ............... Drop-in. Fee: (Buy $3.00 tickets at office.)
Update Your Computer.............................. 11 .................. Ongoing. Pre-reg. req. Fee. ***
*Ceramics Workshop, Sec. A .................... 10-2 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/16. ***
*Energizing Exercise ................................. 10:15-11:15 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
Tai Chi ...................................................... 10-11 ............. Free. Drop-In.
*Bone Building.......................................... 11:30-12:30 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
*Super Gentle (Chair) Yoga w/Debbie....... 12:15-1:15 ..... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
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Duplicate Bridge........................................ 12:45-3:30 ..... Sign up 12 noon. Fee. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Adv. Beg. Plus ........ 1-2 ................. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
* Gentle Yoga w/Debbie............................ 1:30-2:30 ....... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Adv. Beginner II ..... 2-3 ................. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/9. ***



                    CLASSES AND GROUPS DAY BY DAY – JANUARY
                                                                       THURSDAY
*Flexible Stretch & Strength...................... 9-10 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/10. ***
Tai Chi Chuan ........................................... 9:30-10:30 ..... Drop-in. Free.
*Beg. Conversational Spanish, Part 2......... 9:30-10:30 ..... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/10. ***
*Intermediate Bridge II.............................. 9:30-11:30 ..... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/10. ***
*Watercolor Revisited, Sect. B .................. 9:30-12 ......... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/17. ***
Walk & Talk w/Anna................................. 10-11 ............. Drop-in. Free. Meet in Lobby.
Photography Club ...................................... 10-11:30 ........ Drop-in. Free. 1st & 3rd Thursday.
*Line Dance w/Lynn, Advanced................ 10-11:30 ........ Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/10. ***
*Ceramics Workshop, Sec. B..................... 10-2 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/17. ***
*55 Alive................................................... 10-3 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Meets 1/31. **
*Beg. Conversational Spanish, Part 1......... 11-12 ............. Reg. req. Fee. Beg. 1/10. ***
Easy Fit Dancing ...................................... 11-11:45 ........ Drop-in. Fee. *** Buy $2.00 tickets at the office.
PACE (People w/Arthritis Can Exercise) ... 11-12 ............. Reg. req. Fee. ***
*Digital Photography................................. 11-1 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Meets 1/31. ***
Intermediate Spanish.................................. 1-2:30 ............ Reg. req. Fee. ***
Frank’s Show Dance.................................. 2:30-3:30 ....... Reg. req. Fee. Beg. 1/10. ***
                                                                           FRIDAY
Tai Chi ...................................................... 9-10 ............... Drop-in. Free.
Plant Care Group ....................................... 9-11:30 .......... Visit & enjoy. ***
*Bone Building.......................................... 10-11 ............. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/11. ***
*Easy As ABC’s, Advance II..................... 10-11 ............. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/11. ***
Writing with Frank .................................... 10-11:30 ........ Drop-in. Free.
Chess Club ................................................ 10-12 ............. Drop-in. Everyone welcome.
*55 Alive................................................... 10-3 ............... Reg. req. Fee. Meets 2/1. **
*Chair Exercise ......................................... 11-11:30 ........ Drop-in. Buy $1.00 tickets in office. *** Begins 1/11.
Easy As ABC’s, Beginner.......................... 11-12 ............. Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/11. ***
International Folk Dancing ........................ 11-12 ............. Drop-in. Fee. Buy $2.00 tickets in office. ***
*Energizing Exercise ................................. 11:30-12:30 ... Pre-reg. req. Fee. Begins 1/11. ***
Woodcarving ............................................. 1-3 ................. All levels welcome. Drop-in.
Pairs Party Bridge...................................... 1-3:30 ............ Sign-up begins at 12:45. Drop-in. Fee: $1.00. ***




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        CLASSES –JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008, continued from pg.9
COMPUTER EDUCATION
COMPUTER SKILLS
                              practice sessions and computer support with Bruce Longyear are available on
             Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Purchase $3.00 tickets at the front counter.
  o THE
  o See “Late Breaking News” at end of classes for Mind Fit Computer Program Demo.
  o DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Prerequisite: Ability to perform moderate to complex computer tasks and
    focus on the current subject while going back and forth between open programs using Windows XP, or ’98
    (2nd Ed.). Must bring to class: digital camera, USB cable, fresh set of batteries and AC adapter. Camera
    name and model will be needed on the registration sheet. Fee for two 2-hour sessions: $18.00 w/HPSI Card,
    $21.00 w/o card. Taught by Bruce Longyear. Meets Mon., Jan. 28 & Thurs., Jan. 31 from 11:00-1:00.
  ο UPDATE YOUR COMPUTER - Is your computer slow? Does it freeze and seem to have a mind of its
    own? Bring in your computer box/tower and have the operating system updated via Microsoft Windows
    Update website. If you have antivirus software it will be updated, too. This is a must for dial-up users and
    anyone whose computer has never been updated. Computer must be dropped off by 11:00 a.m. and left at
    Holiday Park until 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Bruce Longyear. Tickets: $35.00. Meets Wednesdays.
• INTERNET/EMAIL:
  ο WELCOME TO THE INTERNET - For those who have had some training and/or experience with the
    computer (use of the mouse and familiarity with Windows) and now want to expand their experience using
    the Internet. Fee for two 2_-hour sessions: $22.00 w/HPSI Card, $26.00 w/o Card. Taught by Harry
    Bennett. Meets Tues., Jan. 22 & 29 from 10:00-12:30.
ARTS, LANGUAGE & SPECIAL INTEREST
• CERAMICS WORKSHOPS - Held on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 10:00-2:00, Thurs. from 12:30-3:30. No
  instructor but experienced participants assist newcomers. Space limited. See the workshop coordinator.
  Participants buy their own greenware.
     Section A - Begins Wed., Jan. 16. 8 wks. $8 w/HPSI card/$9 w/o card.
     Section B - Begins Mon., Jan. 14. 6 wks. $6 w/HPSI card/$7 w/o card.
     Section C - Begins Thurs., Jan. 17. 8 wks. $8 w/HPSI card/$9 w/o card.
     Section D - Begins Fri., Jan. 18. 8 wks. $8 w/HPSI card/$9 w/o card.
• CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - Learn this beautiful and ancient art form. Fee for 10 sessions: $100.00
  w/HPSI Card, $120.00 w/o Card. Taught by Helene McCarthy. Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 10:00-12:00.
• EVERYBODY HAS A STORY TO TELL - Elizabeth Henley, NYU Professor, writer and story coach, will
  inspire participants to Telling Your Personal Story. Includes “notes” book, lots of prompts and in-class fun.
  Begins Tues., Jan. 22 from 9:45-11:45. Fee for 8 sessions: $24.00 w/HPSI Card, $28.00 w/o Card.
• BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH, Part 1 – This class will stress conversational tools such as
  useful questions and responses, vocabulary, some cultural information and necessary grammar to speak basic
  Spanish. Fee for 8 sessions: $10.00 w/HPSI Card, $12.00 w/o Card. Book additional. Taught by Linda Katz,
  Montgomery Country Spanish educator. Begins Thurs., Jan. 10 from 11:00-12:00.
• BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH, Part 2 – Continuation of Part 1. Students must have
  completed Part 1 to register. Fee for 8 sessions: $10.00 w/HPSI Card, $12.00 w/o Card. Book additional.
  Taught by Linda Katz, Montgomery Country Spanish educator. Begins Thurs., Jan. 10 from 9:30-10:30.

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• WATERCOLOR REVISITED - Learn how to enhance your work using dramatic light and shadow, different
  compositional vantage points, intense transparent colors, and experiment with other mediums in combination
  with your watercolors. Bring your own supplies to the first class. This class is NOT for beginners. Fee for 14
  sessions: $94.00 w/HPSI Card, $113.00 w/o Card. Taught by Geri Smith.
     Section A - Begins Tues., Jan. 15 from 9:30-12:00. 14 weeks.
     Section B - Begins Thurs., Jan. 17 from 9:30-12:00. 14 weeks.

                 CLASSES –JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008, continued
BRIDGE CLASSES - Present students have priority and classes are limited. Accepted students will be notified
by phone. Fee for 10 sessions: $40:00 w/HPSI Card, $48.00 w/o Card. Taught by Sunny Levin.
• BASIC BRIDGE I - Entry level. Learn the basics of bridge, bidding techniques and partnership
   communication. Starts Mon., Jan. 7 from 9:30-11:30.
• INTERMEDIATE I - Pre-requisite: Basic Bridge I & II. Concentrates on your bidding system and
   partnership communication, demonstrating how every bid is significant. Starts Mon., Jan. 7 from 1:00-3:00.
• INTERMEDIATE II - Pre-requisite: Intermediate I. Includes complete bidding system and the most popular
   conventions. Starts Thurs., Jan. 9 from 9:30-11:30.
• SUPERVISED PLAY - Pre-requisite: completion of all 50 lessons given at Holiday Park. 'Freebie hands' with
   consultation as requested. Starts Wed., Jan. 8 from 9:30-11:30.
ARTS & LEISURE CLASSES, DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION SPONSORED
   The following class(es) will be held at Holiday Park. Pre-registration required. The Winter “Guide to
Recreation & Leisure Services” is available in the lobby. It contains course descriptions, fees, and registration
forms. For information, please call 240-777-6870.
• DRAWING, FUN & EASY – Begins Fri., Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
• BALL ROOM PRACTICE AND PARTY (COUPLES) - Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
• LATIN SALSA (COUPLES) - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
• BALLROOM WEDDING DANCES (COUPLES) - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
• ISRAELI FOLK DANCE - Begins Sun., Jan. 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
• MIDDLE EASTERN BELLY DANCING - Begins Sun., Jan. 27 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
• CHA CHA - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 9:00-10:00 p.m.
• RUMBA (COUPLES) - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
• FOXTROT (COUPLES) - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
• SWING - Begins Tues., Jan. 8 from 9:00-10:00 p.m.
• KARATE-JUJITSU CLUB - Begins Fri., Jan. 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
For specific times and registration information for the following piano classes, please see the Winter Recreation
Guide or call 240-777-6870.
• GROUP PIANO, BEGINNER - Classes Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat. Begins Jan. 7, 8, 11 & 12.
• GROUP PIANO, ADVANCED BEGINNER - Classes meet Tues. and Sat. Begins Jan. 8 & 12.
• GROUP PIANO, INTERMEDIATE - Classes Mon., Tues., Fri. Begins Jan. 7, 8 & 11.
• GROUP PIANO, ADVANCED - Classes meet Tues. and Fri. Begins Jan. 8 & 12.
COMMUNITY SPONSORED CLASSES
• 55 ALIVE - Provides a brush-up on existing driving skills. Two-day workshop. Meets Thurs. & Fri., Jan. 31
  & Feb. 1 from 10:00-3:00 or Mon. & Fri., Feb. 25 & 29. Sponsored by AARP. Fee: $10.00 - check to AARP.
                                                  Late Breaking News
                 Mind Fit Computer Program Demo - Wed., Jan. 30 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
      Mind Fit is a scientifically proven computer program that helps improve brain functioning. The program
  involves using a computer, so participants must have a working computer (not more than 5 years old) and be
  comfortable using a mouse and understand basic functions like e-mail.
      Shawn Brennan, the Health Education Outreach Coordinator with HHS, will give a large-screen
  demonstration to help you decide if you would like to be part of this grant-funded study for older adults.
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      Sign-up at the Reception Desk.
                      ONGOING HOLIDAY PARK PROGRAMS
BEHIND THE HEADLINES WITH FRANK - This drop-in group meets every Monday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. to
discuss a wide variety of newsworthy topics.
CARD GAMES:
    • DUPLICATE BRIDGE - Wednesdays from 12:45 - 3:30. The fee is $3.00 per person.
       Entries sold upstairs near Room 25 beginning at 12 noon. ACBL sanctioned.
    • PAIRS PARTY BRIDGE - Fridays. Sign-up at 12:45 a.m. Play ends at 3:30 p.m. $1.00 fee.
    • PINOCHLE GROUP - Pinochle players meet on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
CHESS - Drop-in, Wednesdays from 9:00 - 12:00 and Fridays from 10-12:00.
COMPUTER LAB - Every Wednesday, 11-2, $3.00 - purchase ticket at Customer Service Desk.
Lab coordinator, Bruce Longyear, is available to address your computer concerns.
PHOTO GROUP - Meets Thursdays from 10:00-11:30. Everyone welcome.
PING PONG - Holiday Park’s one ping-pong table gets a lot of use by competitive players of every level.
Room 28 is open most every day. Players are asked to limit table play to 20 minutes when people are waiting.
PLANT CARE GROUP - Tuesday or Friday 9:00 a.m.-noon. Household plants for sale and free plant advice.
RSVP WORKSHOP - Wednesdays from 10-12. This Retired Senior Volunteer Program group makes a variety of
knitted and crocheted items for local hospitals, nursing homes, and children. For information, or to help, stop by the
library. Yarn donations appreciated.
SCRABBLE - Drop-in board game, Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
WOODCARVING - Meets most Fridays from 1-3. Drop in... Free.
WRITING WITH FRANK - Fridays from 10-11:30. Drop in and listen or share your writings.


                 CENTER HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES
             *** The programs/services listed below are all offered at Holiday Park unless noted otherwise.




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ASK THE PHARMACIST - Retired pharmacist                HEARTWELL NURSE - is here on Mondays & Thursdays
Stanley Cohen is here most Fridays from 10-12 to       from 10-2 and Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10-3 to discuss
answer prescription or over-the-counter medication     heart-related health concerns. Heartwell is sponsored by
questions. No appointment necessary.                   Suburban Hospital.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING -                             LUNG ASSOCIATION EXERCISE GROUP - Tues. from
Mon. 10-12, Wed. 10-12, & Fri. 10-12.                  11-12. Physician’s permission required. Call 301-384-9631.
COUNSELING SERVICE - Thursdays from                             POSITIVE AGING PROJECT- Tuesdays at TEN,
10:30 until 12:00. Montgomery County Seniors                    discussing older adult’s issues of family, health,
interested in speaking with a social worker            staying connected and finding ways to meet new friends and
regarding personal issues may drop in or make an       build relationships. Meets Tuesdays from 10 - 11 a.m.
appointment with Ginger Godshalk.                      SENIOR INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE - For info.
Call 240-777-4999 to schedule an appointment.          on County-wide services for seniors, call 240-777-3000.
HEARING ASSISTIVE DEVICES CENTER                       Appointments usually available here on Wednesdays. Senior
                                                       I&A case manager can provide information on housing,
                                                       health services and transportation.
                                                       SENIOR HEALTH INFORMATION PROGRAM
                               Call Lynn Perlroth at   (SHIP) Assists with health insurance claims, prescription
301-493-8279 for individual appointments.              drug plans & selecting supplemental health insurance. Call
HEARING AIDS, TROUBLE-SHOOTING -                       301-590-2819 for appt. A counselor is here on Weds. from
Audiologist Jane Kirksey is available to help you      10-12. Drop-ins welcome if no one else scheduled.
clean, adjust, and troubleshoot your hearing aid &     WIDOWED PERSONS SUPPORT GROUPS - Groups for
discuss any hearing aid related problems you may       persons widowed within the last two years. Pre-registration
have. Free, but call 301-946-2434 for appointment.     required. Please call 301-949-7398 for more information.



    COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS MEETING AT THE CENTER
AMC CANCER RESEARCH CENTER - General meeting Monday, Jan. 14 from 10:00-12:00
BATTZION HADASSAH - Next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 11:00-2:30 & Jan. 15 from 11:00-2:30.
BLALIK HADASSAH - General meeting Monday, Jan. 14 at 12:30.
                         Board Meeting Monday, Jan. 7 at 1:00.
B’NAI BRITH Wheaton Heritage Lodge - Board Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 1:30.
                                          General meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 1:30.
CHINESE AMERICAN SENIORS - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 10:00-12:30
                                      w/Group Leaders Jean Moy & Patrina Tso.
GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION - Next meeting Friday, Feb, 1 from 12:00-3:00.
IRANIAN SENIORS - Meets on Friday from 11:00-3:00.
YIDDISH CULTURE GROUP - Next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8 & 22 at 10:00-12:00.
Call Fanny Aisenberg for program information 301-649-7472.
         For more information on groups meeting here, leave your name and number at the front office.

                    COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
NEW SENIOR PROPERTY TAX CREDIT                             PHARMACY ASSISTANCE - The State of
-                                                          Maryland provides pharmacy assistance to senior
Montgomery County offers a property tax                    citizens based on yearly income and household size.
credit for homeowners of limited income and at least       For forms and info. call 1-800-492-1974.
70 years of age. For more information, call 1-800-944-     LEGAL SERVICES - are available free to seniors,
7403.                                                      age 60 and over. Legal Aid Bureau services include:
ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FORMS -In the Office of                  * Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
the Attorney General, Phone 301-470-7534 or                * Evictions, Public Housing
E-mail libr@mlis.stone.md.us. Download:                    * Services for Homebound
www.oag.state.md.us/healthpol/index.htm.                   * Individual rights & other legal issues.
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ENERGY ASSISTANCE - If you or someone you                       Call 301-560-2100 or 2101 on Mon., Tues., Thurs.
know is having difficulty in paying an energy bill, a           and Fri. between 2-4 p.m. only. For assistance with
Maryland program (the Electrical Universal Service              wills call the Maryland Senior Legal Hotline at 1-800-
Program) could provide needed assistance. Call toll-            999-8904 between 8:30 - 4:30 and ask for the low
free at 1-800-352-1446 or 1-800-925-4434 (TTY for               income 60 Plus Will Program.
hearing impaired) for an application or for more                CITIZENSHIP CLASSES - Sponsored by Baltimore
information.                                                    City Community College and the Maryland Office of
MVA DISABILITY PARKING APPLICATIONS                             New Americans. Call 410-580-2756 for information.
are available at our Customer Service Counter.

                                               FINGER TIP GUIDE
Aging & Disability Services -
  Senior Information Assistance ....240-777-3000                     Montg. Co. Information .................. 240-777-1000
Commission on Aging .....................240-777-1120                Nutrition ......................................... 240-777-3810
Department of Recreation Classes....240-777-6870                     Rockville Senior Center ................. 240-314-8800
Marg. Schweinhaut Sr. Center ........ 301-681-1255                   Sr. Programs Office. (M.C.) ............ 240-777-4925
                                                   New Holiday Park Numbers
Front Desk & Recorded Messages ....240-777-4999                 Carol Fuentevilla.............................. 240-777-4966
Holiday Park Nutrition......................240-777-4961        Sean Robbins ................................... 240-777-4967
Heartwell Nurse................................240-777-4998     Helen Abrahams............................... 240-777-4968
                                                                HPSI Voice Mail.............................. 240-777-6897

               CENTER SERVICES & GENERAL INFORMATION




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 ACCESS CARDS - Montgomery County                         HPSI MEMBERSHIP - Holiday Park
 Department of Recreation requires Community              Seniors, Inc. Special Membership Card
 Center participants to have q picture ID. People         allows you to receive reduced rates for
 attending activities or meetings at Holiday Park will    all classes and programs as well as entrée
 need to scan their Access Card when they arrive.         to special Holiday Park events. Along with those
 Stop by the Holiday Park's Customer Service              benefits, the $15.00 membership card helps to support
 Counter to pick up a registration form and request a     this flagship senior center. Apply at our Customer
 photo ID while you wait.                                 Service Counter.
CAMPBELL'S SOUP LABELS - are being collected              LOAN CLOSET OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT -
for the VFW National Home, an orphanage for the           Walkers & commodes available for short term loan
children of deceased veterans. Please bring your labels   (max. of 3 months). Call 240-777-4999. Fee $5.
to the Customer Service Counter.                          Wheel Chair loans are $10 per month, as available. A
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY - The                         $50 refundable deposit is required.
Department of Recreation offers reduced Recreation        MOBILE POST OFFICE - The Mobile Post Office
fees for lower income residents. If you require           hours are Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
financial assistance, see one of the staff.               Take a peek at the U.S. Postal Service Mobile Service
EYE GLASSES & HEARING AIDS WANTED -                       Center which offers stamps, mailing supplies and an
These items are collected for organizations which         array of mailing services.
recycle them to people who can’t afford them. Please      NOTARY SERVICES - By appointment only,
leave in box in lobby area.                               Therapeutic Recreation Office, Fee $1.
FILE OF LIFE is a program that provides medical           Call 240-777- 4992. Ask for Phil Smakula.
information to emergency/rescue personnel in an           OPERATING HOURS - Holiday Park is open Monday
emergency. File of Life contains emergency medical        thru Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
information attached to a magnet on the front of your     Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
refrigerator. These magnets are easily visible and may
save rescue personnel valuable time in an emergency.      PROGRAMS & SERVICES - Those that are not
Files are available at the Customer Service Counter.      directly sponsored by Montgomery County are not
                                                          endorsed by the Montgomery County Government.
GAMBLING PROHIBITED - Please remember that                Notices are provided solely for your information.
gambling is prohibited anywhere in the Holiday Park
Senior Center. No exceptions. Thank you for abiding       HPSI SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - HPSI offers
by this county law.                                       scholarships of $200.00 per year. Scholarships can be
                                                          used for any class or program sponsored by HPSI.
GIFT SHOP HOURS - Visit Holiday Park's Gift               Scholarships are available for those whose income is less
          Shop for some "retail therapy". You'll find     than $19,140.00 per year for one person and $25,660.00
          jewelry, collectables, seasonal items and       for a family of two. See staff for an application.
          toys for grandchildren, and ever so much
          more... Gift Shop hours are Mondays thru        SENIORS WITH DISABILITIES are encouraged to
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consignments are             participate in senior programs. Montgomery County is
accepted on Wednesday mornings only (except for           committed to complying with Americans with
jewelry (Tuesday mornings - 10 item limit).               Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need auxiliary aids,
                                                          services or program assistance in order to participate,
HOLIDAY PARK HI-LITES - To have the                       notification must be received no later than two (2) weeks
newsletter mailed to you, leave a stamped (75 cents),     prior to the start of the activity. Contact the Mainstream
self-addressed long business envelope at the office.      Facilitator at 240-777-4925,
                                                          TTY 240-777-6974.



                       SENIOR NUTRITION / LUNCH NEWS
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                                 The Montgomery County Senior Nutrition Program
                                    Melanie R. Polk, MMSc, RD, FADA, Nutritionist
                                 Holiday Park Center Lunch Site Manager Helen Horton
•   Lunch and bus reservations MUST be made at least two working days in advance. Cancellations may be made
    directly with the Site Manager (no later than 2 p.m. the day before), or you may call 240-777-4961
    (please note changed number) ONLY Monday thru Friday.
•   Cost of the meal is $6.13 For persons age 60 and over and spouse of any age, a voluntary contribution is
    requested. Contributions are used to purchase more meals. Please contribute as much as possible.
•   There is no saving of tables or chairs. Personal items placed on tables/chairs prior to 11:00 am will be removed.
•   Participants on the waiting list may sit at a table if space is available (they will be called separately). but only
    participants who have reservations should come up when their table is called.
•   Milk, coffee or tea is served with every meal (1% fat or skim milk is available). Each meal provides 1/3 of
    nutrients needed every day and are made with minimal fat or salt; gravies are fat-free, soups made from scratch.
    Fruit is available in place of rich desserts.
                                        JANUARY 2008 MENU
                                       Lunch is served Mon. - Fri. at 12 noon
      MONDAY                 TUESDAY              WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                  FRIDAY
                             Center closed             2-Stew            3-Minestrone Soup            4-Creole
                            New Years Day          Beef-Veg-Potato       Tuna Salad Sandw             Chicken
     7- Cheese Ravioli      8- Tomato Soup          9-BBQ Chicken           10-Baked Scrod          11- Beef Tips
     w/Tomato Sauce       Turkey-Salad Sandw
        14- Turkey         15-Salmon Patties        16-Veg. Soup             17-Chicken             18-Lasagna
         Tetrazzini                               Hamburger on Bun         Country Captain            Rollups
            21-Closed        22-Roast Beef         23-Roast Turkey          24-Meatloaf          25-Broccoli Soup
             MLK Day            Gravy                  Gravy                                     Tuna Salad Sandw
    28-Chicken-Tomato      29-Shepherd’s Pie       30-Baked Scrod          31-Three-Bean
      Bake w/Rotini                                                            Chili


                          TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 RIDE FREE ON RIDE-ON BUS - 9:30 am                               ACCESSIBLE PARKING APPLICATIONS
 to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday for seniors & people with         FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - Avail.
 disabilities. Seniors must be 65 years and older and have a      at the Customer Service Counter.
 valid Metro Senior ID card or Medicare card with photo ID.       METRO ACCESS now provides door-to-door
 Persons with disabilities must have a Metro Disabled ID          service for persons with disabilities who cannot
 card. Applications are available at the Holiday Park             use regular public transportation and have been
 Customer Service Counter.                                        certified eligible. A guide to Metro Access and
 BUS TOKENS Bus tokens will soon be eliminated due to             applications will be sent to you by calling
 anticipated extended hours of Ride-on buses. While tokens        301-562-5360.
 are available - participants arriving before 9:15 or staying     TRANSPORTATION TO HOLIDAY PARK
 after 3:15 may receive 1 token for a return trip to HP.          There is limited transportation available. If you or
 CALL - N - RIDE - This County program offers subsidized          someone you know needs transportation to
 taxi trips for low income seniors who may purchase up to         Holiday Park, leave your name, address, & phone
 two monthly $50.00 value coupon books at a reduced rate          number at the Customer Service Counter and you
 based on income. Individuals with income up to $20,000           will be notified when your application has been
 per year are eligible. Call 301-948-5409 for more info.          processed. The para-transit bus serves specific
 and/or to have an application mailed to you.                     communities generally within a 2_ -3 mile radius
                                                                  of Holiday Park.


                            February              2008          Lectures,          Learning           &
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                  Programs begin at 1:15 p.m. and Dance Club Friday is 1:15-3:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
                                   A fee *and/or **pre-registration is associated with this program.
*BINGO - Fee: $1.00 for two cards. Nutrition site manager calls the numbers ................................                   Fri., Feb. 1
       SINGER/GUITARIST STEVE GELLMAN – FREE. Singing American folk songs..........                                            Mon., Feb. 4
*FRUITS & VEGETABLES: More Matters -Rebecca Davis, Nutritionist and Food Educator                                              Tues., Feb. 5
Registration is required and space is limited for this program. There will be food tasting.
FRANCE - Roger Lansdorf shows highlights of nine trips to Provence, Burgandy, Bordeaux & Alsace. ...                           Wed., Feb., 6
CHINESE NEW YEAR - A lecture by Dr. Charles Yang about Chinese holidays and traditions....                                     Thurs., Feb. 7
*DANCE CLUB FRIDAY - Music by Mike Surratt. FEE: $5.00 at the door, $3.00 w/ HPSI card..                                       Fri., Feb. 8
Join us for a heart healthy dance with heart healthy refreshments at the break.                                                1:15-3:15 p.m.
LIFESTYLE CARE FOR HEART HEALTH - Dr. Mark Milner .............................................................                Mon., Feb. 11
Sponsored by Suburban Hospital, this lecture will discuss how older adults can “measure up” to heart
healthy guidelines. Medications & new treatments for heart disease will also be discussed.
MARYLAND PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - Center Closed for VOTING .................................                                     Tues., Feb. 12
       JOHNNY MERCER - Part 3 of a lecture and listening program by Irv Chamberlain ............                               Wed., Feb. 13
          *HAPPY VALENTINES DAY -Music and refreshments. Tickets: $2.00.                                                       Thurs., Feb. 14
            Music by JP McDERMOTT & THE WESTERN BOP: RED HOT ROCKABILLY!
        SINGER/GUITARIST ELLIS WOODWARD - FREE. More Marvelous Music! .............                                             Fri., Feb. 15
PRESIDENTS DAY - Center Closed..............................................................................................   Mon., Feb. 18
ERNANI - An Opera with Irv Nurik program. This great Verdi opera DVD is hosted by C. Heston.                                   Tues., Feb. 19
HEART HEALTHY FOOD – Sponsored by Adventist HealthCare ...............................................                         Wed. Feb. 20
THE VALUE OF DISAGREEMENT - A HP Think Tank reading and discussion program ..........                                          Thurs., Feb. 21
 Facilitator Gerald Schneider, Ph.D. leads the discussion. Readings are available at registration 2/1.
*DANCE CLUB FRIDAY - FEE: $5.00 at the door, $3.00 w/ HPSI card.......................................                         Fri., Feb. 22
 Music by the John Brown Band w/ singer Dolly Bennof.                                                                          1:15-3:15 p.m.
        MUSIC BY SINGER/PIANIST FRANK PLUMER – FREE, Sponsored by HPSI. ..........                                             Mon., Feb. 25
COSMETIC SURGERY: The Potential Or the ADDICTION - Ivy Plastic Surgery Assoc. ........                                         Tues., Feb. 26
The possibilities are almost endless. Well trained plastic surgeons practice Botox treatments,
chemical peels, chin and cheek implants, ear, eyelid & nose surgery, facelifts, breast lifts,
reductions, augmentations & for the male - gynecomastia. For our bodies there are tucks, laser
resurfacing & liposculpture. How much risk is too much? Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital.
THE STAR CHAMBER - A Movies with Messages program with Gerald Schneider.....................                                   Wed., Feb. 27
MOUNTAIN ROADS & OVERSEAS HIGHWAYS - Modern Marvels, Hist. Channel program .                                                   Thurs., Feb. 28
*DANCE CLUB FRIDAY - FEE: $5.00 at the door, $3.00 w/ HPSI card.......................................                         Fri., Feb. 29
 Music by the Mark Hanak.                                                                                                      1:15-3:15 p.m.

                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS
pg. 1 ..................Front Page                          pg. 14..............Ongoing / Ctr Health & Counseling
pgs. 2 & 3 ........January 1:15 p.m. Programs               pg. 15..............Community Organizations, Resources /
pgs. 4, 5 & 6 .....Special Programs                                             Finger Tip Guide
pg. 7 ..................Announcements / Inclement Weather   pg. 16..............Center Services & General Information
pg 8 & 9 ..........January/February Classes                 pg. 17..............Nutrition/Menu / Transportation
pgs. 10 & 11 .....January Groups & Classes                  18 & 19 .........Advertising
pgs. 12 & 13 .....January/February Classes continued        pg. 20..............Upcoming in February / Table of Contents




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