seniors

July 17, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Pools to Offer Daily Admission Starting July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20, Montgomery County residents will have access to County pools under daily admission rates. Before you head out to our pools, here are five things you need to know: #MoCoRec #Aquatics #Pools pic.twitter.com/e560Sjyy4R — MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) July 17, 2020 Entry rates for County residents will be $7 for adults, $6 for […]

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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 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 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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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Oct. 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday October 3, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Active Aging Week Continues: Montgomery County government invites residents to participate in the second annual Active Aging Week, which is part of a national initiative to promote healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme is “Redefining Active.” Activities include walks, fitness […]

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September 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 19. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Chronic Disease Self-Management Peer Leader Training: Become a Certified Living Well- Chronic Disease Self-Management Peer Leader. The Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) is an evidence- based program that teaches community members with chronic illnesses how to better manage their symptoms […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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