•SPRING Bereavement Group. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Find comfort in this short-term group for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. Nominal fee. Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.

•Walking Club. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

•Zumba Gold. Mondays, 10 a.m. Eight classes for $43.

Office on Aging

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-5980.

•Maryland Access Point (MAP) — Part of the Howard County Office on Aging, is an information and assistance gateway for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers and professionals. Information on respite and home care, long-term care, in-home evaluation, aging in place and home modifications, retirement and planning for the future, Medicare and health insurance, chronic-disease management, housing, transportation, income management, and legal services. Appointments are conducted at the Columbia office, senior centers or in your home, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact MAP at the number above, map@howardcountymd.gov or http://www.howardcountyaging.org.

Senior Adult Summer Institute

May 28, 29, 30 and 31, 9:30 a.m. Join for a day of "learning for the love of it" on the Howard Community College campus. Focus on a single topic in the humanities and the arts, featuring such topics as archaeology, art and culture, literature, and history. Pick up a registration packet at the Bain Center or Recreation and Parks headquarters. This is co-sponsored with Howard Community College. 410-313-7311. Ages 18-59, $18; ages 60 and older, $15.

Social GroupFor Singles 50+

Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee and snack. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-997-0739.


Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks, unless otherwise noted. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-7279.

•Georgetown Gardens and Luncheon. Wed., May 15, 9 a.m. Begin with a tour of Tudor Place followed by a Victorian tea luncheon. Ages 55 and older. $85.

•Wednesday in Washington. May 29, 9 a.m. Enjoy visiting museums and historical cites. Ages 55 and older. $45.


Second and fourth Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Volunteers needed to sing or play an instrument for the elderly at the Lorien Health Center. All ages welcome. Tim Belton, 410-730-6006, 410-908-7805 or vesselbelton@yahoo.com.