Category Archives: Aging and Elderhood

2016 Feb & March Classes at Sandy Spring Museum

Also check out the creative writing from our Winter Gift Workshop, click on Creativity and then Writing

Aging Well With Friends Intergenerational Workshops at the Museum

2016 Creative Winter Explorations for All ages

Each workshop is being held twice to give more people a chance to attend.

All smiles
All smiles

Exploring the meaning of Home: The Art and Meaning of deeply seeing the places we live
February 27, 2016, afternoon class, 1PM-3PM
March 19, 2016, morning class 10:00am – 12:00pm
Participants of all ages are invited to attend just one of these events or both.
Cost: 20$ for Adults, free for seniors and students
To register contact Carol Cober email:, phone: 240-418-5603

Description: Explore how creative expression using mixed media, creative writing and art journaling can help us understand more about the place we call home throughout the lifespan. Learn how the unique history of the place in Sandy Spring connects with our own personal meaning about our heart-home. Open to all-ages.

2016 Mid week-Opportunities for those who share care

Creative explorations for caregivers: Keeping more joy during times of stress
Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 1-2:30 – to be rescheduled
Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 1-2:30
Cost: $20 for adults-Free for seniors over 65 and students
To register contact Carol Cober email:, phone: 240-418-5603

Description: Explore art practices in mixed media and collage and guided writing exercises to find how creative expression can help you to claim more joy when under caregiver stress. For all ages of caregivers young moms and dads, older caregivers or others curious about this learning.


This page will have news and tips for caregivers.

Alzheimers Caregiving

Here’s a page with many tips for people giving care to people with Alzheimers.  Click here to access the page.

Family Caregiving

Click to access Family and home caregiving resources from AARP

Getting Paid-For Caregiving

Click to access How to find paid help for caregiving

Caregiver Do’s and Don’ts for new caregivers

Click to access 8 rules for new caregivers 

Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council – click on the service name

National Family Caregiver Support Program – info on available services, assistance locating resources, financial assistance for respite care, education and supplemental services.

Maryland Access Point (MAP) – a gateway for older adults and those with disabilities. Info and assistance to allow one to stay in one’s home and plan for future needs.  State partners include MD Dept of Aging, Disabilities & Health & Mental Hygiene, also Centers for Independent Living.

MD Technology Assistance Program – helps families get assistive technologies such as wheelchairs, adapted technologies, ramps and other home modifications.

Office of Adult Services Respite Care Program – provides a break to family caregivers, caring for an adult or child with disability or chronic health need.



New Aging information, theories and alliances

  • An Engagement Announcement
    An Engagement Announcement
  • Garden Festival
    Garden Festival
  • Red Hat Party
    Red Hat Party
  • Couple being together
    Couple being together
  • School Choir
    School Choir
  • At the Festival
    At the Festival
  • hoop toss
    hoop toss
  • Earth Day Festival
    Earth Day Festival
  • Taking care of the trees

Resources on Aging Well

Please note, all resources are for information purposes only and should not be construed as recommendations or advertisements.

Quaker Aging Resources
Resources from a collaboration between New York and PA Yearly Meetings. These resource pamphlets on a variety of topics cover many topics both for the aging and for people who care for them.

ABA/AARP Checklist for my Family, A guide to my history, financial planning and final wishes

Innovative Views on Dynamic Aging – what cutting edge thought leaders are saying

  • Conscious Aging Alliance – The Conscious Aging Alliance is a growing network of diverse organizations, each using its own distinctive approaches to support those who are committed to an empowering vision for their later life chapters and are willing to devote themselves to making their potential a reality.
  • Village Network
  • Transition Towns

World Health Report on Aging and Health for 2015 – reports that aging population will double by 2050.  The world will live with a bigger aging population than ever before in history.  This is a worldwide problem, not just a problem in the USA.

TED talk by Jared Diamond
“There’s an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It’s no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders — some better, some worse — and suggests we all take advantage of experience.”


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