Through my active membership in GROWS, I am connected with social service and government agencies, caregivers, religious organizations, eldercare professionals and senior living communities dedicated to addressing the needs of seniors. The members of this organization meet once a month to provide education and networking to better serve our Montgomery County older adults. Find a member here: http://growsmc.org/Directory
Montgomery County is designated by the World Health Organization/ AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities as an Age-Friendly County. Start at the Montgomery County website to find many of the resources available to our older adults living in the community. https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/senior/
WATCH SENIORS TODAY https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ccm/seniorstoday.html
Amy Harbison leads this show’s effort to share news and information of interest to senior residents of Montgomery County. Program airs on Comcast ch 6, 996 (HD), RCN ch 6, 1056 (HD), and Verizon ch 30 at the following times: Sunday 6:00pm | Mon – (10:00am) | Tues – (1:00am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm) | Thurs – (2:30am, 6:00pm) | Fri (10:30am) | Sat – (2:00am).
Montgomery County Recreation’s popular Senior Sneaker Program gives adults age 55+ access to 19 quality exercise/weight rooms across the County for a very affordable $50 annual membership fee.
Montgomery County Recreation partners with Suburban Hospital to offer Senior Shape, a low-cost, certified instructor-led, exercise program.
Active Adult 55+ Programs: Fitness, games, lectures, parties, entertainment, sports, and many other programs and classes are available.
Transportation Programs: Montgomery County has several low cost and no cost programs to get from one place to another.
Senior Call Check is a FREE service available to adults 65+ in Maryland. Receive an automated daily call at a time you designate. After 3 attempts and no answer, we will contact your alternate person to check on you. Registration is easy – online or over the phone!
The Positive Aging Sourcebook provides a great database of resources for Older Adults including housing options: www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com
The website AgingCare has forums for caregivers and daily newsletters that help ask and answer real day-to-day issues that caregivers face. The database for housing is easy to use. You can put in “assisted living Rockville, MD” and 24 options show up with a links for more information.