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The Central Florida Aging in Place Chapter will present, “Aging Well,” a one-day seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando. Seminar registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for $20, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register or for more information, call Robyn at 407-629-9242 or visit www.naipc.org.

The Orlando Museum of Art is hosting the first Alzheimer’s Poetry Day, a celebration of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit www.alzpoetry.org.

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The city of Maitland Senior Center Knitting and Crochet group meets every Monday morning at 10 a.m.

The Winter Park Police Department is offering a new Lock Box Program, similar to a realtor’s lock box, a key to your residence would be stored in a metal storage device in an undisclosed location for emergency personnel to access and gain quick entry to your home. For more information, or to find out if you qualify, call 407-599-3311 or visit www.wppd.org.

The city of Maitland Senior Center Knitting and Crochet group meets every Monday morning at 10 a.m. The group makes items needed by the Cancer Center at the Florida South Hospital and the Winter Park Baby Place. Call Mari Smith at 407-539-6251 for more information.

HSCF New Age Group invited all the children and grand children from the local community to celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 12. Before the event, the Group had invited children nationwide and from India to submit their essays for a competition organized for this special event. The winners are:

Elementary School 1st Prize: Annika Thakker

Middle School 1st Prize: Sunaina Kapur

High School 1st Prize: Rashi Kelluru

The winning entries will soon be posted at the HSCF website, www.hindutempleorlando.org

Line dance classes from easy to intermediate levels are offered for all ages and sexes from 10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Azalea Lane tennis recreation center for a $5 donation per class. Call instructor Pauline at 407-366-0265 or 321-217-7595 for more information.

This month’s Counsel for Caregivers Seminar presentation focuses on “options in home care” given by Marsha Lorenz from Seniors First. This free seminar is from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Downtown Orlando Public Library, 3rd Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd. Lunch is provided for the first 50 people to RSVP to 407-836-7446 or officeonaging@ocfl.net.

The public is invited to a resource fair from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and a transportation for disadvantaged riders forum from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, both are at Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St. Call 407-481-5672 ext. 315 for more information.

The Alzheimer Resource Center’s 17th Annual Caregiver Educational Conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Tuscawilla Country Club. For more information, call 407-843-1910 or visit www.alzheimerresourcecenter.org.

Visit Columbia.news21.com/2010/ to see how Columbia University’s News21 team traveled to the Los Angeles suburbs, the Montana wilderness and more to report on the demographic shift as the U.S. becomes a more elderly nation.

Spanish Consumer Health Website, www.CuidadodeSalud.Gov, is a new Spanish website by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help consumers connect to information and resources.

The report “Population Aging and the Use of Office-based Physician Services” was just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To download, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db41.htm.

The Minnesota Gerontological Society has produced a 1-hour documentary on driving safety and using alternative transportation options. To order copies or download the discussion guide, visit www.seniortransportation.easterseals.com.

The national Senior Community Service Employment Program is a community service and work-based program for low-income individuals (age 55+) who are unemployed. The AARP Foundation operates the Central Florida Chapter. To contact the local office, call 407-852-1608.

Recommended Reading: “Enrich Your Caregiving Journey” by Margery Pabst and Rita Goldhammer.