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Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council as they host the 2011 POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony in the City Hall Rotunda located at 400 S. Orange Ave., downtown Orlando, at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The ceremony is being conducted by the Cadets of AFROTC Detachment 159 from the University of Central Florida.

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is hosting its fifth annual signature fundraising event, “Black Tie From the Waist High,” from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, featuring dinner and auctions. All proceeds benefit caregivers, who come to ADRC for resources and support. As the event’s name indicates, suggested attire is formal above the waist and casual wear waist down. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $100. The event is located at Hilton Altamonte Springs, 350 S. Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs. Contact Lorraine Gismondi at 407-843-1910 or lorraine@ADRCcares.org

Maitland Senior Center September activities

There are no classes on Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day.

Starting Sept. 2, join Patricio every Friday in September at 11 a.m. for Zumba Gold. This Zumba class is geared toward seniors and is a ton of fun! Cost of the class is $6 to the teacher.

Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in September at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in September at 10 a.m. Bring your current project and have some fun!

Join us every Monday in September at 1 p.m. for our conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends.

Join Suzanne every Tuesday in September at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Cost of the class is $6 to the teacher.

Join Esther every Tuesday in September at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.

Join Harvey every Tuesday in September at 10:30 a.m. for Bridge lessons.

Join us every Tuesday in September at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be fluent in Spanish.

Join Ann every Friday in September for Recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specifics on this class.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. for Brown Bag Bunko! Bring your lunch and play for fun! This event is sponsored by Visiting Angels and Colonial Medical Supplies. Please sign up to play!

The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at www.itsmymaitland.com.

The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). For more information, contact 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit http://www.FLORIDASHINE.org

Orange County Commission On Aging Newsletter, September 2011

Free senior pets for seniors — To celebrate being honored as one of the top 50 shelters through the ASPCA $100K Challenge, the Orange County Animal Services Division is offering free adoptions of senior pets (cats and dogs age 6 and older) to individuals ages 55 and older. For more information, call 407-254-9140 or visit www.ocnetpets.com

Twelfth Annual Caregiver Forum: “25 Years of Caring” — Sept. 8-10 at Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa. $75 registration. Call: 407-423-5311.

Identity Theft Seminar — Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sector II, 11000 Lake Underhill Road. RSVP to 407-254-7389 or Helen.Johnston@ocfl.net.

Public Input Wanted — On the “2012 Area Plan” for the Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida is Friday, Sept. 23 at noon at 2100 E. Michigan St., second floor conference room. For info, call 407-514-1800.

Annual “Listen to a Life” Essay Contest — Open to youth ages 8-18 years who interview a grandparent or grandfriend about their life’s hopes, dreams and challenges. The contest starts Sunday, Sept. 11, National Grandparents Day. Get details at www.legacyproject.org/contests/ltal.html

Elder Abuse Study — The MetLife Mature Market Institute just released a study that determines the extent and consequences of elder financial abuse. Visit www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2011/mmi-elder-financial-abuse.pdf

“Win & Do Good” contest encourages volunteers to share their inspiring stories. To sign up, go to http://aarp.promo.eprize.com/createthegood/

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