AAHP's chronic disease classes provide information and resources on how to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and dementia by focusing on proper nutrition, weight loss, and other critical health matters. Upon signing up, participants will receive a weekly link to join the class. Options are as follows:
To signup, please call or email Beri Kari-Fonge, MSN Ed., BSN, RN, CM-DN Interim Nurse Case Manager (NCM): virtual cell phone #: 240-324-8044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Healthy Bones Matter
Join the African American Health Program Aging Subcommittee and American Bone Health for Why Healthy Bones Matter on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Learn more about how family history, medication, and medical conditions can affect your risk for fracture. Sign up below, and see the flyer for more details. Register here.
Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services has compiled a list of resources for older adults here.
Call Check program - a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state
Shopping Hours for Seniors - Local Grocery stores offering dedicated shopping hours for seniors and those at-risk
AARP - online mutual aid groups that help people stay connected, share ideas, and help those in need
Senior Planet Montgomery’s Life Learning Classes for Seniors – free online classes on how to thrive at home
Germantown: Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road
Wheaton: Wheaton Community Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Avenue
White Oak: Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program, White Oak at 2121 Industrial Parkway. Testing takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To qualify for testing at the White Oak Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) site, individuals must meet testing criteria as determined by a licensed health care provider. The provider will complete an online order for testing through Maryland’s Chesapeake Regional Information System. Once an order is placed, an individual will be given instructions on how to make an appointment online. Appointments will be confirmed, and an ID number will be provided. Those arriving at the testing site will be asked to confirm their appointment number and provide a photo ID.
Testing at all County sites is by appointment only. For more information on the testing program, visit the Maryland Department of Health website.
The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how to make your own face covering using ordinary items:
The African American Health Program (AAHP) is pleased to announce the Glorifying Our Spiritual & Physical Existence for Life (G.O.S.P.E.L.) Program. The GOSPEL Program is designed to promote exercise as a fun activity and a desirable physical discipline that promotes spiritual growth, improved health, and community connection. Delivered in a virtual format, G.O.S.P.E.L. is a 6-week program that encourages participants to engage in measure steps and health related activities.
If you, your family, or any members of your community are interested in joining the program, please email your name and the names of others who will sign up to email@example.com no later than Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
Get out and for for a walk! Montgomery Parks is continuing its efforts to expand safe access to park facilities for recreation and exercise during the COVID-19 crisis. The department recently extended its regular Sunday closures of Sligo Creek Parkway to motorists to Fridays and Saturdays to free up more outdoor park space for walking, running and biking. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Friday and Saturday vehicle closures, the Parks Department has decided to open an additional section of the parkway to people, between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard, on weekends. These sections of Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other park users beginning Friday mornings at 9 a.m. through Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.
The American Heart Association has a current workout & dance series streaming live daily on the web, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. So You Think You Can Dance alums and TV personalities tWitch and Allison will be joining in on the fun! You may recognize tWitch as the DJ on The Ellen Degeneres Show. There is a lineup of dance, fitness, Pilates, and yoga this week. Here's the schedule:
Family Justice Center - 240-773-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5:00pm) For help with crisis situations, protective orders, legal assistance, counselin
District Court Commissioner's Office (24 hours) 191 East Jefferson St. in Rockville. - File Protective orders
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 thehotline.org (to chat), Text LOVEIS to 22522
Montgomery County Crisis Center - 240-777-4000 (24 hours) Help with crisis situations and shelter placement
Family Justice Center - 240-773-0444 or email@example.com (Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5:00pm)
Call-n-Ride participants are eligible to receive grocery store or carry-out orders. Participating taxicab agencies will deliver to participants’ door step, with a phone call delivery confirmation. This will be a contactless delivery service. Please see the attached flyer or click below for more information.
The Office of Home Energy Programs has released frequently asked questions related to utility payments. Please see the attached document for questions and answers.
Emergency financial assistance will soon be available for Montgomery County residents through the new Emergency Assistance Relief Payment program.
Families with incomes less than 50% of the federal poverty level* who are not eligible for Federal COVID-19 stimulus checks or State benefits will begin receiving a one-time emergency assistance check from the County early next week.
Eligible families will receive $1,000 for a family with one child (plus $150 for each additional child up to a maximum of $1,450 per family) early next week.
Approximately $2.5 million will be given out to residents by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and another $2.5 million will be intended for individuals and families served by nonprofit organizations in the community.
*Families with incomes less than 50% of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for Federal COVID-19 stimulus checks or State benefits will begin receiving a one-time emergency assistance check from the County early next week.
Learn more here.