senior citizens

June 15, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Senior Centers Reopen with Budget Increase for Additional COVID-19 Recovery Programming

Montgomery County’s senior centers have started their reopening this week as they begin to offer more programming in person including fitness classes, meal programs and social events, according to the manager of the Department of Recreation’s Senior Team, Sara Swarr. The county also passed a budget increase for the Recreation Department on May 27 ahead […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Senior Planet Montgomery Hosts Free Online Classes First Week of March

Senior Planet Montgomery will be offering free online wellness classes for senior residents, with a focus on “how to thrive at home” from March 1 through March 5. Senior Planet Montgomery from AARP, is dedicated to helping seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Its focus is to harness technology […]

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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Classes For Seniors Through July 31

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program created for those over the age of 60, is now offering free online classes that focus on different ways to “thrive” at home. Classes will center on Food Delivery Apps, Cloud Storage, and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Classes will end July 31. The program is supported by […]

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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 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 17, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Maryland Becomes First State to Start Senior Call Check Program

The Maryland Department of Aging has started a free senior call check program for the state’s older residents. Maryland is the first state in the United States to begin a call program for the state’s older residents. Senior Call Check is a free, opt-in telephone service to check on residents 65 and older. Telephone calls […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Senior Planet is Offering Free Classes on How to Thrive at Home

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering free online classes this week that are focused on how to thrive at home. The classes offered live will include Zoom video conferencing, mindfulness apps, online shopping and sharing local resources with residents, according to the county. “Classes, which are offered live via video conference, enhance a wide variety of […]

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April 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

7-Year-Old From Gaithersburg Makes COVID-19 Care Packs

First-grader Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg says he just wants to help those in need during this health crisis and that’s why he started making COVID-19 Care Packs. Cavanaugh attends Spark Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown. He says his grandmother has asthma, and helping her during the coronavirus pandemic prompted him to want to help others […]

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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 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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