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March 9, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

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

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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March 6, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Transportation for Seniors

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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December 16, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

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

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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December 4, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Age and Dementia Friendly Montgomery County

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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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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