Living Well 

 

 
Maintaining Your 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.


Exercise and Fitness for Aging Well  
  • SeniorFit 

Thousands of area seniors are getting—and staying—healthy through Holy Cross Health’s award-winning Senior Fit program. Established in 1995, the program is the largest of its kind in the region. Today, the program has grown to serve more than 1,200 seniors 55 and older throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Holy Cross Community Fitness Program

A variety of courses for people of every age to continue to exercising as they age. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County’s Rec Room

This virtual recreation hub provides DIY arts & crafts, fitness videos, virtual classes and tours, and fun ideas for any age. For help navigating the site, call the Seniors Team at 240-777-4925 or Visit Online for Resources 

  • 'Senior Sneaker' Exercise Program

Montgomery County Recreation's popular Senior Sneaker Program helps adults age 55 and older have access to 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. Visit Online for Resources 

  • 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. Visit Online for Resources

Spirituality ​
  • Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council

(Resource for referral to different faith communities.)​ Faith community leaders and decision-makers were invited to listen, learn, and discuss the redevelopment potential of their properties. Faith communities with excess land, underutilized structures, or declining income will have the opportunity to imagine new possibilities while continuing to serve their members. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program

Spiritually focused health promotion program centers on the belief that healing integrates the intentional care of the body, mind, and spirit. We invite faith communities throughout the area to join Holy Cross Health in its mission to be a compassionate and transforming healing presence. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Interfaith Community Dialogues

AMSS held virtual dialogues during the pandemic to discuss its impact on the community. Visit Online for Webinars  ​

  • Consortium of Islamic Centers Visit Online for Resources 

Technology
  • Older Adults Technology Courses 

Technology courses for older adults looking to become more proficient with technology while aging in today's society. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Basic Computer Classes and Programs 

Classes are designed to help you learn practical, basic computer skills, and are taught by caring and dedicated volunteer teachers to improve skills such as looking for helpful resources, applying for jobs and services, keeping in touch with friends and family, and many other activities that require basic computer literacy skills. Visit Online for Resources

  • Senior Planet 

Senior Planet helps seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Our courses, programs, and activities are changing the lives of older adults far beyond technology. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County’s Public Library MCPL offers programs and services that include: book clubs, arts and craft instruction, computer help, tax preparation, music performances, music lessons & performances, and health & wellness programs. For help navigating the site, call "Ask a Librarian" at 240-777-0001 or Visit Online for Resources 

Nutrition
  • Halal Meals on Wheels

Comprehensive Social Outreach and Support model program conducted by teams of AMSS multi-cultural Health and Long -Term Care Outreach Ambassadors. Since COVID-19, AMSS has formed Rapid Response Ambassadors Teams to meet the multitude of emergency requests for food, shelter, medical and financial support, and the increased isolation of our vulnerable diverse members. Call 301-327-8626 or Visit Online for Resources 

  • Manna Food Center

Strives to be a place where all people at all times have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food in order to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to making Montgomery County, Maryland a place where all live in dignity. Visit Online for Resources

 
 
Language 
  • Asian American Health Initiative

Resources for mental health, COVID 19, and useful publications available in different languages. View Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County English Language Skills 

Montgomery College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. There are three ESL programs for adult learners whose first language is not English. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County English Classes 

English courses for individuals looking to learn the language. Classes are free or low-cost. Visit Online for Resources 

 
 
Planning for Aging 
  • Aging and Disability Resources 

Information and or assistance for seniors, people with disabilities, and or caregivers. Call 240-777-3000 or View Online for Resources 

  • Holy Cross Health Senior Health and Wellness 

Holy Cross Health's senior health services aren’t simply here for you when you’re ill—we’ve developed programs to help you keep your mind and body fit—and live a vibrant, healthy life as you grow older. Visit Resources Online 

 
 
Citizenship Courses 
  • Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center 

​The Gilchrist Center is a gateway for Montgomery County's immigrants.  Our center provides information and referrals to programs and services offered by government agencies and community organizations. Visit Online for Resources

 
Transportation
  • JCA Transportation  - Transportation is a common challenge for older adults and their families. From getting to medical appointments and running important errands, to visiting friends and attending community events, seniors need access to reliable, affordable transportation in order to maintain their health, vitality, and independence. Help older adults get around through the VillageRides program and with our fleet of handicap-accessible buses. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Senior SmarTrip CardSeniors age 65+ pay reduced rates on Ride-On bus, Metrobus and Metrorail. Seniors ride free on Ride On buses and some Metrobuses in Montgomery County between 9:30 am and 3 pm, Monday-Friday. Senior SmarTrip cards can be purchased at Montgomery County libraries or Commuter Stores. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Call-n-Ride Transportation ProgramProvides reduced price taxicab service to qualified low income seniors 65+ and adults with disabilities. Call:  (301) 948-5409 or Visit Online for Resources 

  • Senior ConnectionProvides escorted transportation to seniors 60+ to medical appointments, errands and social events within Montgomery County. Prior approval required for trips outside Montgomery County. Call: 301-962-0820 or Visit Online for Resources 

  • Metro AccessShared-ride, door-to-door paratransit service for individuals unable to take transit due to a disability. Meets requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Call: 301-562-5360 or Visit Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County Senior Center ShuttleFree curb-to-curb transportation to some senior and community center. Call your closest community or senior center to see if transportation is available. 

    • Montgomery County - (240) 777-4992

    • City of Rockville - (240) 314-8810

    • City of Gaithersburg - (301) 258-6380

  • Safe Driver ClassMontgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offer older driver classes in partnership with AARP. We recommend visiting MCPL's website and then calling your local branch for information on class times and locations, or search for MCPL online courses using key words, "Safe Driver." Visit Online for Resources 

  • Montgomery County Volunteer Ride Service - Volunteer providers do their best to meet the needs of the community, but ride availability can vary. Some providers may charge annual membership dues. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Other Senior Driver Resources - Montgomery County resources for older drivers. Visit Online for Resources 

LifeLong Learning 
  • Montgomery County LifeLong Learning Centers - Five lifelong learning centers offer classes, typically as single sessions. Subjects include: computer training, fitness, topical events, languages, history, music, health, guidance on aging well and caregiver support. Visit Online for Resources