Connecting Our Community

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This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions.

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Connecting Our Community: The Art of Fire

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On this episode of Connecting Our Community we visited a local glass blower, Foster Holcombe, owner of the Art of Fire. Host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Foster Holcombe about how he got involved with glass blowing. We took a tour and watched some of his students at his up-county studio. Foster talks about the amazing […]

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Connecting Our Community: Yoga for Seniors with Cheryl Karvitz, Part II

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The Gentle Yogi comes back for part II. Yoga CAN be done by everyone, even those with physical limitations or seniors. Cheryl Kravitz, the Gentle Yogi, joins Pat Shoemaker for this 2nd episode on some gentle yoga moves. Watch the first episode: “Connecting Our Community: Yoga for Seniors with Cheryl Kravitz”  

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Connecting Our Community: Transportation for Seniors

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To drive or not to drive… that is the big question that faces many seniors and their families. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker discusses some options with guests Shawn Brennan, the Mobility Manager with Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services and Denise Isreal from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Smartrip card for […]

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Connecting Our Community: Human Trafficking in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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Human trafficking is going on right here in Montgomery County. On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses human trafficking in Montgomery County with expert, Dr. Wendy Stickle. Dr. Stickle is the Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, Shady Grove. Dr. Wendy Stickle discusses things to look […]

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Connecting Our Community: Age and Dementia Friendly Montgomery County

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On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker is joined by guests, Marcia Pruzan and Lylie Fisher. Marcia Pruzan is a Senior Fellow in the office of Aging and Disability Services. Marcia is working with the Age-Friendly program which is being incorporated into Montgomery County. https://youtu.be/Sh0qKoeBPds Lylie Fisher is working with the Dementia […]

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

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

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

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

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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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Connecting Our Community: Category Five Wind Ensemble (VIDEO)

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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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Episodes

EpisodeTitle/Description
78

Connecting Our Community-New shelter #78

New Animal Shelter

77

Connecting Our Community-Pets with Disabilities #77

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

76

Connecting Our Community-Sunflower Bakery #76

Sunflower Bakery

75

Connecting Our Community-Toastmasters #75

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

74

Connecting Our Community-Domestic Abuse with Katie Gleeson #74

Domestic Abuse with Katie Gleeson

73

Connecting Our Community- Humane society #73

MC Humane Society

72

Connecting Our Community-Interages #72

Interages

71

Connecting Our Community-Manna Food #71

Manna Food

70

Connecting Our Community #70

The Senior Connection

69

Connecting Our Community #69

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

68

Connecting Our Community #68

Elder Abuse Awareness

67

Connecting Our Community #67

Barbershop Singing is performed by Accapello singers who also are part of the Harmony Express group.

66

Connecting Our Community #66

Olney Farmers Market

65

Connecting Our Community #65

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

64

Connecting Our Community #64

Artstream

63

Connecting Our Community #63

This show is about the local chapter ofHarmony Express a group of accapello singers.

62

Connecting Our Community #62

Rockville Science Center with Bob Ekman.

61

Connecting Our Community #61

Elder Abuse Awareness part 2. Guests Bonnie Klem, Lt. Bob Carter, and Debbie Feinstein.

60

Connecting Our Community #60

Bob Blancato: National Coordiinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.

59

Connecting Our Community #59

Story Tapestries with Arianna ross

58

Connecting Our Community #58

John Goon talks about seniors game night.

57

Connecting Our Community #57

Host Karen Allyn is joined by Cal Horelick, the President of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. Approximately 80% of all strokes are preventable.

56

Connecting Our Community #56

A message of hope Cancer with Meredith McNerney

55

Connecting Our Community #55 Hospice Caring

Pat Shoemaker talks with Jeannette Mendonca and Toby Rabbin of Hospice Caring, Inc about their organization.

54

Connecting Our Community #54 Emergency Preparedness 101

This episode of Connecting Our Community we will give you a refresher course on Emergency Preparedness 101.

53

Connecting Our Community #53

Host Pat Shoemaker is joined by guests, Gena Mitchell, President of Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) And Heather Sachs, DSNMC Board Member and Education Committee Chair. Together they dispel some popular myths about Down Syndrome and discuss the work of the DSNMC.

52

Connecting Our Community #52

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

51

Connecting Our Community #51

How to survive and thrive in the new era of under and unemployed.

50

Connecting Our Community #50

Interview with Blanca Kling, Hispanic Liaison with the Montgomery County Police Department.

49

Connecting Our Community #49

Olney Home for Life..Marlene Zaborsky

48

Connecting Our Community #48

Hero Dogs..Jennifer Lund

47

Connecting Our Community #47

Habitat for Humanity

46

Connecting Our Community #46

Health Disparities, Amalia Rivera- Oven

45

Connecting Our Community #45

10000 Villages

44

Connecting Our Community #44

Growing Soul 2

43

Connecting Our Community #43

Growing Soul 1

42

Connecting Our Community #42

Transformations with Bethany Portner

41

Connecting Our Community #41

Transportation

40

Connecting Our Community #40

Childrens Inn at NIH

39

Connecting Our Community #39

JCA

38

Connecting Our Community #38

Elder Abuse Part 2

37

Connecting Our Community #37

Elder Abuse Part 1

36

Connecting Our Community #36

Advanced Directives

35

Connecting Our Community #35

Weed Warriors

34

Connecting Our Community (Mandi and John E.) #34

MCM with Mandi and John

33

Connecting Our Community #33

GardenClub Gaithersburg Washington Grove

32

Connecting Our Community #32

Sleep Apnea and Dental Health

31

Connecting Our Community #31

Dr. Poon

30

Connecting Our Community #30

Red Cross

29

Connecting Our Community #29

Animal Rescue

28

Connecting Our Community #28

Financial Aid

27

Connecting Our Community #27

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

26

Connecting Our Community #26

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

25

Connecting Our Community #25

The Military Outreach of the Mental Health Association

24

Connecting Our Community #24

The Links, Inc Youth International Entrepreneurial Program

23

Connecting Our Community #23

Humane Society with BJ Altschul

22

Connecting Our Community #22

Bev Fleischer...Autism

20

Connecting Our Community #20

The First Tee Golf program

19

Connecting Our Community #19

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

18

Connecting Our Community #18

This show highlights the Montgomery County Ombudsman program

17

Connecting Our Community #17

The Commission of Veterans Affairs and Commission on people with Disabilities

16

Connecting Our Community #16

Boy Scouts

15

Connecting Our Community #15

Chinese New Year 2011 prep and explanation of events and customs

14

Connecting Our Community #14

Mental Health...Sharon Friedman

13

Connecting Our Community #13

Riji Green with Anna Leung fouinder and president

12

Connecting Our Community #12

Lions Club..Graciela

11

Connecting Our Community #11

Family Justice Center

10

Connecting Our Community #10

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

9

Connecting Our Community #9

MCVFD- Eric Bernard

8

Connecting Our Community #8

Anthony Cohen the Menare Foundation

7

Connecting Our Community #7

Police Explorers post 1986..Kevin Plato and George Stephens

6

Connecting Our Community #6

St. Anthonys Bridal and Goodwill

5

Connecting Our Community #5

Beekeeping part 2

4

Connecting Our Community #4

Beekeeping part 1

3

Connecting Our Community #3

Civil air Patrol

2

Connecting Our Community #2

Victim abuse

1

Connecting Our Community #1

Human Trafficking