Good financial health reduces stress which can improve physical and mental health. Montgomery County recently passed a tax credit that entitles elderly residents and elderly retired military to a 20% tax credit. To be eligible, residents must be 65 or older AND must have lived in the dwelling that they own for at least 40 consecutive years OR must be retired military personnel. This year’s applications will be accepted through September 1. For more information and to apply, please visit here. You may also call 240-777-0311 and ask for theDepartment of Finance, Division of Treasury.
In support of the goals of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, AAHP joins the effort to bring awareness to the challenges of minority mental health issues and to focus attention on an important component of mental health improvement: exercise. Mental health issues in minority communities are complex and the introduction of physical activity into the paradigm of improvement are new. Nevertheless, exercise has emerged as a viable, non-invasive solution to many mental health issues and is especially suited to the challenges faced by the Black community.
In collaboration with Health Freedom Walk Inc., AAHP invites you to join a Circle of Friends walking group or lead as a Conductor. Drawing inspiration from the courage, determination and strength of those who traveled the Underground Railroad, participants will embark on a journey to free themselves from the bondage of poor health habits and a sedentary lifestyle.
Sunday, February 26, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the American Red Cross and the People’s Community Baptist Church will host a blood drive in the Norwood Center, 31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905. Type O or B blood—which 70% of African-Americans have—is most in demand. Each donation has the potential to help up to three patients!
The ladies of the Xi Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are excited to host Pink Goes Red Line Dancing for Heart Health. To be held Friday, February 3 at the Community Center at Boehrer Park in Gaithersburg, this fun event will feature heart health information, healthy snacks, and lots of dancing. Please register/RSVP here.
Montgomery County Parks invites county residents to join the 100-Mile Challenge! Participants may enter as an individual or group to meet the challenge of walking, running or exercising the equivalent of one mile a day for 100 days. Weekly support will be offered and prizes will be awarded. For details and registration, visit www.ActiveMontgomery.org. The challenge begins with the kickoff event on Saturday, January 21.
AAHP, in collaboration with Bethel World Outreach Church, will host faith leaders across Montgomery County for the Health Promotion Pastoral Summit and Breakfast at Bethel World Outreach Church on Saturday, December 10. The event will educate faith leaders on how they can stay healthy, promote health among their congregations, and address health issues relevant to the faith community. Bethel Senior Paster Darlingston Johnson will host.
Leadership Montgomery will host the Senior Health & Wellness Expo, November 1, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrera Drive in Wheaton. The program includes an expert panel discussion from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, followed by a senior vendor fair from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Space is limited, so please register today.
The Catholic Charities and the Montgomery County Abused Persons Program will host the 9th Annual African Womens Empowerment Workshop on Saturday, October 22, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Free breakfast, lunch and child care included. For more information, call Sheri Laigle (240) 777-4586 or Smita Dazzo (202) 772-4354.
This Sunday, October 16, Montgomery County will host the Eighth Annual World of Montgomery Festival to celebrate the rich diversity of County residents through international music, food, dance, culturally authentic arts demos, hands-on activities, and more.
Caregivers’ Café D (Dementia) at the Village at Rockville Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Presented by Montgomery College and Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. Lectures and Workshops for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other dementias.
The Montgomery County chapter of Breastfeeding USA, an organization that provides evidence-based support of breastfeeding, is hosting a series of events throughout the County this August. Events are free and babies are welcome!