Although there were plenty of things to do in Columbia/HoCo yesterday, the high point for me was picking up my latest Corinna Chapman mystery at the East Columbia Branch of the Howard County Library. As I arrived a sign caught my eye:
It made me smile, thinking of all the good folks who had advocated for this. It also made me think.
I am now, and have been for some time, in the 50+ category and yet I have never walked through the doors of this friendly-looking center.
Probably because I perceive that it is not for me, or I want to believe I’m “too young” for 50+ center. Is this vanity? Maybe. Is it a lack of understanding of what the Center is all about?
I took a look at the page on the Howard County website that describes 50+ centers. Here’s a brief look at their offerings:
- Exercise and fitness classes
- Educational opportunities
- Social and recreational activities
- Volunteer opportunities
- Congregate meals (lunch)
- Kindred Spirits Social Club (for people with early stage memory loss)