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AMSS Ambassador Caregiving Training 

Special thanks to Mrs. Lylie Fisher, Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, for her excellent Caregiver Training for AMSS Ambassadors, on June 20, 2020. 

 

Watch the full training here (Engage@HOME)

For the latest COVID-19 updates

Visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation

If you are concerned that an older or vulnerable adult is experiencing abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, call Adult Protective Services:

∙ Montgomery County: 240-777-3000

∙ Other Counties in Maryland: 1-800-332-6347

∙ Washington, DC: 202-541-3950

∙ Northern Virginia: 703-324-7450

 

The ElderSAFE Center, a program of Charles E. Smith Life Communities, is dedicated to protecting older adults experiencing abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our language-accessible helpline remains open Monday –Friday 9 am – 5 pm (301-816-5099).  You can call ElderSAFE to make a referral to our temporary shelter program or for more information on community services for victims of elder

 

COVID-19: Local Food System Resources

Please find below relevant information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get More Food From Manna

(Open PDF)

       Community Resources during COVID-19

Here is an excellent resource for a wide range of services to meet the community members' needs.

Click here

COVID-19 Resource List for Montgomery County Older Adults

Check the Information on Testing and Care (Open PDF)

COVID-19: Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP)

Check the  Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) Program, Click here.

Mental Health

If you or someone you know needs mental health support, below please find local organizations that may provide the help you or your loved one needs.

  • Montgomery County 24-hour Crisis Center Hotline: 240-777-4000. For more information, please click here.

  • EveryMind Montgomery County Call/Text Hotline: 301-738-2255. For more information, please click here.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Montgomery County chapter. For more information, please click here.

  • Child Trends, a resource to support children’s emotional well-being during COVID-19. For more information, please click here.

  • CaringMatters, a resource to help families cope with grief and loss. For more information, please click here.

Montgomery County Faith Leaders Town Hall (03/19/2020)

A virtual Town Hall for Faith Communities in response to COVID-19 included the county’s top agencies and non-profit organizations to exchange information and resources. Click to see the Virtual Town Hall for Faith Communities Responding to COVID-19.  Both meetings were coordinated by the Reverend Mansfield Kaseman, Interfaith Liaison, Montgomery County Office of Community Partnership

View the meeting here

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Disease Control: CDC website.

Montgomery County Recreation Department

The Montgomery County Recreation Department has many active adult programs throughout the County including adult fitness, art classes, and more.

For information on Montgomery County Senior Program locations click here

 

'Senior Sneaker' Exercise Program

Montgomery County Recreation's popular Senior Sneaker Program helps adults age 55 and older have access to a quality exercise/weight rooms across the county at a very affordable $50 annual membership charge. For this low fee, members can use the exercise/weight rooms during regular hours at any of our community recreation centers.

 

Click here to view the list of Rec Centers where the Senior Sneaker Program is available.

Indoor Walking Program

Many County Recreation Centers offer indoor walking programs that can help get you moving even in the heat of summer and the cold of winter. 

 

Click here to view the list of Rec Centers participating

Vital Living Networker Guide

The Vital Living Networker Guide is filled with resources for life enrichment as you plan for retirement and beyond. It includes opportunities for life-long learning, volunteering, and recreation. 

Click here to view the Vital Living Networker online

 

Montgomery County COVID-19 Health Resource Updates

During these challenging times as we fight together with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since accurate information about emergency services and resources is essential for the safety and well-being of our members, please check the following resources.

 

Click here to view the Montgomery County COVID-19 Updates

Click here to view the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website

The Resource Packet for Older Adults During COVID-19

HHS Aging and Disability Services have produced this outstanding resource package for older adults. Among many important contacts and resources, you will find information and benefits for those without internet access, the low income, and uninsured. 

Click here to view the Resource Packet for Older Adults

Food Assistance for Families and New Innovative Nutrition Program

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) have partnered to make frozen meal packs available to seniors through the County’s Senior Nutrition Program.

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are encouraged to contact Manna as soon as possible to begin receiving food through regular distribution channels.

Click here to view the Food Assistance for Families

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