seniors

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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January 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Group Brings Storytelling to Isolated Seniors

Combine out-of-work artists due to the pandemic, a love of storytelling and a desire to help isolated senior citizens and the result is Story Tapestries of Germantown and the Maryland Department of Aging’s latest venture. Earlier this month, almost 4,000 art kits for seniors filled with extra-large pencils that are easy to grip, lots of […]

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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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