senior residents

April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Seniors Can Take Free Online Classes About Zoom, Telemedicine and More

Seniors in Montgomery County can take free online classes to learn how to use technology to help themselves through Senior Planet Montgomery.  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 the COVID-19 pandemic.  The classes are […]

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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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March 6, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Council Postpones Senior Town Hall Meeting at Leisure World

Update, March 11: The Montgomery County Council has postponed the senior town hall meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 to a later date. The county government is currently on active status which means that local government resources are focused on the health and safety issues associated with COVID-19. Original:  The Montgomery County Council […]

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June 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Officials Hosts Annual Senior Safety Forum

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County officials hosted the seventh annual Senior Safety Forum on Wednesday. The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, where people from around the world could voice their opposition to the abuse of older generations. Since the 60-and-over population in Montgomery […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

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New Property Tax Credit for Elderly Residents and Veterans

The Montgomery County Council approved a bill that would create a new property tax credit for senior residents and retired veterans. Bill 42-16, sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen, will allow qualifying residents to receive a 20-percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes, according to a news release. Residents who are at least […]

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