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Senior Forum and Resource Hosted by Councilmembers Katz and Berliner Fair Planned for April 8

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz will host a senior resource fair and forum on April 8. The event is focused on educating seniors about consumer protection and will serve as a way to connect residents with resources in the community. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg will host the event.

Berliner and Katz

Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz

The resource fair aims to protect seniors from scams, address signs of elder abuse and neglect and connect residents with volunteer opportunities in the community. Over 15 different organizations will provide information and opportunities for seniors during the resource fair portion of the event.

Scheduled speakers for the forum include, Montgomery County State Attorney John McCarthy, Eric Friedman, the director of the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection, and Kathleen Meaney Stobie, director of the RSVP Program at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.

Councilmembers Berliner and Katz released a joint statement about the event.

“After hosting a very successful Senior Forum last fall, we are excited to be holding another one for our seniors in and around the Asbury community,” said Councilmembers Berliner and Katz. “We know that stopping senior abuse, avoiding scams and promoting volunteerism are important issues to seniors, and that is why we are pleased to yet again bring together our County’s leading experts in these fields.  It is our hope with this forum that our seniors will receive timely and relevant information and see the community resources available so they can continue to live safe, full, and enriching lives.”

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the community rooms of  the Rosborough Center from 9:30 a.m to 12 p.m. Those who do not live in the community may use the main entrance to Asbury Methodist Village at Odendhal Avenue and Asbury Drive. For more information, contact Lindsay Hoffman in the office of Councilmember Katz by calling 240.777.7817.

 

 

Willie James Inman

About Willie James Inman

Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at winman@mymcmedia.org or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.

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