Monday, February 4, 2013
The T&E committee also will take up Leggett's $13.9 million request to replace 60 Champion buses taken off the roads following fire safety concerns.
Improved transportation for seniors and the county executive’s $13.9 million request to replace 60 Champion buses will be on the agenda for a Montgomery County Council committee Monday. The council’s Health and Human Services Committee and Transportation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment Committee will hear recommendations on ways to improve mobility for Montgomery County seniors. “The work session will stress that even in a county that is considered to have very good public transportation options, those services, in many cases, are not adequate for some seniors,” reads a county news release. Recommendations include creating a county “mobility manager” administrative position to coordinate transportation services offered through the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
There are multiple programs offered by the county.
Seniors in Montgomery County have plenty of ways to stay fit, according to Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer from the Montgomery County Recreation Center. From basketball to volleyball, Lohmeyer adds there are 10 recreation centers to choose from. Here are a few activities county seniors can take advantage of: Read more: Seniors Can Drop in Anytime for Exercise. Join Patch’s Local Voices! We want to provide a platform for your message. Email Tamika Smith, the Community Manager for Montgomery County, at Tamika@Patch.com to sign up.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Many local senior citizens in Silver Spring are signing up for assistance with grocery shopping.
Take some time out of your day to assist a local senior citizen. Who? The Senior Connection located at 3950 Ferrara Drive in Silver Spring. What? Tasks include escorting a senior to the grocery, assisting with reading product labels, reaching stock, handling carts and putting away groceries, or shopping for a home-bound senior from their list and putting groceries away upon return. When? Volunteers should be willing to make a year-long commitment to shop every week or two. Why? Grocery shopping is an easy and convenient way to make a big impact on the quality of a senior’s life. You can shop for someone else at the same time you do your own, on your way home from work, or as a weekend family outing. How? To volunteer call Marcia …
Monday, July 23, 2012
With most changes, there’s usually a bit of learning involved as you undergo a current or impending transition.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Maryland Emergency Management Agency issues warning and safety tips for seniors.
With temperatures expected to remain in the upper 90s through the weekend, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is reminding Marylanders that seniors are particularly vulnerable to hyperthermia - heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke - caused by long periods of intense heat and humidity exposure. Heat Exhaustion Common symptoms of heat exhaustion include feeling thirsty, feeling giddy, weak or uncoordinated. Some sufferers may feel nauseous, sweat profusely and / or experience a cold and clammy feeling on their skin. Heat Stroke A person experiencing heat stroke, a more severe and serious form of hyperthermia, may exhibit symptoms such as confusion, bizarre behavior, faintness, combativeness, a …
Monday, January 24, 2011
County’s budget woes finally touch programs for local seniors.
Since opening in 2000, Silver Spring’s Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center has offered bingo, guest speakers, arts and crafts, informational speakers, games, music, exercise classes, health screenings and more as a part of their “Gwendolyn Coffield Seniors” programming. But now, as with many County services, that is changing. “Today [January 20] is actually the last day of Neighborhood Senior Programs at this center,” said Coffield Center recreation specialist Derrick Felton. “We’ll still run some components, like Senior Fit, which we do with Holy Cross Hospital, but we can’t do all of it any longer.” One of the more popular events - day trips - now originates from another Silver Spring location for seniors, the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior…