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April 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich, Gayles Address Nursing Home Data in COVID-19 Briefing

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich gave a COVID-19 update during a virtual media briefing on Wednesday. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles also spoke, and the variety of topics include coronavirus case data for nursing homes, emergency relief funding, and testing kit availability. Governor Larry Hogan recently directed the Maryland Department of Health to publish […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Nursing Home Residents and Staff Must be Tested for COVID-19

All Maryland nursing home residents and staff will be tested for COVID-19 under a new executive order, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.  There are 4,011 COVID-19 cases at 143 nursing homes in Maryland. 46 percent of deaths from the illness are nursing home residents, Hogan said.  The executive order also requires all nursing homes to […]

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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

This Week’s Senior Planet Classes Include Streaming, Computer Games

Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free online classes to seniors in Montgomery County.  This week’s Zoom classes include streaming and smart TVs, computer games and chair yoga. Senior Planet Montgomery is a technology training program for people over 60. They usually offer lectures and courses at county facilities, but have moved online due to […]

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April 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Meal Packs Offered For Seniors at Grab-and-Go Sites

Seniors in Montgomery County can get frozen meal packs at “grab and go” locations and through delivery.  The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Jewish Council for the Aging started offering the meal packs on March 18, according to a statement from the county. The service is […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Trone Announces Two Bills Passed as Part of Dignity in Aging Act

U.S. Rep. David Trone (MD-06) announced Thursday that two of his bills to help aging citizens were signed into law.  The laws intend to reduce social isolation among seniors and increase access to care for people with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The Protecting Older Americans from Social Isolation Act will support services that detect and prevent […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Takoma Park Wants to Spread Neighborly Love with Phone Calls to Seniors

The City of Takoma Park is offering a “Phone a Neighbor” program during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The program wants to spread neighborly love to senior residents by offering phone conversations with volunteers. The city said there are enough volunteers but it is still looking for more senior participants who would like to talk.  Sign-up […]

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March 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Grocery Stores Offering Senior-Only Shopping Hours

Several grocery stores are offering senior-only shopping hours to accommodate vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a list of stores in Montgomery County that are offering such opportunities:  Dawson’s Market  Dawson’s Market offers senior-only shopping on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. Giant Food Giant Food’s senior hour includes others who have […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Whole Foods, Target Offer Exclusive Shopping Time for Vulnerable Residents

Whole Foods and Target are temporarily adjusting store hours to accommodate vulnerable shoppers during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak starting Wednesday.  Whole Foods will allow people who are 60 and older to shop for one hour before stores open to all ages, the supermarket chain announced in a statement. If store hours are from 8 a.m. […]

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March 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATE: Nine People in Maryland—Five in MoCo—Have Coronavirus, Hogan Says

Update (6:15 p.m.): Gov. Larry Hogan announced a ninth coronavirus case confirmed in Maryland Tuesday evening. The patient, a woman in her sixties, is a Montgomery County resident, Hogan said. According to Hogan, the coronavirus patient is connected to the Egyptian cruise, which involves five of the state’s other coronavirus cases. “This problem continues to evolve and […]

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August 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Buscan a Hispano por Asaltar y Robar a un Anciano en el área de Aspen Hill

La policía necesita la ayuda del público para localizar a un hombre acusado de robo, asalto en primer grado y robo de vehículos. La Sección de Investigación del Distrito de Wheaton obtuvo una orden de arresto contra Raúl Martínez-Rodríguez, de 43 años, por agredir a un anciano de 79 años que vive en el área […]

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