The fall and winter months bring less daylight and darker commuting hours, which includes the end of Daylight Saving Time overnight this Saturday as clocks need to be turned back one hour. The adjustments that must be made at twilight during Eastern Standard Time can lead to more crashes between car drivers and pedestrians, with past records showing that two-thirds of all fatal pedestrian injuries over the past four years occurred between dusk and dawn. To address the changing conditions, Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Initiative continues to make upgrades to street lighting and crosswalks to protect pedestrians and urges residents to lookout for each other and obey the rules of the road. F
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council President Sidney Katz, Council Vice President and Transportation and Envir onment Committee Chair Tom Hucker, Department of Transportation Director Chris Conklin and other officials will launch “Flash,” the first bus service of its kind in Maryland, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Silver Spring. Ceremonies will take place in front of the entire Flash fleet (16 new buses) that will be lined up adjacent to the Briggs Chaney Flash station. The event will end with a ceremonial start of service with buses pulling out together and dispersing to serve passengers for the first time. NOTE: The event is open to media members only to keep
Join AMSS for the second in a series of thought-provoking town hall webinars " Sharing Traditions for Life Decisions -on Social Isolation". October 22, 2020 / 7-8:30 pm.
This event is in partnership with: The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care(C-TAC); The Asian American Health Initiative(AAHI); The African American Health Program & The Latino Health Initiative.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all feeling the effect of being distant from our friends, loved ones, and society – for many of us, a case of extreme social isolation. - How can we learn and support each other?
- What are the similarities within the diverse communities?
- How do we understand social isolation from diffe
For Immediate Release: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 As Halloween approaches, Montgomery County officials are offering advice on how to minimize risks associated with the event during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the traditional ways of celebrating do not allow people to minimize contact with non-household members so it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives to avoid the risk of spreading COVID-19. Due to the challenge of maintaining proper physical distancing on porches and at front doors on Halloween, traditional, door-to-door trick-or-treating is not recommended. In addition, the sharing of food through activities such as “trunk-or-treating,” where children go from car to car
For Immediate Release: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 Montgomery County health officials will provide free walk-in and drive-thru COVID-19 testing at multiple sites during the upcoming week. Testing clinics are free, no doctor’s order is required, and no appointments are needed. Residents with symptoms should call the Testing Helpline at 240-777-1755 for assistance with testing. The County’s home-based testing and human services screening is available for eligible residents. Find more information on the home-based testing and eligibility on the testing website. The self-administered nasal swab tests provided at the clinics are from CIAN Diagnostic Laboratories in Frederick. These tests are nasal swab
October 5-11: Active Aging Week: Active Aging Week Connects Residents 50+ to Dynamic Virtual Programs & Activities. The Montgomery County Active Aging Committee invites residents to participate in the County’s 3rd annual Active Aging Week, part of a national effort to promote healthy lifestyles. Events planned for Active Aging Week,October 5 through 11,include walks, fitness classes, book discussions, language conversation, games, technology skill classes, volunteer information, and much more. Click this link: Senior Site Calendar. - October 13-November 24: N4A's free six week training program on innovative home modifications - October 22: American Senior Muslim Society: Sharing Traditions
Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for County learners 60 and older, is offering free online classes that offered. us on how to thrive at home. Classes, which are offered live via video conference, enhance a wide variety of life skills. Classes Oct. 5-9 will include Make Energy Cents and All Things Zoom. In addition to classes in English, two classes during Oct. 5-9 will be delivered in Spanish. A variety of exercise classes also will be offered. During the spring and summer program quarters, more than 7,000 participants joined 234 virtual programs hosted by Senior Planet Montgomery. This fall, classes will cover how to use and host on Zoom, online basics, popul