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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pink Slime in Columbia?!!

         Seeing the sight above made me think that I may have discovered where beef manufacturers had dumped their "pink slime."  After looking around I found the more benevolent cause of the "pink slime."
 Can anyone guess where I saw this "pink slime?"

I have always felt that getting your child to be a reader was all you had to do to guarantee their success in school.  One of the best ways to do this is to get them involved in the HoCo Library's "Battle of the Books."  Check out a Battle of the Books event April 20th 

P.S. 2
Volunteer and Free Movie! 
Earth Day 2012: Plant a tree and view a free movie at the Robinson Nature Center. Come plant 215 trees and shrubs this Sunday from 1-4 pm. Participants can take a break and watch one of the free screenings of the full dome film “Dynamic Earth” to relax after their hard work. Interested? Call Brian Campbell at 410-313-0406.  
P.S. 3
 The Opting for Independence program in Howard County is looking for adults over age 65, with an annual household income under $50,000, willing to give a confidential interview as part of an “Aging in Place” study. Participants will describe, in their own words, their experiences with the aging process and their thoughts about remaining in the home of their choice. 

The report will paint a picture of older adults that have chosen to remain at home and the supports they draw on to maintain the quality of life important to them. These stories will help Howard County and other Maryland communities understand ways to help older adult meet their goals to age in place.  All interviewees will receive a copy of the final report.  

This activity is part of a larger project, Opting for Independence, offered by The Coordinating Center and the Howard County Office on Aging.  

The interview will be: 
·         Done with adults over age 65 living in zip codes 21043, 21044, 21045 or along the Route 1 corridor between Elkridge and North Laurel
·         Confidential – all names and identifying information will be omitted in the final report 
·         Conducted by a trained community volunteer in the person’s home, taking about 75 minutes
·         Scheduled in May and June at the convenience of the interviewee

In order to help older adults to remain living at home, we need to better understand
“real stories” and “real situations”….from people like you

                                                            To find out more, contact:
Anne Arrington at 410-313-6006 and
Rusty Toler at 443-285-1460 and

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