Overlea Senior Center - Baltimore MD
Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center is an active, lively center that provides activities and services for seniors age 60 and over. We welcome you to the center! Read about all of the exciting happenings in our monthly newsletter, "The Shooting Star News". From Line Dancing to Current Events These activities include line dancing, ceramics, tole painting, oil painting, aerobics, tai chi, computers, current events, needlepoint, bingo, crafts, cards, billiards, quilting, stained glass, bowling, yoga, water aerobics and a choral group. We also offer trips, parties and special events throughout the year. There are no membership fees to join the center, but there may be charges for some classes and activities. The Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center is one of 20 senior centers operated by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. The Department of Aging and the Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center Council work together to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the center. Volunteer Opportunities There are many volunteer opportunities at the center. Volunteers are needed for front desk receptionists, lunch servers and clean-up, teachers, officers, clerical, gardening, party chairs, and more. The center council also sponsors several service projects including newborn hats, lap robes for nursing home residents, food baskets for the needy, a mitten tree and aluminum can and pull tab collection! We have a federally sponsored Eating Together lunch at noon each day. There is a community outreach worker assigned to Overlea Senior Center and is available on the last Friday of the month from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. An appointment can be made by calling 410- 887-5128 for other times. The community outreach worker is able to help county seniors connect to services they may need such as Meals on Wheels, property tax credit forms, financial help in emergency situations, etc. The SHIP Counselor (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program) is available by appointment only to help people resolve health insurance issues. Please call the center at 410-887-5220 for an appointment. Started in 1975 Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center began as a two-day per week program sponsored by Saint Michael's Catholic Church in 1975. Baltimore County assumed sponsorship of the program as one of its Lunch Plus Sites and later expanded the program to three days per week. In 1979, the operation was extended to five days per week and it became a Baltimore County Senior Center with June McCauley as the first center director and Milton Simms as the first council president. The center continued to meet in the church. Finally, after a great deal of planning and work, the building of our current site was begun with the groundbreaking ceremony on June 7, 1988. We moved into our new 6,000-square foot building in the summer of 1989 and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 22, 1989. The new building has been the site for many wonderful programs and fellowship! From a group of 25 people in 1975 to over 400 today, we continue to offer programs and to grow to meet the needs of seniors in the new century!