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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The B-CC Regional Services Center will provide additional space to Oasis, an education facility for adults 50 and older.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center will soon be home to expanded senior activities through Oasis, a group that promotes learning, health and volunteer engagement programs for seniors. Oasis provides classes for adults 50 and older, ranging in topics from Russian history to surfing the Internet. Twenty-nine years after it opened in St. Louis, Oasis has expanded to 27 cities across the country. This fall, the non-profit organization will grow its network in Washington, DC, even further. Offering new computer classes at the B-CC Regional Services Center, the senior program will provide new opportunities for baby boomers to catch up with Generation X. Other classes will range from art history to Spanish to health and exercise to…
Monday, November 15, 2010
Chevy Chase At Home will start providing their services in January.
Close to 125 people turned out for the kick-off event for Chevy Chase At Home Sunday evening at the Chevy Chase Village Hall. The organization, which has been in the works for close to two years, aims at having neighbors help other neighbors live comfortably to age in their community. Vice-president Nathan Billig said that idea, the urban village concept of helping older people remain in their homes and communities, has become popular in the last 10 to 15 years. With families spread out nationally and even worldwide, he said, "older people can no longer count on nearby children and grandchildren to assist with chores that may make aging in place impossible." Billig said the movement started in Boston, Massachusetts and the idea is growing …