Coaching and Connecting

Coaching and Connecting By Leah Lancione Grandparenting expert Susan Adcox says, “Grandparents probably fall roughly into three categories: those who love sports, those who somewhat interested in them and those who are totally indifferent to sports but love their grandchildren.” If you fall into any of those categories, consider getting more involved in your grandchild’s […]

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Getting Involved is Good for Your Health

BAY VOLUNTEERS Getting Involved is Good For Your Health By Tanya St. John Arundel Lodge is a nonprofit organization located in Edgewater. It provides treatment services and programs for men, women, young people and their families living with mental health and substance use disorders — serving about 3,000 community members. Volunteers from the community provide […]

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Hope Full Holidays

Hope Full Holidays By Leslie Hunt Chesapeake Life Center offers specialty workshops throughout the year to help participants honor grief while at the same time exploring personal growth and effective coping strategies. We also offer two seminars near the holidays titled Hope Full Holidays since this can be a sensitive time when many of us ask […]

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Colorful Gardens, Fountains Add Beauty to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s New Home

Colorful Gardens, Fountains Add Beauty to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s New Home By Leslie Hunt The Hospice of the Chesapeake relocated in July 2013 to a seven-acre property in Pasadena, where a renovated three-story patient services building surrounded by sustainable gardens and flowing fountains has become its permanent home. The relocation of the administrative office […]

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Operation Welcome Home Maryland

OPERATION WELCOME HOME MARYLAND Patriotism in Action By Joanne R. Alloway        If you haven’t experienced the joy of greeting, welcoming and thanking returning service members back to American soil after deployments, you are missing out on something very patriotic. Recently my friend Elizabeth and I went to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to experience […]

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference By Kamilah Tadlock             Volunteering during the holidays is a great way to show the community and your loved ones how much you care. Every year, there are hundreds of people in Maryland who are not able to give presents to their children on Hanukkah or cook a turkey for a Christmas […]

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Oyster Restoration

Oyster Restoration By Bob Whitcomb Saving the Bay is such an overwhelming concept that it’s difficult to  know where to begin, let alone do something significant to contribute to the effort. When governors and 10-year programs don’t succeed, it can be frustrating for the individual to believe that installing a rain barrel or cutting back […]

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Hospice Seeks Volunteers for Key Roles

HOSPICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR KEY ROLES By Leslie Hunt Hospice of the Chesapeake needs volunteers to advance its mission of improving the quality of life for those experiencing advanced illness or bereavement through compassionate support and education. If you would like to share any of these skills and be part of the hospice experience, please […]

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Now that You Have all That Free Time . . .

    Now that You Have all That Free Time … By Maureen Smith There are those so wedded to their jobs that they dread retirement. Others count the days when more time will be available to enjoy travel, gardening, quilting, afternoon bridge, enrichment classes, golf, tennis, yoga, painting, more time with grandchildren or elderly […]

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Prevent Heart Trouble: Volunteer!

 Prevent Heart Trouble: Volunteer! If you don’t have any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble. — Bob Hope By Leah Lancione Bob Hope’s sentiment was quite accurate. Volunteering is beneficial not only to the people and community who receive the service or charity, but to the volunteer’s self-worth as well. […]

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Rotarians Park Cars

Rotarians Park Cars By Buzz Stillinger   Naval Academy home football games attract thousands of cars to the stadium on Rowe Boulevard for each home game in Annapolis. Many fans come early and set up tailgate parties. Without some strict organization, there would be chaos, hot tempers and inefficient use of the parking spaces. To […]

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Angels from the Caring Collection

Angels from the Caring Collection By Marion Kay On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays there are several cars parked near a home on North Harbor Court in the quiet Annapolis community of Saefern. A welcoming sign greets you at the front door of the two-story home. After entering you walk downstairs to the basement, which is […]

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Making a Difference for Women and Families in Anne Arundel County

Making a Difference for Women and Families in Anne Arundel County By Julie Crudele Anne Arundel Women Giving Together Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) began in 2005 when a small group of local women who believed that substantial change can be achieved in small financial increments, came together to make a difference in the […]

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PEACE CORPS: SENIORS ARE SHOWING UP

   Peace Corps:  Seniors Are Showing Up By Tricia Herban  Remember the old expression, “Join the Navy to see the world?”  That’s a good slogan and self-explanatory.  But what about the Peace Corps?  Recently, the Peace Corps came to Annapolis on a recruiting trip and OutLook had the opportunity to speak with two regional recruiters, […]

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Are Your Ideal?

  Secrets of Healthy Aging—Are You IDEAL? Insight into Determinants of Exceptional Aging and Longevity By Karen Steward            Why do some people reach age 80 or 90 and older free of physical and cognitive disease?  National Institute of Aging (NIA) researchers on the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA) are exploring this question through […]

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Inspire Lifelong Learning with Travel

  Inspire Lifelong Learning with Travel By Leah Lancione   Time for a winter getaway? While jaunts to nearby Ocean City or Rehobeth last summer had their signature charm, you may be longing for an inspiring tour of someplace new. Well, Road Scholar, the not-for-profit travel service, offers educational trips to all 50 states and […]

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Partners in Care: A Way to Give and Receive

Partners in Care: A Way to Give and Receive A physician who has late-stage multiple sclerosis is being helped by a kind Partners In Care (PIC) volunteer to adapt her computer for use with one hand so she can read journals on the Internet and maintain her certification. An older woman lives with her two […]

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