Programs and Services for Adults and Seniors
Adult Literacy Class
According to the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) Neighborhood Statistics, the Hampden, Medfield, and Remington neighborhoods have almost a 14 percent high school dropout rate. For individuals without a high school diploma, employment opportunities are extremely limited, and are typically restricted to hourly, minimum wage jobs. In fact, high school graduates earn on average $7,200 more annually than those who have not received a high school diploma.
The Family Center in partnership with Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation) provides Adult Basic Education classes to promote literacy — including reading, writing, and math. These classes provide Hampden residents the opportunity to strengthen their literacy skills and prepare for the GED class and exam. We work with adults aged 18 and above. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30–8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks per session. Four sessions are held per year. Call the Family Center for more information: 410-467-8710.
Led by Poindexter Solutions, this free class will cover Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 over the course of six weeks. This class is intended for beginners and will take place on Wednesday 5:30–6:30 p.m. Space is very limited. Please call 410-467-8710 for more information.
NEW: Life Balance/Weight Management
Life Balance/Weight Management. This FREE 16-week, one hour per week class focuses on helping participants to make healthy lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes have been known to decrease the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. The program is facilitated by a registered nurse who will help support participants to make positive health changes. Topics include effective ways to lose and maintain weight loss, healthy eating, fitness and exercise, coping skills, problem solving, and stress management. Classes meet on Wednesday from 2–3 p.m. and run through December 31, 2015. Call the Family Center for more information: 410-467-8710.
This event is one of the most established and popular Family Center programs. Held the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior Luncheons provide a place for Hampden seniors to congregate and share in fellowship.
This program provides a perfect opportunity for other organizations and social outreach services to talk to seniors and provide them with health and wellness information. Most importantly (to the seniors) the meal is followed by Bingo and a chance to laugh and win prizes. Please call the Family Center at 410-467-8710 to reserve your seat.
Fitness for 50+
Get in shape with an exercise class for those 50 and older! Led by a trained professional from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, classes are every held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.