Connecting our Community

September 9, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Yoga for Seniors with Cheryl Kravitz (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker learns some special Yoga moves with the Gentle Yogi, Cheryl Kravitz. These special moves can be done by people who are wheelchair bound, seniors or just those that might need a little extra help. Yoga can be for anyone so you can get started too! […]

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June 23, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Villages Support Aging in Place (VIDEO)

Is aging at home a possibility? In Montgomery County there has been a grass roots effort to rebuild the “Village” concept of neighbor helping neighbor. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Pazit Aviv the Village Coordinator with the Aging and Disability Services for Montgomery County. Joining the discussion is the Board […]

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June 12, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

‘Think About The Link’ Between Viruses and Cancer Informational Campaign (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community you can find out more about the link between some common viruses and cancer. Too few people understand the link between viruses and cancers. In fact when it comes to the human papillomavirus or HPV, which is known to cause six different kinds of cancers, more than half or […]

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June 2, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

World Elder Vulnerable Abuse Awareness Day Set for June 14 (VIDEO)

The International World Elder/Vulnerable Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th. The 7th annual Montgomery County  event in recognition of World Elder/Vulnerable Abuse Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday June 14th at the Rockville Senior Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This year’s theme is Senior Safety in Age-Friendly Montgomery County. At the event there […]

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March 30, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Category Five Wind Ensemble (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker is joined by the chairman and conductor for the Category 5 Wind Ensemble, Dan Sitomer. Learn how these talented volunteers go around Maryland to encourage and promote music. To learn more about the Category 5 Wind Ensemble you can visit their website, Category5WindEnsemble.org

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March 17, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Teen Dating Violence and Abuse (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses safe relationships and the Choose Respect Public Service Announcement contest with Debbie Feinstein, chief of the Special Victims Division at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Rebecca Smondrowski, a Montgomery County board of education member. Previous winning PSA’s done by local students are […]

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March 8, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Meet Chef Sheila Crye (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn is joined by Certified Culinary Professional, Chef Sheila Crye. Sheila directs four 14 week after-school cooking programs, each with a capacity of 15-20 participants, created especially for at-risk middle school youth. Young Chefs is one among an array of after-school activities offered through an umbrella program called Excel Beyond […]

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February 24, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Sulam (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn meets with Lianne Heller, the Director of Sulam. Sulam believes that a high quality education should be available to children in the metro Washington area irrespective of their learning differences. This wonderful organization is setting a great example of a program that is working for our […]

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January 18, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: The Brookeville Beer Farm (VIDEO)

The craft beer industry continues to grow and become more popular. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn introduces us to one of  Montgomery County’s newest craft beer providers, The Brookeville Beer Farm. Guests Phil Muth, Co-owner and Kenny Borkmann the head brewer give us a lesson about beer, how they got started and […]

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January 9, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Friendship Circle of Greater Washington

Children and young adults with special needs can often find it challenging to just find a friend to hang out with and feel part of the larger community. On this episode of Connecting Our Community Host Karen Allyn meets with Chana Kaplan who will tell us about The Friendship Circle of Greater Washington.  The Friendship […]

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