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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Elderly Residents Found Dead in Silver Spring Home

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating the deaths of two elderly Silver Spring residents.  On Thursday morning officers found Donna Lewis, 70, and Arnold Ringgold, 71, deceased in their home. According to a police statement a family member had gone to their home and called 911 when they found the two deceased.  Police […]

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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Tuesday

Montgomery County has issued a hyperthermia alert for Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to exceed 95 degrees. County residents are strongly encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from various heat-related illnesses. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 7/28. A […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Retirees Support Black Lives Matter Protesters While Social Distancing

Retirees at the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg came out to show support for Black Lives Matter protesters on Sunday. The retirement community is across the street from Lakeforest Mall, where Sunday’s protest began. As people marched down the street, these older residents came as far as the perimeter fence with signs like “reform policing” […]

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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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