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Council Vice President Katz and Councilmember Friedson to Host Senior Forum and Resource Fair

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Forum at Potomac Community Recreation Center will
focus on healthy living for the brain and body
and avoiding financial abuse

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 12, 2019—Council Vice President Sidney Katz and Councilmember Andrew Friedson will co-host a Senior Forum and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Potomac Community Recreation Center. During the forum subject matter experts will speak with participants about topics including how to reduce the risk of dementia, fall prevention and detecting and avoiding financial abuse. The resource fair will give participants the opportunity to interact with a wide range of service providers about subjects including aging in place, preventing elder abuse, lifelong learning and transportation, among others.

The Potomac Community Recreation Center is located at 11315 Falls Road in Potomac.

“I look forward to hosting another Senior Forum and Resource Fair, this time in collaboration with my colleague, Councilmember Andrew Friedson,” said Council Vice President Katz, who represents District 3. “We know that providing timely and relevant information on wellness for our brains, bodies and wallets will help seniors live safe, full and enriching lives. I am pleased to partner with Councilmember Friedson to bring the County’s leading experts together to address these important issues.”

“Keeping residents informed and connecting them to needed resources is an important part of ensuring everyone in our County is able to enjoy an excellent quality of life,” said Councilmember Friedson, who represents District 1. “I’m thrilled to host the Senior Forum and Resource Fair in District 1 with my colleague Council Vice President Katz, and I am committed to protecting aging adults and helping them age in place.”

Organizations participating in the resource fair include the following:

  • Affiliated Sante Group
  • Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter
  • Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
  • EveryMind
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Inc.
  • HIP
  • Jewish Council for the Aging
  • MCPD “Keeping Seniors Safe”
  • Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc.
  • Montgomery County DOT- Enhanced Mobility & Senior Services
  • Montgomery County Board of Elections
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Aging & Disability Services
  • Montgomery County Food Council
  • Montgomery County OEMHS
  • Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection
  • Montgomery County Recreation Senior Programs
  • Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults
  • Montgomery County Volunteer Center
  • Potomac Community Village
  • Rebuilding Together
  • The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter
  • Washington Metropolitan Oasis
  • WISH Program

“We would like to extend a special thank you to Potomac Community Village and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation for their support in making this great event possible,” said Council Vice President Katz.

For more information, contact or (240) 777-7906, or or (240) 777-7828.

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Release ID: 19-275
Media Contact: Mary Gies 240-777-7817, Rose Hacking 240-777-7898