seniors

July 21, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCDOT Will Offer Free Bus Rides for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will enact a long-term ‘Ride Free Program’ for seniors and persons with disabilities. Have you heard❓ @MCDOTNow's Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Program will be implemented long-term on all County buses including Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flex, and Flash buses. Details ➡ https://t.co/m0K4PojAib. pic.twitter.com/EKlC3xH1go — […]

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June 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Kennedy High School Graduates Share What They Learned from Pandemic

Graduation season is wrapping up for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). John F. Kennedy High School seniors in Silver Spring were grateful to have an in-person ceremony; the class of 2020 held virtual graduations due to COVID-19 precautions. As high schoolers graduating during a pandemic, these Kennedy seniors said they have learned some lessons from […]

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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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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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May 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Los Centros de Gaithersburg y Rockville para Personas de la Tercera Edad Reabrirán en Junio

A medida que más residentes se vacunen contra el Covid-19, las ciudades de Rockville y Gaithersburg anunciaron que sus centros para personas mayores reabrirán el 14 de junio. El condado de Montgomery anunció previamente que dos de sus siete centros para personas de la tercera edad también reabrirán el 14 de junio: Holiday Park Center […]

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May 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg, Rockville Senior Centers to Reopen in June

As more residents become fully vaccinated, the cities of  Rockville and Gaithersburg announced that their senior centers will reopen June 14. Montgomery County previously announced that two of its seven senior centers also will reopen on June 14. They are Holiday Park Center in Silver Spring and Damascus Senior Center. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation […]

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April 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Launches ‘No Arm Left Behind’ Vaccine Equity Initiative

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that the state is launching an initiative called “No Arm Left Behind” which aims to ensure that every Marylander who wants a COVID-19 can get one. The initiative is an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to help seniors, college students, and employers across the state have access to the vaccine as soon […]

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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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February 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Marylanders Without Internet Can Call COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has teamed up with Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) to launch a telephone line to assist Marylanders without internet in making vaccine appointments. The COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. @MDHealthDept launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center to share info […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Chef Andrés and Team Come to the Rescue in Texas

Fresh off feeding thousands of National Guard troops who were protecting the U.S. Capitol, Chef José Andrés of Bethesda took his World Central Kitchen to Houston, where power slowly is returning to millions of residents who have been living without heat and electricity for several days. Like he has done during so many national disasters […]

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