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Commission on Aging Invites Community to March 28 Forum on Montgomery County Age-Friendly Initiative

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seniors, non-profit organizations and businesses serving seniors, and interested residents are invited to a forum on Wednesday, March 28.   The forum, sponsored by the Commission on Aging, aims to help residents understand the County’s Age-Friendly Initiative.  Following a panel discussion, participants will hear from experts and share questions and views about civic and social engagement, elder abuse prevention, employment and senior public safety.


The forum will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, located at 1 Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Civic Building is accessible by public transportation and is adjacent to the Ellsworth Drive parking garage.


In December 2015, the County’s became an Age Friendly County, part of the World Health Organization’s “Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program, administered by AARP.  The Age Friendly Montgomery Initiative was formed to implement progress.  “Enrollment in the World Health Organization’s Age Friendly Communities program is another way for our community to show its commitment to residents across the lifespan,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett.  “I urge everyone who can to attend the forum so we can hear from you about what’s important for us to focus on.”


Refreshments will be served.  The event is free but reservations are requested.  Register with Tremayne Jones at or at 240-777-1262.  Sign language interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request. Please request with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least three (3) full business days in before the meeting, by contacting Tremayne Jones at or 240-777-1262 (Voice) or MD Relay 7-1-1. Last-minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fulfill.


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Release ID: 18-461
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534